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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Working with our archeologist friend Dr. Pat McGovern, this beer was created to incorporate the ancient ingredients and techniques described in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It was brewed to 11.4Plato with Emmer (an ancient form of wheat) and loaves of hearth baked bread and flavored with dom-palm fruit, chamomile, and zatar. Fermentation was carried out by a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain captured by Sam and Floris during a recent trip to Egypt. ABV went from 5 to 4.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
750ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool. Aroma: There’s an odd, almost coffee aroma up front. It’s either coffee or well-toasted bread. Appearance: Bright gold/copper body. Quickly dissipating head. Taste: Pretty malty at first. But there is a splendid herbal flavor that is reminiscent of oregano and balsamic vinaigrette. Pretty tasty!! Palate: Medium body; with a moderate-long herbal finish. Overall: Excellent stuff! I just can’t get enough of that herbal taste. I will definitely be having this pleanty more times in the future. Outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1025) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of wheat, toast, lemon, flowers, and sweat. Translucent amber with loads of dark sediment and a somewhat creamy and bubbly white head with a dark brown patch. The taste is a touch sour with grain and cereal and nutmeg and horse blanket. I would have preferred more body as this is quite thin and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from Wine warehouse for $12.99 - pours straw, with some nice bubbles. Bready with a nice light fruity taste. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Lightly Hazy Golden Straw, Mild White Head, Mild Lacing S: Wheat, Bready, Light Citrus, Floral T: Wheat, Corn, Bread M: Well Carbonated, Light Bodied, Dry, Clean Overall, an interesting Wheat Pale Ale that was very drinkable but a little pricey for 14.99.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (402) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Pours a clear golden color with one finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, yeast, pepper, spice, chamomile. Hint of herbal hop with moderate carbonation, medium to full body. Not sweet, mildly bitter, a mildly sour perhaps a little salty. Medium finish. This is enjoyable and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
firstsip (460) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Tastes a bit like a craft store smells. Prominent pepper nose and frontal taste. Tastes of spices (again... craft store). A slight corn undertone. Decent head on pour, a dark yellow color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with av an off white head . Aroma of spices, yeast, cinnamon, some malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet add and spiced with soon be cinnamon , apple, some floral notes and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a white head. Spiced aroma with some cellar notes and dried fruits. Berry hints, Medium to full body, very soft on the palate. Some tea hints. The flavor has pale malt notes, dried fruits and tea. Herbs. Well, it’s interesting, that’s for sure, but it’s definitely not my kind of beer, sort of blending good and bad beer. 130804

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tea, chamomile, cinnamon, floral and spices. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a floral and spicey tea finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Dark clear orange pour some head. Aroma of dough, sesame, grapes, date sugar. Tastes very wheaty, cinnamon raisin bread. Bold flavors that I’d usually expect to find in a dubbel or quad are present, but lightly applied in this very refined brew. Palate is full and smooth and quickly recedes like oatmeal, but the effervescence and regular abv make it quite refreshing. Aftertaste of honey, date sugar, and savory spice. Underrated.

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