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RATINGS: 249   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3203) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
Serving: Draft at the Rehoboth Brewpub. It pours a deep yellow, almost gold color. No head. The nose was very light with just a touch of grain. The flavor was sort of grainy with a weird pizza like flavor leading to a chamomile and wheat finish. Light in body with average carbonation leading to a dry finish. This one isn’t my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the Rehoboth Brewpub. Served in a snifter. Pours a cloudy yellowish color with a soapy white head. Aroma of fruits, spices, and yeast. Sweet baked bread taste with heavy notes of honey,with other spices and light fruits. Frothy, creamy but still light. Unique, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
On draft at the DFH brewpub. Hazy yellow. Aroma was bready, with a note of dusty coriander and thyme (even though I don’t think they used either one of these ingredients). Flavor matched. At first I thought the thyme was from a lemonade concoction someone else at the table had, but there was a clear thyme note for me in the brew. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable, along the lines of a wit with some interesting spicing going on. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Draft in rehoboth. Pours a cloudy some what murky yellow. Funky nose of wierd wheat. Taste is initially a funky wheat taste, with the chamomile flower and light lemon peel... Not bad just different and funky... Medium body, more on the lighter side... Overall: Unique but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2026) - USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at the DFH brewpub. This Middle Eastern-influenced brew definitely gets points for creativity - another one of DFH’s fascinating, well-researched brews - Ta Henket is based on old hieroglyphics supposedly, and somehow it still manages to taste like other DFH releases. Aroma of lemon, herbs, & chamomile, with a touch of soap. This has dom palm fruit, whatever that is, and zatar, which is a very nice Middle Eastern spice mix that you put on bread (and which I eat regularly, but I dont taste a lot of it here). Light citrus, herbs, and hops, and fizzy on the palate. This unusual brew would make a nice summer release - kind of like high end soda pop. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at the dogfish head new years eve event. Served in a snifter pour was a cloudy yellowish color with one finger of white wispy head. Nose was fruits spices and yeast. Taste was baked bread,honey,spices and light fruits. Not my favorite beer by dogfish head but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 12 oz draft at dogfish head served in a snifter. Pour is cloudy straw with one finger of quickly dissipating white head. Nose is old vegetables and yeast. Taste is the same as this one comes off like a typical wit beer, though that is not what the style is. This isn’t bad, but it isn’t my cup of tea either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
On tap @ the Brewpub, Rehoboth De-Cloudy golden pour w/a slight, quickly deminishing head but good lacing which lasted thru the brew. Oddly spiced aroma. Had a Gloden Ale type flavor, at least that’s the closeist standard style I could compare it to. Had a whole lot of spices & flavors going on, a lot of which was hard to pinpoint. Rosemary, colander, some wheat & bread dough, spicy yeast, honey, citrus fruit...all kinds of stuff. Not a lot of carbonation to it, long, smooth finish w/a touch of wheat. I wouldn’t drink a whole lot of these, even though it is only 5% it really has to much going on to be a session brew IMHO. Nice change of pace brew to have as a before/after dinner sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a light hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is very heavily wheat and citric fruit, a touch of honey sweetness and just a tiny bit of spice. Flavor is a bit more citric than aroma, even a touch tart, picking up some sugary sweet honey notes. Not a lot of bitterness, a slightly grainy wheat finish. Medium body and a sharper carbonation. Refreshing and easy drinking, nothing too crazy though considering the specialty ingredients.

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