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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of chamomile, some peachy hints, light citrus, wax. Tastes of beeswax, chamomile, spicy with some light wheat on the finish. Unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 24, 2011
bottle. lightly hazed gold with no head. grainy nose wit sour dough bread. fresh bread, pepper flavors, basil, and a lot of oregeno. reminds me of a pizza crust. the za’atar spices are prominent. not getting any doum palm (i suppose it’s like a date). nifty experiment that turned out pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Shared bottle. Orange pour with small white head. Earthy nose with chamomile, funky fruit, and wood. Med body with sweet fruit, tea, wood, earth and spice. Sweet semi-dry finish with more tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Golden- yellow color with a decent white head. Bread notes are upfront. Also getting very earthy notes and a slight herbal note at the end from the za’tar I guess. I’m not sure if I even pick up any of the doum. Crisp taste throughout. Overall a very good, drinkable and complex beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
750ml bottle, nice label. It pours a clear honeyish color with a fizzy white head that leaves no lacing. The smell is odd. Definitely spicey in a north-African sort-of way there is some standard cinnamony smell, graham cracker. It is mildly fruity. The flavor is floral and spicy. There is a hint of tanginess, it really tastes unlike any other beer. I am not the biggest fan. A lot of unique flavors here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours clear golden with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grain, bread, earthy notes, honey and faint citrus. The taste is bread, honey, citrus, other tart fruits, and a slight earthy and herbal note. Medium bodied. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
This was surpisingly good. Pours a clear yellow but with a ring of white head. Reminded me of a kolsh but with a wheaty, bready, finish. I love the whole history of bringing back a beer recipe from egyptian hieroglyphs. Slightly herbal and subtle, crisp up front, and I guess the ’zatar’ comes out on the tail end? good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Has a sweetish fruity spicy aroma. Sweetish fruity spicy honey flavor. Has a sweetish fruity slightly spicy honey finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
I expected a bit more from this one. This reminded me of a tea more than a beer. Aroma of honey. Light yellow color with consistency of tea. weak bodied. Sweet ending, for me, didn’t taste like alot. Interesting still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2011
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear liquid yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma of chamomile, zatar, barley, wheat and yeast. Taste of chamomile, barley, wheat, yeast and twigs. Has a zesty lemony finish.

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