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RATINGS: 257   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Sample at craft.. Not my thing at all. Pours yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has some honey notes but not much action. The taste is really light with no discernable direction. A really boring brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Tasted on 5/11/13 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a very thick, fizzy white head that recedes quickly to thin lace. It almost looks like a sparkling wine with tiny bubbles continuing to quickly rush to the top. The nose is nutty and interesting, with some toasted hazelnut, almond, honey, and just a touch of green bitterness. The flavor is a touch sweeter than expected with the honey and varied nuttiness, but no real perceivable bitterness. The body is light with almost sparkling carbonation and a medium nutty almond finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anuar (1) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
Exótica e aromática ! Todos tem que provar, rs! Tem Zatar e Camomila e uma receita ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3579) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
pours clear gold with a huge white head. aroma is like dusty feet with pepper and flowers. flavor has light coffee and old nasty fig...hint of metal. mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a flowery/metal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Yellow with a white head. Aroma is floral, citrus and wheat. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, bread, flowers and chamomile. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5315) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Clear golden coloured body with a copper and orange glow and a very thin head. Aroma of alcohol, honey, chamomile, flowers, light spices and a hint of lemons - not much z’atar in the nose at all. Light-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a little fruit flavour at first, some very light malt and a tiny sweetness - not much grassiness or spices at all. Aftertaste is showing mostly the light malt, sweetness and a hint of alcohol - the rest of the complexity is lost. Overall, an interesting beer for sure, and thanks DogFish for trying a ’different’ beer, but this one is executed very poorly. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Wegman’s in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday on 20-April-2013 for US$8.99 and sampled at home in Washington on 21-April-2013.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (1511) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
A sour and fruity flavor with a watery aftertaste. Amber in color with a white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AirForceHops (5227) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
Draft @ The Pressroom Portsmouth, NH. Pint showed me a nearly clear gold color n o head with low carbonation. I have no idea what zatar and dom-palm fruit is. I had to look up Zatar which is actually spelled Za’atar and is a Middle Eastern Spice mix. Nose is light chamomile essence and a very strange funk. Taste is funky wheat, honey, chamomile and that odd Za’atar. Very herbal after taste. It did remind me of a few food items I had while being deployed to the Middle East and honestly that’s not a good thing. The herbs and flat carbonation turn me off a lot. I normally can finish any beer I order, except this one. I left half of it at the bar. I thought it was horrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1794) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Aromas of caramel, nuts, wheat bread, subtle orange peel, subtle smoke, and a hint of metal. Orange-gold with a fairly retaining, khaki head. Slightly sweet with spicy, nutmeg and cinnamon-like flavors, and some graham cracker tones. Light body, very low carbonation, and with an earthy, sweet, spicy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zickbeer_ye (436) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Metallic wheaty corn smell. Foamy head golden light orange hue. Light burnt malty taste with a lemon finish. Smooth but kinda flat on the palate. Eh.

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