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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Sampled at Beverage World on tap. Clear golden color with a finger size head. Aroma was earthy, grains, nuts, bread. Taste is similar: earthy, wheat. Different. Not as strong in taste as other DFH. But this was worth the experiment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Sweet date, spice, and malt aroma. Hazy honey gold with a small white head. Sweet date, bready malt, spice, and light chamomile flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation. Quite nice, and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pepper, date, and rye-like malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Chamomile, mild pepper, date, and light malt flavor. Medium body. Very pleasant. History is so much better when you can experience it with multiple senses.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours a pale gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is slightly skunky with some grassy and grainy notes peaking through. Taste is more sweet than anything. Some grassy notes do come through, but just lightly. Not my thing, I guess.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
750ml->snifter. Gold with lacy white head. Strong herbs, with rotting and burnt wheat. Tstes is fullof wheat, grains, char, and hay. Very dusty. Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WallStirctly (57) - - JAN 20, 2013
Floral,herbal, fruity, acidic. Tastes like an ancient brew to me, smells like vomitted spaghetti sauce. Gave it a solid score based on fact it accomplishes what it set out to do.worth the try to taste the ancient brew, just don?t buy 8 of them to chug during football game (you?ll puke).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
This was a cool and odd beer. Aroma was very earthy and almost nutty. Almond and baked bread. Pour was a nice spritzy and light gold with a one finger white head. Taste, again, was full of herbs and earth. Tastes like some weird kind of freshly baked bread with a wheat or seed Iíve never tried. I have no clue what dom-palm fruit or zaíatar is but Iím guessing thatís what Iím tasting here. Nice experiment and nice to see them do a sessionable beer in this series. Not great, but good and easy to drink. Nice carbonation too

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This was pretty light comparatively to their other beers. Very interesting earthy flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tricyclist (536) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
This beer smells and tastes like pizza... itís kinda creepy. Iím smelling parsley, thyme, red sauce... seriously, itís not fantastic... the flavor is somewhat similar, but with more herbs noticeable... Iím glad this is a sample, not a full pour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
The aromatic spices in this beer are likely at first to remind you of "feet." Then, bread and middle eastern cuisine. If you read the reviews no one really knew what this was supposed to taste like so I recommend trying it anyway. Pours a golden straw color and a nice thick head that doesnít last very long. Mouthfeel is "syrupy." The more you drink the more you will notice the spices in the beer. No real hops taste in this and it has has low carbonation as well which makes it sweet in a weird way. The fruit ( whatever kind of fruit that was) is noticeable because the flavor of it seems to go very well with those spices. Itís the strangest beer I have had but Iím not sorry I bought it. The bottle is freaky cool.


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