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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4805) - 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 (1011) - 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 (3391) - 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 (1082) - 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 (282) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2194) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a minimal amount of white head that fades fast. Aroma of chamomile, some wheat, and a little bit of lemony citrus. Flavor is light citrus, with some chamomile notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3934) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours hazy, old-gold. Aroma is sweetly fruited, malt. Flavour is sweetly grained, lightly spiced and sweet. Very interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (417) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3002) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7841) - 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.

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