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RATINGS: 247   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1977) - 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 (3458) - 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 (2861) - 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 (7379) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (2857) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1395) - 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.

   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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2818) - 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 I’ve never tried. I have no clue what dom-palm fruit or za’atar is but I’m guessing that’s what I’m 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This was pretty light comparatively to their other beers. Very interesting earthy flavor.

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