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RATINGS: 254   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%.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2899) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
perpetuitas (8) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
Score another one for Dogfish Head! A 2011 bottling I decided to crack open. Drinking at about 49 degrees. Super lively upon opening with a near foam over. Pours a dehydrated piss dark yellow/gold with a light head that lasts for a few minutes before retreating with heavy lacing. It’s the hardest beer I’ve ever had to pour -- as slow as possible to avoid a 6 inch head. The nose stung once like a spice but mellowed into a malty, bready, herbal with a slight fruit element treat. The zatar really comes through. The chamomile is clearly a factory and maybe that is why the finish and palate is a tiny bit cloying for me at first (I don’t enjoy chamomile). As it is opening up I really love this brew, the palm fruit is apparent and it’s completely refreshing. I suspect some of the ratings are due to drinking this way too early, let is sit a few years! grass, hay, bread, citrus, herbs, herbs, herbs, leaves,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eberndt (215) - - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy golden-yellow with some sediment and a head that disappears very quickly. Coulf have been a little more carbonated but an interesting beer. Tasted very bready and spicey, didn’t taste much fruit or camomile though. Glad I tried it but probably won’t drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1021) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Hazy gold with thin rimming white head; slight malt earthy aroma; Flava is of herbs/flowers lavender or chamomile and a slight tartness ; feels light semi flat; finishes dry tangy with a tart twinge

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"the base of this beer seems to share some similarities to another DFH 25 ouncer, Pangea...light yellow, fizzy, spiced. I was drawn to this because I like chamomile in beer and while it was present here, it was overshadowed by the fruit. A refreshing, interesting beer, but it was fairly simple, and had the flaw of being too prickly in the mouthfeel for my taste. For far less, DFH has better beers."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Draft at Monks Cafe. Hazy amber pour with a large white head. Some wet lace. Very unusual taste. First impression was it tastes strongly of garlic shoots and spring onions. Chamomile. Nutmeg. Cardamom. Golden raisins. Tea leaves. Heart of palm. Oregano. Chanterelles. Coriander. Honeycomb. Tastes like an Egyptian Bizarre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3625) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml - 2011 vintage) Copper pour with an over abundance of foam. Odd dusty and slightly fruity aroma. Flavor is earthy and lightly fruity and bitter. Not unpleasant but not good either. So many flavors that I couldn’t identify. Too carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Drank from a pint glass from a large bottle. I can smell the herbs and spices, very nice mellow notes. Pours a yellowish gold, with good carbonation and white head. The beer is delicious, great complexity, well,balanced, tastes of peppercorns, herbs, and chamomile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-28-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a straw-yellow color with a billowy white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a light amount of lacing. Smell – The smell was heaviest of wheat with a mix of mainly light fruit aromas (peach, apple but maybe even a little bit of plum as well). With this smell was some spice and a light sugary sweetness. Taste – The taste begins of a bready taste with nice hints of some sweeter cane sugar and a wheaty flavor. As the taste advances some spicy flavors of cinnamon and other spice come to the tongue. These flavors meld well with the more malty flavors and take the flavor to the end where a nice crisp taste is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a medium level of carbonation. The crisp taste is complemented well by the lower body thickness and makes this one very easy to drink brew. Overall – This beer is crisp, easy drinking and has some wonderful flavors. It is a very good brew, although I am not sure it is quite worth the price you will pay for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2258) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2014
From the 750 ml. bottle. A slightly cloudy pale yellow to light amber with a short-lived white head. Loads of spice and Chamomile (as advertised) on the aroma along with the pale malts and juicy fruity character. The body is light to medium. The taste has all kinds of exotic spices along with the toasted malt character. Hops are downplayed. Highly interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (626) - - MAR 2, 2014
cloudy amber color; fruity, spicy aroma; mild, fruity flavor with spice and herbal notes; cereal-like wheat malt and Belgian style yeast; slightly sweet finish; a smooth, refreshing, easy drinking beer

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