pottygok (486) - Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Very complex and winey aromas--dried fruit, honey, berry with hints of earthy yeast aromas.
Appearance: Clear bright amber with minimal head.
Taste: Medium-heavy sweetness with light bitterness and medium sourness to balance.
Palate: Full body, thick oily texture, soft carbonation, long fruity finish.
Overall: Wow! This has so many flavors working with each other and against each other. Every sip reveals something different, but still in harmony with the others. Nothing unpleasant here, though a bit too fruity for my taste. Still, this is really well done.
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, flight. pours amber gold, no head or lacing. nose is spicy, a bit sour, some clover. attack is warm, very spicy, background is like a sour. smooth clean finish.
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. I didn't know what to expect but this was nice. Soft carbonation, subtle tartness, and a bit of apple fruitiness gave this more of a wine like feel. Simple, clean, and clear, this beer is not nearly as convoluted as its ingredients suggest. A bit of honey gives it a nice pleasant sweetness. Good.
GarrettB (1093) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 8th, 2013 - Even when the flavors go awry and tragedy strikes, I love these exotic beers rooted in history and brewed from curiosity. Some result in a bottle full of historically accurate off-flavors, but that’s okay. Others, like the Etrusca, end up delicious even after throwing conventional caution to the wind. The Etruscan is a murkier, grizzly bear brown brew with a brunette top of foam, and the smell of raw, cracked wheat, sourdough and sourdough year, saffron, bulgur and couscous - truly an assembly of anthropologically critical grains and staples. The taste is much sweeter and less like an "ancient grain" blend. It begins with a nice, moderate sourness and acidity, adding in cherry and pomegranate sugars, and then after peaking it tapers off with plum and acidity, and a soft, wheat aftertaste, with an overall thick layer of booze.
AdiBeer (1505) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: heavy malts, caramel, toffee. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: bubble gum, lively carbonation. Overall: OK Tradional Ale, not too keen on palate. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml Bottle Sept 2014. Slight sour beer-like base, resin center, great peppery aroma. I’m a sucker for "ancient" ales. Loved it.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Interesting spices in this one, it is both unique, and very Dogfish Head. Malty sweet and yeasty. Honey is light, but present in nose and flavor. Good prickly feel. Cool beer if not quite worth the price."
csaso (1461) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - small foamy head, murky dark brown color, definite fruity (pomegranate I guess) aroma and flavor, some dark fruit and nutty notes in there too, definitely unique and pretty good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jsnicholas (245) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz $16): Interesting beer. Pours mostly clear golden bronze with small white head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Strong pomegranate taste and almost wine like. These to my should be classified a fruit beer.
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice with a hop and malt combo. Sweet finish on the tongue. Not too bitter, but has some taste
bartlebier (1970) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse FR, thx Roland & Martina. Viscous brown-amber pour. Nose of berry&grape-infused maple syrup with a hazelnut edge. Dryish mouthfeel with some tannins. Very vinous: chardonnay, pomegranate juice, spiced wine dunked with a shot of Enzianschnaps, some hard to place caramel fruitiness. Easier to drink than some other DFH molecular archeological brews.