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Dogfish Head Delaware Native Ale (DNA) 2012


Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
Style: Mead | Ratings: 5 | Alcohol: 10%
Our second batch of D.N.A. is a braggot, or a fermented beverage, containing sugars from both grain and honey, and in this case fruit as well. All of the ingredients in this braggot were sourced from Delaware, and consist of Wildflower Honey, barley (a portion of which was malted at the Milton Brewery), and blueberries from Fifer Orchards. Our D.N.A. yeast, the official state yeast of Delaware, was then used to ferment the resulting liquid. The most striking aspect of this brew is the beautiful deep purple-ruby hue and bright pink head. The aroma is filled with notes of red wine grapes and over-ripe fruit. The flavor follows suit with vinous notes, sweet honey, slight acidity and booze.

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