Dogfish Head Delaware Native Ale (DNA) 2012

Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
10% Mead | 5 Ratings |
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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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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