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Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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561 Reviews
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Reviews: 561
Hads: 1,412
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 104
Gots: 223 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer | 10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 06-15-2005

Let's travel back in time again for another Dogfish Head Ancient Ale (Midas Touch was our first foray and Theobroma our most recent). Our destination is 9,000 years ago, in Northern China! Preserved pottery jars found in the Neolithic villiage of Jiahu, in Henan province, have revealed that a mixed fermented beverage of rice, honey and fruit was being produced that long ago, right around the same time that barley beer and grape wine were beginning to be made in the Middle East!

Fast forward to 2005. Molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology calls on Dogfish Head to re-create another ancient beverage, and Chateau Jiahu is born.

In keeping with historic evidence, Dogfish brewers use brown rice syrup, orange blossom honey, muscat grape, barley malt and hawthorn berry. The wort is fermented for about a month with sake yeast until the beer is ready for packaging.

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Chateau Jiahu from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.