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Ta Henket - Dogfish Head Brewery

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77
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680 Ratings
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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 40
Gots: 55 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
For this ambitious liquid time capsule, we used ingredients and traditions plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Ta Henket is brewed with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread, and it's flavored with chamomile, dom-palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. To ferment this earthy ancient ale, Sam and friends traveled to Cairo, set out baited petri dishes and captured a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain.

7 IBU

(Beer added by: lstokes on 12-20-2010)
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Aiptasia

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3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really apprehensive about trying this beer given all of the bad reviews on BA. I picked it up on the recommendation of a friend that works at our local Total Wine & More. It pours really nicely with a big creamy dense head and settles on down with lovely lacing and a coffee creamer cap. The smell is pure funk, and the most frightening thing about this beer. It reeks like sour ass. Sweat from a donkey is just how i'd describe the reek.

Surprisingly, it's a fine tasting beer. It's very bready and malty with a nutty twang and some roasted popcorn. I'm getting a little raw nutmeg on the beer, too. Not sour at all. Hops on this beer are very light and it finishes wet on the tongue. It's actually quite refreshing and not overly alcoholic. Would make a fun choice for a spring beer on a warm day.

Seriously, if you can get past the smell, it's a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:37:32 | More by Aiptasia
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Ta Henket from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.