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Ta Henket - Dogfish Head Brewery

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679 Ratings
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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 40
Gots: 55 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.3%

09-12-2012 02:07:31 | More by wattoclone
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ChrisMetcalfe

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -70.3%

04-24-2012 21:55:56 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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josephwa

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -70.3%

03-26-2013 20:27:42 | More by josephwa
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Actionbastard

Virginia

1/5  rDev -70.3%

12-23-2011 06:19:18 | More by Actionbastard
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sobeleg

New York

1/5  rDev -70.3%

01-12-2012 04:36:29 | More by sobeleg
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70.3%

01-02-2012 02:46:14 | More by thesarahfuller
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zvanwink

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -70.3%

05-10-2012 17:03:12 | More by zvanwink
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tjeppaint

Maine

1/5  rDev -70.3%

02-04-2012 21:58:16 | More by tjeppaint
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

1.1/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a medium amber color with a fizzy white head.

Uh, really? The smell....I don't know what they were going for, but it smells like a combination of sweaty feet and bad fish.

The taste is a pungent, bitterness.

I didn't have it in my mouth long enough to get anything from the mouthfeel.

Wow, just terrible. I actually took a few sips and it kept getting worse. I'm going to have nightmares about this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 02:01:47 | More by prg1976
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

08-14-2012 20:50:33 | More by Nickfellow007
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

10-01-2012 01:49:37 | More by Phacoman
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AnIslandOfGeese

Illinois

1.3/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I have never been more disappointed with a beer in my life. I was so disappointed that I came on here to make my first review.

Color - Looks like any macro beer. Very little head.

Aroma - Smells like rotten fruit and stale Bud Light.

Taste - Awful. Tastes like someone threw up a pitcher of Bud Light into a DFH glass. It does not taste at all like a wheat ale. It taste like unknown rotten fruit fermented into a light beer.

This is the first beer in over a year that I have not been able to drink simply due to flavor. Poured out half a glass and ended up with a horrible headache from drinking this beer. I really thought this would be good after watching the brewmasters episode about this. However, when you push the boundaries of beer, you're bound to make something bad. I cannot recommend this to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 02:10:57 | More by AnIslandOfGeese
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billab914

Virginia

1.33/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

750ml bottle into my mad Fox glass. It poured golden amber in color with a frothy white head filling the top two inches of the glass.

The aroma is pretty unpleasant. I get a lot of spices to it that just overpower everything else. I get a tart, crisp fruitiness and some grainy flavors to it, but neither is enough to cut through the earthy spices. The comparison someone made to burning hair was pretty fitting in my opinion. Probably the worst aroma I've ever encountered in a beer.

The taste isn't any better. Spices up front, something that tastes like rotten citrus fruit midway and some sweet, grainy malts and honey in the finish. Again just plain awful.

The mouthfeel is light with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought this was an awful beer. Nothing in it worked for me and I can't drink more than a few sips of this. What a waste of $14. This is definitely one of the worst beers, if not the worst beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 20:29:08 | More by billab914
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Schlais

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

03-25-2012 19:07:02 | More by Schlais
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

09-16-2012 20:56:59 | More by heddar33
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

01-11-2012 04:18:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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SeaOfShells

California

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

02-27-2012 21:09:06 | More by SeaOfShells
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Samstronaut


1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

03-08-2012 21:27:13 | More by Samstronaut
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

08-22-2012 08:48:36 | More by Beeradelphia
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jk3

New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

01-17-2012 19:27:09 | More by jk3
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nootch23

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

06-17-2013 17:51:20 | More by nootch23
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GiveMeBeerToDrink

California

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

04-27-2013 05:36:53 | More by GiveMeBeerToDrink
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duceswild

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

12-31-2011 21:58:37 | More by duceswild
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

12-26-2011 04:19:03 | More by jpd7374
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Weird. Weird, weird, weird beer. I can't believe I finished the entire bottle, as it was such a strange taste. I expected more (from Dogfish), especially at $14.99/bottle. There was just this really off-putting smell/taste that I couldn't get past. It was kind of like perfumed soap and basil. I usually enjoy Dogfish beers, but would definitely not recommend this one to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 20:44:55 | More by alysmith4
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Ta Henket from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.