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Ta Henket - Dogfish Head Brewery

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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
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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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Dogfish Head Brewery - Ta Henket - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

Look - Pours hazy golden-orange with a full fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Smell - Subtle fruits and bready with definite chamomile. Spice throughout.

Taste - Light and fruity, chamomile on top. Crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Rests on the palate almost like a tea. Good drinkability but a bit sweet.

Overall - Interesting brew, not really my bag but unique as hell from my perspective. Worth a shot. Tastes as advertised.

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A: Poured a fairly bright orange with a slight chill haze. No head to speak of.

S: Nothing... absolutely nothing. Well, maybe a tinge of chamomile and some baked bread, but that is absolutely it.

T: Salty. Seriously, this is one of the first brews I've tasted in a long time where I feel comfortable using that descriptor. It honestly tasted like wallpaper paste, with some licorice (just a tinge), and some algae.

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Ta Henket from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.