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Ta Henket - Dogfish Head Brewery

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685 Ratings
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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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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Btip1969

California

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-22-2014 06:05:15 | More by Btip1969
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

06-17-2014 04:42:27 | More by JCicero08
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kkdowning

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

06-16-2014 21:49:58 | More by kkdowning
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aussiebeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-12-2014 19:36:31 | More by aussiebeer
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blindmike

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2014 16:11:56 | More by blindmike
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-09-2014 19:19:20 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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eulerthegrape

California

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

06-09-2014 18:55:35 | More by eulerthegrape
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LakerLeith

California

5/5  rDev +48.4%

One of the most interesting beers I've ever had through and through. Being Middle Easter, this is right up my alley. 55 year old parents loved it too!
Chamomile, za'atar and doum fruit are perfectly intertwined into this awesome, (but a tad pricey), session ale.

06-09-2014 01:05:02 | More by LakerLeith
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armystrongmd

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +19.6%

To pay $11.99 for a 25.4oz bottle of this beer you should know what you are getting into and appreciate all the work that went into making this beer as authentic as possible.

Serving method: 25.4oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: A light golden color with a thin head,

S: Light floral aroma, chamomile, bready sweetness, slightly earthy

T: Chamomile, honey, biscuits, bready sweetness, mild spices (not quite cinnamon, but very similar). A fair amount of carbonation. Quite similar to a hefeweizen at the front of the mouth but finishes completely different. At the back of the mouth and in the aftertaste a sweet bread overtakes you. Overall very balanced and enjoyable, especially considering all the authentic ingredients and the effort to make this like it was made thousands of years ago. Sweet bready aftertaste is not overpowering, the beer overall is not that sweet so the sweet flavors are all very light. It tastes simple and natural, with unique ingredients and therefore a unique end result.

M: Medium body, kind of rough, not smooth like nitro beers. Feels thicker/heavier than the ABV would suggest. Very drinkable but not watery or thin.

O: This is an excellent beer taking into account the purpose, not just randomly tasting a bunch of beers. Thinking of it as a liquid time capsule allows me to appreciate it to the fullest extent. With no offensive flavors or smell, and a light drinkable body, I am quite pleased with this brew. It has unique flavors I have not experienced before and is quite enjoyable. Instead of "Walk Like an Egyptian" you can now "Drink Like An Egyptian". Perhaps Dogfish should have used that line on the bottle :)

06-06-2014 18:10:28 | More by armystrongmd
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-31-2014 01:53:48 | More by muskiesman
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%

From the 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on May 23, 2014.

The pour is a virtually headless pale yellow to golden tone. A little cloudiness but it could be a chill haze.

Check out all those Middle Eastern spices and fruits on the nose. They tell us it has Zatar and Chamomile and it does. I also get maybe some curry and allspice. And there are pale malts in the mix too.

Light to medium body.

All those exotic spices and fruits I mentioned are evident in the taste more so than the toasted malts and crisp, clean but mellow hops at the end. I felt like watching "Ben Hur" after drinking this.

05-23-2014 22:02:12 | More by puboflyons
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2014 14:53:01 | More by afsdan
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-19-2014 14:21:35 | More by drkastner
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-16-2014 05:23:23 | More by MonkeyBread
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-15-2014 06:28:56 | More by paulys55
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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tsauce2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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ScottStache

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.7%

04-10-2014 22:12:40 | More by ScottStache
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ACarp

New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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DustinSWB

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 20:16:58 | More by AWB3
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jeagleton

New York

4.09/5  rDev +21.4%

I like this beer--quite a bit, actually. But it's not your average beer.

I love the whole Ancient Ales line from Dogfish Head because I'm really interested in ancient cuisines.

This one is strange. it's thin and herbal. It's like an alcohol-infused carbonated tea with a turmeric-like spice suspended in it. It's not quite a beer which I like very much--but I also definitely knew what I was getting myself into when I picked up this bottle. I was expecting something a little chalky, a little herbal, and quite funky. I will remember it well but won't drink it more than once every couple of years I think.

03-31-2014 03:38:03 | More by jeagleton
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2014 16:47:26 | More by Iamjeff6
Ta Henket from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.