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Ta Henket - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 48
Gots: 63 | FT: 2
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lstokes on 12-20-2010

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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 :)

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Ta Henket from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.