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Ancient Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ancient Ale
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 07-28-2012)
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Dogfish Head description from website: Our latest ancient ale is based on a beer the Etruscans of ancient Italy would have been drinking around 800 B.C.. It's made with pomegranate, raisins, hazelnut flour, capelli senatore (an heirloom grain), 3 types of honey, gentian root and tree resin.

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, DE

A: half finger head on a murky golden brown body making me think of old bananas.

S: very musty malts with medicinal grape and strawberry hint of menthol as well opening the sinuses a bit.

T: again very metallic and medicinal with grape notes lingering deep into the aftertaste. Opens with a nice malt profile moving to a very spicy and fruity finish.

M: medium and creamy body and moderate carbonation.oily, coating the palate.

Overall: this is a strange and unique beer that grows on you as consumed. Worth trying as is the case with most in this series.

07-28-2012 16:38:34 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-28-2012 16:40:37 | More by nickfl
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-11-2014 04:21:39 | More by Mebuzzard
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-26-2014 04:05:24 | More by DrBier
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-22-2013 17:45:28 | More by THECPJ
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-30-2012 19:10:12 | More by jklecko2
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a very cloudy, heavy golden color with less than one finger of white fluffy head with decent retention.

The scent was very complex, sweet fruit, likely pomegranate, toasted grains, honey, some notes of alcohol.

Like the scent the taste is also complex. There was the sweet pomegranate flavor, raisins, sweet honey, some bready notes, and a noticeable alcohol presence.

Medium body, smooth and kind of creamy, low to moderate carbonation.

This was like nothing I've had before. Very complex flavor with new ingredients I haven't tasted in a beer before. This might be something I would get again if in the area.

08-08-2012 15:16:46 | More by BeerCon5
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Sellen

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2012 22:29:12 | More by irishgreensoda
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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jimmygord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-18-2012 00:43:47 | More by Jacob007
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bkeller04

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-07-2014 01:24:00 | More by bkeller04
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-31-2012 20:46:02 | More by GeoCait
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Rich540

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-01-2012 02:22:51 | More by Rich540
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-24-2013 19:14:06 | More by RudnicsMEB
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SirIPAalot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2012 14:22:56 | More by SirIPAalot
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-07-2014 08:27:15 | More by Zdrummer15
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-16-2012 20:25:39 | More by JottaGibboo
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MikeRoni

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-26-2012 16:22:26 | More by MikeRoni
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Oldkentman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-10-2013 11:51:42 | More by Oldkentman
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Ancient Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.