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Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

645 Ratings
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Ratings: 645
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 29
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billab914 on 12-09-2012)
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1/5  rDev -73%

ndaniele24, Nov 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73%

Worst beer I've ever tasted

BRami127, Oct 05, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

purdueflyguy, Feb 21, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

largadeer, Mar 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

personpitch, Nov 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

QuadConPana, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of rudzud
2.43/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bought a bottle at Julio's...what a mistake. Poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear honey hue with a one finger fizzy head that fades quickly to leave no lacing and a minimal halo. Bleh.

S - Yep, goddamnit. A combination of fruit leather and real leather. Fermented honey sweetness, fruit skin, and earth.

T - Taste is super sweet, with lots of old stale raisin, super musty basement/earth/dirt, syrupy, and herbal.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, helps keep the syrup up off the tongue.

O - Overall this was a waste of money. Absolutely awful. I like some of DFH's Ancient Ales but this is not one of them. Not even close.

rudzud, Dec 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Dcunicelli, May 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

LJugel, Feb 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

IanWingy, Dec 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

JJChrist, Jun 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

jmm380, Jul 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Vroom, Mar 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

marct, Feb 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

huddyball, Apr 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jan 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

JustinMatthew, Mar 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Dyce, Feb 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

bacasnax, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of champ103
2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston.

A: Pours a clear amber/red. A one finger white head forms, and fizzles out in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: The kitchen cabinet. Pepper, other nondescript spice, honey, light fruity flavors. Grainy, sugary, flour, literally powdered flour. No structure, just a mess.
T: Again, a mess. Lets see, black pepper, honey, fruit, corn, sugar, again flour. Like the stuff you cook with. What the hell is this? An aspirin like powdery flavor, I assume more freaking flour...what ever.
M/D: A medium body that is low on the carbonation and thin. Very powdery and chalky. While the alcohol is nowhere to be seen, this is just not something I care to drink.

I am glad I only tried a small snifter, and did not pony up for the ridiculous bomber. An absolute mess, and I have a hard time believing this has any resemblance to any "ancient ale." Just a waist.

champ103, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of SavvyStudent
2.71/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just by the copper appearance and sweet notes on the nose I thought this beer was going to be another interesting find from DFH. Unfortunately this is out of bounds for my liking as the pomegranate, raisin, tart profile is extremely sweet for me and not something I would drink again.

SavvyStudent, Jan 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

bccocx, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.