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Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 29
Gots: 70 | 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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle served in a Duvel Tulip glass. Bottled on 06/18/13.

Appearance: Hazy coppery-brown. Light tan head upon pouring died back fairly quickly and left nothing behind. No lacing at all.

Smell: Yeast and lots of fruits (grape, apple).

Taste: All sorts of flavor. Honey like sweetness mixed in with lots of fruits - apples, grapes, pomegranate. There is a peppery taste right before the finish. The finish is slightly tart and sour, and again fruit-like.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, slick, light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A very unique beer. I've never had a beer like this - but that's the point isn't it? If this is what the Etruscans were drinking (roughly) over 2800 years ago...then count me in for enjoying a cup from time to time. I picked up a bottle because the price was right (on sale - $5.99) and aged over a year it's still quite good. It paired very well with food (Chicken Paillard with curry gravy and red lettuce salad) and as a very fruity beer, I think it might go well with a variety of other foods as well. So for drinkability, I never got tired of the large glass I poured for myself and the alcohol is dangerously well hidden. Overall, an unique experience and worth a try. I might actually pick up a bottle again if the price is right. Not an amazing beer, but it has its charm.

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Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.