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Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 24
Gots: 55 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billab914 on 12-09-2012)
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that fizzled quickly to nothing. It is a copper color with tiny little bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready and caramel malts with some honey, pepper, vanilla, herbal, and raisins.

Taste: Pretty much same as above with some nutty notes and a little warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation, a little dry, chewy, light to medium bodied, and a little tingly.

Overall: For a gruit/herbed beer, this was pretty tasty and easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 19:43:19 | More by Flounder57
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Samuel906

California

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish, amber with a pearl white, thin head. Some lacing. Has a pretty great smell, complex. Definitely lots of honey and pomegranate, banana, yeast and some fruit funk. Taste is along the same line with some citrus and pepper. Can't really pick out much hazelnut, which I was kind of hoping for. Feel is light and crisp, works well with the citrus and mild sour flavors. Moderate to high carbonation. Overall, a great trip off the beaten path. Some new flavors that you don't see much and I applaud DFH as always for trying new things. One of my favorite parts of these beers is reading the story of their inception and history, and this one has some great flavors to go with it.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 09:29:56 | More by Samuel906
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LJugel

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

02-22-2014 15:50:52 | More by LJugel
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-22-2014 05:57:28 | More by razorsdescent
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Fejj

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-21-2014 01:39:28 | More by Fejj
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Lurgington

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-20-2014 03:02:41 | More by Lurgington
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nick_asian

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-19-2014 11:45:23 | More by nick_asian
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chet4

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-19-2014 01:32:50 | More by chet4
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-15-2014 03:19:12 | More by jeffwright
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shahn

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

02-14-2014 02:04:13 | More by shahn
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-12-2014 15:02:43 | More by HRamz3
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TheBrouMaster

Mississippi

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a crystal clear deep copper, with a 1 finger head that quickly dissipates, the carbonation slashes into that glass and makes a cola like fizz

S- pomegranate right up front on the nose followed by rich brown sugar, dark fruits with a yeasty medicinal like finish

T- a fizzy carbonation pop followed by a tart cherry crush, sweet dark fruits, subtle orange and honey follow, finishes with a mix of alcohol honey and pomegranate

M- light to medium in body, easy to drink, fizzy tingling carbonation, sweet with a slightly dry finish

O- very interesting ancient ale, tons of flavor, very complex, slightly medicinal and funky. Not bad, would def go for another pint.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:51:31 | More by TheBrouMaster
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-11-2014 01:49:58 | More by PatGreer
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-09-2014 22:28:36 | More by Goldndomer
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-09-2014 16:46:21 | More by blknikon
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an odd murky burnt orange with a slight caramel hue. Head is huge and violently fizzy until it dissipates leaving rolling carbonation bubbling vigorously through the whole beer.

Smell is interesting. I'm getting some light honey and molasses aromas forward before a sharp crisp dry grape aroma cuts through all the sweetness some nutty aromas and spices finish in the nose

Taste has a lot going on. A multitude of flavors assault the tongue all at once. Some pomegranate can be picked out along with lots of honey, champagne, wood, molasses and a small amount of caramel. It's hard to tell where one stops and the others start

Mouthfeel is intense. Sharp vigorous carbonation, dry finish, moderate sweetness and sharp acidic sourness. This beer is a little all over the place.

Overall this is a crazy beer, I'm still not quite sure what I just drank. Interesting, just too crazy. Extra props on making a crazy and creative beer like this drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:50:10 | More by Fcolle2
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-05-2014 02:24:25 | More by ejimhof
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance
deep copper with a red amber hue, no lacing, no head.
Smell
smells of clove, grapes, corriander, a strong underlying tone of raw honey straight from the hive. raisins and slight fruit notes.
Taste
Strong fruit flavor, much more than I was expecting! honey, pomegranite, a slight alcohol undertone, mild maltiness, it has a sweetness and the taste of corriander and a slight bitterness lingers long after the finish
Overall
Yet another intruiging ancient ale from Dogfish Head! It took me some time to figure out what I think of this beer, it has a lot of different and conflicting flavors but it really makes it an interesting beer to drink. I don't believe I'll buy it again, but I did find it intruiging and should be tried. I like the fact that its's sort of like drinking a beer that the ancient Tuscans drank.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 18:25:01 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-03-2014 03:28:08 | More by psoriasaurus
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mjgrady

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-01-2014 23:04:26 | More by mjgrady
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-01-2014 15:54:47 | More by TT--Cashout
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-31-2014 04:21:26 | More by ricecracker420
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-30-2014 17:12:21 | More by deapokid
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TheRicker

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-28-2014 02:42:30 | More by TheRicker
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-25-2014 19:40:30 | More by Proclarush
Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.