Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving some wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of Middle Eastern spices are present in the nose along with some hints of pomegranates.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but seems to be more complex and has additional notes of myrrh and slight hints of honey. The spices aren't as strong as they are in the smell, but seem to be most prominent in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather easy to drink and had a good balance among all of the different ingredients as neither of them seemed to be overpowering. This beer could pair well with food but is also interesting enough to drink on its own.
04-06-2014 23:05:50 | More by metter98
3.24/5 rDev -12.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by an impressive head of foam that leaves some dots and dashes behind
Smell: Beyond anything in the beer world that I have smelled before, this beer has some spices (the myrrh and gentian root, perhaps) that give it the smell of a Middle Eastern spice shop; the raisin and pomegranate are recognizable enough and there is a clear honey tone
Taste: Perhaps this would be a taste treat for the ancients, but I am glad to be living in the 21st century as the sweetness, the weird spices and the fruit flavors create a bizarre opening and it moves in a phenolic band-aid direction from which I cannot escape
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Another interesting experiment but a failure to my palate
03-17-2014 02:14:00 | More by brentk56
Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.