Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.89/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
07-12-2014 23:18:19 | More by damndirtyape
3.34/5 rDev -10%
The appearance was orange with some darker hues through it. The smell was full of earthy nutty notes but almost a pinot noir smell to it as well. The taste wasn't for me though with a lot of raisin and fruit flavors where I was hoping for more of the hazelnut and more heavy flavors. Still an interesting beer and it should be tried, but I don't see myself buying another.
07-10-2014 13:05:03 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
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