Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +14.6%
Pours a clear, reddish amber color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is different than any other beer my nose has stubbled upon. Immediately, I get the sense that this beer has wheat in it. Wheat-like aroma with dark fruits...raisins and prunes. I also get red grapes and the green apple comes through very nicely in the end of the aroma. Sweet honey with some ginger and cinnamon. I don't really pick up any pomegranate in the nose. Belgian yeast...with wine-like aromas. Taste is just as it smells, but a bit more vinous. This beer has some lovely wine characteristics with the grape flavors. Belgian yeast with tart red grapes and tart green apple flavors. There are tart flavors, but the beer is not tart overall. The raisiny dark fruit flavors mellow out the tartness. Honey flavors with a pomegranate juice-like finish. Such a complex beer. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and juicy at the same time. Just a little sticky. Drinkability is high, ABV is definitely there, but doesn't affect drinkability. Overall, this is a very complex, unique, tasty brew from DFH. I love BDB, so I'm sure they had a lot of influence on this one.
01-18-2013 06:28:03 | More by DovaliHops
4.38/5 rDev +18.1%
Pours brilliantly clear bronze with a very slight head that completely disappears in about a second.
Aroma is initially dark fruit and alcohol heat. Then a wheaty complex spice quality becomes quite apparent. Musty and herbal with an underlying sweetness.
Taste is what the nose lead me to expect. Dense malt, with excellent fruit qualities – raisin, date, cherries, and apple. Very herbal with a mild honey sweetness before the surprisingly peppery yeasty spice takes over. Alcohol warmth lingers throughout. Finishes with a woody cedar dryness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Slick and resinous.
Overall a complex, layered, and interesting brew. Definitely something off the beaten path and well worth a try.
01-18-2013 02:48:55 | More by Blakaeris
4.29/5 rDev +15.6%
1 pt 9.4oz bottle into tulip.
A - Clear rich copper-amber with a huge dense white head.
S - Sweet apple, pear, and banana. Bready with hints of honey and herbal spice.
T - A tasty mix of fresh fruit (apple, pomegranate), wheat, bready malt, and peppery spice. Finishes slightly tart with dark fruit, honey and smoked woody malt.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and slick. Crisp and refreshing, high carbonation.
O - An extremely drinkable, flavorful rendition of an Italian ancient ale. Complex and balanced. The alcohol is masked very well.
01-17-2013 05:09:23 | More by mooseo
4.08/5 rDev +10%
Pours a two finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Honey and gentian root nose. Flavor has a lot going on - at least honey, gentian root - reminds me of juniper, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey as usual for DFH at $14.00 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.
01-12-2013 23:27:15 | More by jdhilt
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
A-pours a red amber with an off white head that fades rather quickly
S-pomegranite, rubbing alcohol,juniper
T-honey and pomegranite, spice throughout. Bit hard to decipher the flavors
O-Very interesting brew. Pretty unique so there isn't much to compare it to. I think the price is a bit high but definitely worth trying
01-12-2013 22:48:48 | More by atr2605
Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
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