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Birra Etrusca - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 29
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: billab914 on 12-09-2012

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mooseo
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of aorloski
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of jdhilt
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of atr2605
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
M-medium-light bodied
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

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Arrives a dark copper color, clear with a white head with great retention.
Smell is medicinally sweet, malt, wood and ginger. Balance is decent.
Taste is malt, wood, pomegranate, some light dark fruits and graham cracker.
Smooth and warming, medium-full body with light effervescence. Pretty good but not memorable. Not one of DFH's better offerings.

Photo of gabedivision
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml to a pint glass

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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of albertjr21
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a DFH goblet, brew pours a beautiful clear burning copper under a creamy thin layer of foam. Aroma isn't shy at all and seems abundant with various hints of earthy, herbal, pungent and citrusy ingredients to the concoction...Flavors on the palate are equally as complex with notes that I can best decipher as a dominating sweet and tart blend of fruit. Fun beer for a tasting party and something different from the usual for the craft brew lover and wine snob alike...

Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.