Ta Henket | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Ta HenketTa Henket
BA SCORE
3.38/5
742 Ratings
Ta HenketTa Henket
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
For this ambitious liquid time capsule, we used ingredients and traditions plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Ta Henket is brewed with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread, and it's flavored with chamomile, dom-palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. To ferment this earthy ancient ale, Sam and friends traveled to Cairo, set out baited petri dishes and captured a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain.

7 IBU

Added by lstokes on 12-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,248
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
742
pDev:
20.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
68
Trade:
3
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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: August 8, 2016... OCCASION: Birthday number 40, finally and forever in the books--a beer this ancient might be required!... GLASSWARE: Victory Nonick... first, the bottle erupted in pent-up effervescence immediately upon opening... a flourishing cascade--a storm!--of bubbles envelops the glass, spiriting a body that is honey gold in complexion and hazily opaque in its vision... the head is off-white, slightly creamy and hastily forming into an uneven, almost beachlike froth... first scents include apple, pear, chamomile, suntan lotion, and ginger... sandalwood is also appreciable... palate is soft, dry and unengaging, almost flat, with a little carbonation... the hopping process doesn't yield much strength or depth... gingerbread, light cinnamon, honey, chamomile, and apple are soft, whispering hints that invite next sips with a sweetness unlike an ale I can recall... the honey, ginger and chamomile make this a nice dessertif... like a cold tea, this beer catches one off-guard, but its uniqueness is both a blessing and a curse: sweet and bitter in varying degrees, syrupy and arid in equal turns... something like my first forty years of life? Overall, an apologetic yet flavorful offering, though not one I would pay the $13.99 price tag for (though I received 20% off on this...)

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Photo of razorsdescent
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilFoley
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Will_Edgar
4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A darker golden hue, decent head.
Smell: Crazy earthiness, a little dark fruit, herbs come through as well as chamomile.
Taste: Chamomile is strong, middle-eastern herbs and fruit make this taste like I'm actually in that part of the world.
Mouthfeel: Medium with a good amount of carb
Overall: I really enjoy this brew, very unique. Not everyone will dig it but I do!

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Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cmoore8241
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.16/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: goldish amber, 1” thick off-white foam collar, quickly dissipates
S: smells like fresh grain, lightly roasted malts, herb, floral, and fruit, mushrooms and a little earthiness and mustiness.
T: Lightly toasted grain, interesting, hard to identify fruit flavors, chamomile tea, spice.
M: Medium wine or cider like body with a touch of beer and a sparkling wine or cider like carbonation.
O: This is a unique and fun beverage produced by a creative and ambitious project.

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Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

dark straw colored, massive wild head. light fragrant chamomile scent. taste is a bizarre champagne and floral, pungent fruit mixture (shades of overripe mango) which gets stronger as it warms. almost a dinner-mint finish. this is hilariously non-beer to my tastes, but after drinking it, i would absolutely substitute it for a celebratory champagne/wine drink. confounding.

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Photo of devin305
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JesseKilgannon
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never really had anything like this one. Quite delicious.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mixologist93
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdilauro
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A very interesting beer. It was light but had a nice over quality to it. The pour was almost like a sunrise of golden amber. Clear and inviting. Not much of any head to talk about.
The aroma was fruit and grapes. The taste also had the same. It had a nice mouthful and the aftertaste was very pleasant.
Enjoyable

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3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BWED
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into a DFH shaped pint.

A- Golden orange with some haze. White head that doesn't last.

S- Balance of sweet fruit, bready, grainy malt. Some earthy spice, from the za'atar?

T- Very mild sweetness. a little fruity. Malt is smooth a bready.

M- Light. Little carbonation. Very smooth and wet.

O- Interesting. Not much to it, but I think that's the point. A little fruity, and pretty bready.

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Ta Henket from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 742 ratings
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