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Ta Henket | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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.


Added by lstokes on 12-20-2010

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi-cloudy golden-amber, with an average head of off-white bubbles. Lace almost non-existent.

Aroma is nice -- I get some spice, and plenty of yeasty bread. There's also a slight hint of fruit in the mix, too, though the bread dominates. Very good.

Taste echoes the nose -- very bready with a tinge of exotic fruit. This is an easy-to-drink brew, well-balanced and a little sweet, but still very much a beer, and an exceptional one at that. If this were bottled in regular 6-packs, I'd buy more! A superb beer, proving that the ancient Egyptians apparently knew what they were doing.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - poured into tulip, nice sudsy two finger white head, golden body with slight haze. Didn't leave any lacing and appeared somewhat lifeless throughout.

S - smells a little skunky, slight sweetness, peppery yeast.

T - tast is a mild biscuity breadyness with a slightly spicey cinnamon finish. Beyond that it doesn't taste like much, it's not bad and has no off tastes, just is missing any real flavor. There is an absolute lack of bitterness, allowing the tiny presence of malt sweetnss to find its way to being too cloying.

M - the beer feels thick and has little carbonation.

O - as a history lesson this is cool, to think maybe this is what the Egyptians drank, but it's not what I drink or want to drink. Will pass on this in the future but was good to have it once just for the experience. That's pretty much why I love dogfish head, this was brewed to push envelope and provide an experience, not just to sell more beer.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Meh. I may have a bad sample, but there's nothing special about this. Had been looking forward to the spices and herbs, but can't detect anything. Tastes like watered down standard issue American beer. Quite disappointing.

I'll probably try it again at some point when I can secure a fresh sample, maybe at the brewery itself.

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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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