Ancient Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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86
very good
44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kylehay2004 on 07-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
14.8%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of MikeDL
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

great beer, different style then most beers but it is delicious

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Photo of Jelectric99
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A different one and done, leaves you guessing. Well done!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of GentlemanJohn87
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerCon5
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy, heavy golden color with less than one finger of white fluffy head with decent retention.

The scent was very complex, sweet fruit, likely pomegranate, toasted grains, honey, some notes of alcohol.

Like the scent the taste is also complex. There was the sweet pomegranate flavor, raisins, sweet honey, some bready notes, and a noticeable alcohol presence.

Medium body, smooth and kind of creamy, low to moderate carbonation.

This was like nothing I've had before. Very complex flavor with new ingredients I haven't tasted in a beer before. This might be something I would get again if in the area.

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Photo of Lorgeous
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull copper. Smells of mead and champagne. Something I've never smelt before in a beer it's very interesting. If you thought the smell was interesting so is the taste. I taste champagne, wine, mead, and a cider ale. Goes down about as easy as a 9% beer could.

= A big surprise here. I had no idea what this would taste like hence why I tried it. A unique flavor that blends well together and goes down just as easy. If this is the beer people drank 2000 years ago send me back in time...

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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Complete and total surprise on tap.

Pours slightly cloudy amber with very little head.

Tine bit on the funky side--almost trying to get to a sour with the mouth feel without the most of the acid. Esthers come through--pear and dried fruits. Had a little essence of homemade wine. Alcohol completely hidden

I think this one nails it. Really worth a shot --unique. Tasted like very little made today

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Ancient Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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