Ancient Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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

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Added by kylehay2004 on 07-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
14.8%
 
 
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10
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Dogfish Head description from website: Our latest ancient ale is based on a beer the Etruscans of ancient Italy would have been drinking around 800 B.C.. It's made with pomegranate, raisins, hazelnut flour, capelli senatore (an heirloom grain), 3 types of honey, gentian root and tree resin.

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, DE

A: half finger head on a murky golden brown body making me think of old bananas.

S: very musty malts with medicinal grape and strawberry hint of menthol as well opening the sinuses a bit.

T: again very metallic and medicinal with grape notes lingering deep into the aftertaste. Opens with a nice malt profile moving to a very spicy and fruity finish.

M: medium and creamy body and moderate carbonation.oily, coating the palate.

Overall: this is a strange and unique beer that grows on you as consumed. Worth trying as is the case with most in this series.

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Ancient Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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