Ancient Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
62.2%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 45 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kylehay2004 on 07-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,715
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
45
Liked:
28
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
14.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm on the fence with this one. It's very unique, complex, and different than anything out there. But there is a hint of a cough syrup flavor in the background and it is a bit on the hot side.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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