Birra Etrusca | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is based on a beverage that may have been enjoyed by the Etruscans of Ancient Italy around 800 BC. A strong ale containing an Italian heirloom grain called Cappelli Senatore, along with pomegranate juice, raisins, and hazelnut flour, together with 3 types of honey: chestnut, wildflower, and clover. Spiced with several hop flowers, Gentian root and tree resin (think Myrrh) in the kettle.

Added by billab914 on 12-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
787
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
39
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143
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Worst beer I've ever tasted

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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.02/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.24/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I love Dogfish Head beers because they have never been afraid to branch out and do something a bit different.
I have been on a quest to taste all of their Ancient Series....
Hmmm
I could have passed on this one.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of rudzud
2.45/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bought a bottle at Julio's...what a mistake. Poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear honey hue with a one finger fizzy head that fades quickly to leave no lacing and a minimal halo. Bleh.

S - Yep, goddamnit. A combination of fruit leather and real leather. Fermented honey sweetness, fruit skin, and earth.

T - Taste is super sweet, with lots of old stale raisin, super musty basement/earth/dirt, syrupy, and herbal.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, helps keep the syrup up off the tongue.

O - Overall this was a waste of money. Absolutely awful. I like some of DFH's Ancient Ales but this is not one of them. Not even close.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.57/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

What in the world is going on with this? This is like the most extreme version of a Christmas ale I've ever had, and it's not even advertised as such. There is so much spice in this it's beyond comprehension. As I've said with other DFH ancient ales, they didn't always do things better in the past.

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Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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