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
Ranking:
#29,808
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
795
pDev:
13.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
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147
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 795 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.02/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sabtos
2.57/5  rDev -30.7%
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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Photo of mjhall1989
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craftaholic
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moylan
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting and unique brew. Golden, honey colored pour;nice looking. Sweet aroma and taste, fruity, pomegranate, honey, raisins. Yet, it is not so sweet that it doesn't taste like beer. This is because the herbs and spices do a great job of balancing it out. Smooth and sweet finish and feel.Relatively light but quite flavorful. Another bold creation of DFH.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinprintz
2/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ultimate
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mda080
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeachChefs
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just not into the farmhouse flavor

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Winey, floral, sour, tasty.

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Photo of qcghost
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting brew. Poured on tap at the brewery. Unique aroma of raisin, sweet honey, and fruit. Very sweet taste and finish. I thought there would be a little more body to the beer with the higher ABV. Overall not a bad drink but Dogfish has put quite a few better ones out there.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mandy_mic700
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 10oz pour at the Dogfish Head brewery. Candy-like sweetness, carefully balanced with spice. I am not one for sweet brews, so the I definitely appreciated the spice which broke up the sweetness a bit. Definitely one of my favorites from DFH.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 795 ratings