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:
788
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
144
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 788 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of izzyismyrott
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moylan
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Ultimate
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mda080
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeachChefs
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
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 +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.06/5  rDev +8%
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 +6.9%
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 -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mandy_mic700
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly deep gold color with decent head and lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, some candy essences and sweet malt . Taste is of hard candy, raisins, exotic fruit and some bready malt. Cloying sweetness lingers for awhile with a touch of hop bitterness..

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of endincolorado
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale mahogany with white film. 3.75
Perfumed, almost greasy floral notes. Nice! 4
Forest honey, honeysuckle, some slight nuts, and a sour end. 3.75
Chestnut end and Pom juice linger.
Halfway to medium, sticky, round. 3.75

Made with honey, hazelnut, myrrh, and pomegranate, among others.

Sweet and perfumed. Brings a lot for having no hops. But more interesting proof of concept i.e. not hugely drinkable. 4

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yancey82
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Birra Etrusca from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 788 ratings.
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