Release Dogfish debuts new Ancient Ale, Birra Etrusca Bronze

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  1. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    Have you had Ta Henket? Probably the smoothest beer I've ever tasted. Really delicious.
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  2. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I had it on tap and I loved it. I thought it was a fantastic beer and it goes with my other favorite Ancient Ales (Chateau Jiahu and Midas Touch) in the "must drink" category. I don't know what people are talking about when they say its awful or it tastes like NyQuil. It was awesome, try it. But for me, the only Ancient Ale I hated was Ta Henket. All the others were okay, not bad but not great.

  3. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Initiate (194) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

    where are you in jersey?
  4. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (578) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    No I don't believe I have, but I'll seek it out. DFH beers are very hit or miss for me. (And many others.) I sort of wait to here really good things about a certain beer before I go for it. There's just too much good stuff out there to spend 15 dollars on a bomber you arent' that enthused about.
  5. RenoZymurgist

    RenoZymurgist Disciple (342) May 4, 2003 California
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    Sam should be doing more test brews on his famously endorsed Sabco brewmagic and making this stuff delicious and worthy of the enormous price. I love the idea of resurrecting ancient "recipes" but at least make a beer that is drinkable.
  6. benbking

    benbking Disciple (308) Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
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    Well, I liked Birra Etrusca Bronze. FWIW to anyone.
  7. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    Birra Etrusca was quite interesting, happen to stumble upon a bottle in Bergen County.
  8. FriarTuckInLuck

    FriarTuckInLuck Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 Arizona

    I liked it out of the bottle, but when I had it on tap I wanted to bathe in the stuff.
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  9. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (578) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    That'd be one expensive and really gross bath... But I'm with ya.
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  10. Dtrain4

    Dtrain4 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 New York

    I thought it was better on tap also. I had a bottle of it on Christmas and it was good, but not like on tap.

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  11. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    I know what you mean. Sah'tea was definitely a miss for me, but I have no doubt that other Dogfish enthusiasts love that brew. However, I just found Ta Henket to be really drinkable for a DFH production. I've had it from a bomber and on tap. Both just really quality beer.
  12. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    See, I loved Sah'tea but Ta Henket was one of the most awful beverages I have ever ingested. Diff'rnt strokes and all that.
  13. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    This gets better the more I have. Friends and I enjoyed our 3rd bottle tonight.
  14. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I'd kill to get a few bottles. I have only had it on tap.
  15. RichFellows

    RichFellows Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 Connecticut

    This is the only ancient ale so far I didn't like. Just wasn't for me.....
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