Dogfish Head Ta Henket

Dogfish Head Ta Henket

Rated 3.363 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Ale

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

7 International Bittering Units

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Ale brewed according to an ancient Egyptian recipe using emmer wheat, dom palm fruit, chamomile, and zatar. Fermented with wild yeast cultured from an Egyptian palm grove near the pyramids of Giza. Alternate description: For this ambitious liquid time capsule, we used ingredients and traditions plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics. Ta Henket is brewed with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread, and it's flavored with chamomile, dom-palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. To ferment this earthy ancient ale, Sam and friends traveled to Cairo, set out baited petri dishes and captured a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain. "It was the strangest picnic I've ever been on," he said

ID: 40661 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank6940
Overall Percentile87
Style Rank5 of 156
Style Percentile96.8
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.580
Weighted Score3.363
Standard Deviation0.205

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma is - like no other beer I have tried. I got some chalky and tuna whiffs, as well as malt, fruit and what must have been chamomile. Or was it the za’atar? It pours a clear solar yellow with an average, small-bubbled white head that leaves some OK lacing. Flavor is distinctive, if not fabulous, with a malty core, a fruity undertone, and notes of - what? Must be the za’atar. There is a whisper of something like tuna salad. Smooth texture has slightly above-average body and some good fizz. Even if this is not an outstanding beer, definitely worth a try just because it is so distinctive and unusual.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 5

    Bottle .. Had twice over the past few months .. . an interesting beer indeed .. . pours a hazy caramel .. good healthy foam .. . light spice, prune, yeast, wheat, raisin, and more spice .. . light mouth, quite effervescent .. . love the background of this beer but a novelty at best .. . . They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    the base of this beer seems to share some similarities to another DFH 25 ouncer, Pangea...light yellow, fizzy, spiced. I was drawn to this because I like chamomile in beer and while it was present here, it was overshadowed by the fruit. A refreshing, interesting beer, but it was fairly simple, and had the flaw of being too prickly in the mouthfeel for my taste. For far less, DFH has better beers.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Weird. And when I say weird, I mean weird. Weird does not mean bad, just....weird. Aroma is burnt smoked something or other. Mouth is sharp and sweet. Flavor is...I've never tasted anything like this, can't really describe it. Tons of vegetation and spice. Absolutely bizarre.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had this beer on tap at Max's of Broadway in Baltimore on Dec. 26 2011. This was the last beer of the night and it was SUPER unique. This beer was spicy and tasted like an herb garden. Clove, chamomile, spice ... it was really good.

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