Dogfish Head Ta Henket
From Dogfish Head – Working with our archeologist friend Dr. Pat McGovern, this beer was created to incorporate the ancient ingredients and techniques described in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It was brewed to 11.4Plato with Emmer (an ancient form of wheat) and loaves of hearth baked bread and flavored with dom-palm fruit, chamomile, and zatar. Fermentation was carried out by a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain captured by Sam and Floris during a recent trip to Egypt. ABV went from 5 to 4.5%.
Dogfish Head – Dogfish Head Ta Henket – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 4.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear yellow gold. A top sits a micro film of head.
Aroma: Flowers, corn husk and spice rack. Lots of fragrant Chamomile.
Taste: Chamomile tea. Cardamom like spice, vanilla and husky grain.
Mouthfeel: Thin like a pale lager with moderate.
Overall: I’m in different. There was nothing not to like about the beer, but it didn’t knock my socks off, and it’s not likely something I would continue to buy in bottle format again.