- 3:33 pm - Thu, May 17, 2012
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Dogfish Head is one of my favorite breweries - so when I saw this interesting bottle show up at my local store for a pricey $15 I mulled it over briefly before picking it up. With the wacky ingredients listed, it looked more like an artifact than a beer. The base comes from ancient wheat, with middle eastern spices, camomile, and some mystery yeast Sam and the gang must have stolen while being chased through a crowded market in Cairo.
It pours out looking like a pale lager, and the taste is reminiscent of canvas bags, tea leaves, and the spilled remains in an old forgotten spice drawer. At first it’s intriguing and strange but after the first glass you wish it had more than 4.5% alcohol to numb your taste buds a little. I wouldn’t recommend this one to anybody except beer science majors. Beer science is a thing, right?