Ta Henket is part of Dogfish Head’s “Ancient Ale” series, brewed with “an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread, and it’s flavored with chamomile, doum-palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs.” 4.5 % ABV.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden copper with a three finger white head. Head fades quickly. Looks exactly like apple juice to me.
Smell: My first impression is of Belgian yeast, even though this beer was brewed with Egyptian yeast. Floral notes from the chamomile at the end. Hints of sweet fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.
Taste: Completely different from the smell. The only way I can describe it is tasting like odd malts with a healthy dose of chamomile. Very herby with hints of fruitiness.
Overall: The first thing that struck me about this beer is how odd it tastes. Since I’ve never had most of the ingredients this beer is brewed with, I can only really base my score on how much I enjoyed drinking it. This beer ran into the same problem that I have with some of the other unique Dogfish releases: it’s interesting for a few sips but beyond that, I have no desire to drink it.
70 out of 100