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Montegioco Draco

Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Draco has a dark red color and a persistent head. It is full bodied and has a moderate level of carbonation. The nose shows a great complexity with aromas of honey, caramel and forest fruits. The hops brings out pepper and plum. The initial taste confirms the nose with notes of caramel and initial sweetness. The finish is a fine balance of hops and bitter notes. Draco is produced using a mix of select malts. The beer is fermented three times. During the second fermentation the blueberries are added along with the yeast and malt sugar. The alcoholic content obtained from the fermentation of the malt is of 8.5% by volume, while the final one is 11% by volume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
On tap at Ranzani 13, Bologna on 2-Sep-2016. Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, dark berries and pine. Full bodies and soft carbonation. Alcohol up front, with the added blackberries adding a subtle tartiness to the ale. Sweet, medium hopped, with lots of caramel, malt and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle shared with Simonsen at Hvaler
Dark copper, thin beige head. Smell of vinous malts, caramel, herbs and spices. Medium sweet, nice malty flavors, quite herbal. Medium bitter, resin tail. There are some good tendensies in this one, but, it’s too heavy for me. Bottle share is recommended

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at King Arthur, Ciampino-Italy. Cloudy dark Amber pour, crazy ivory foam. Nose: a funky note, a bit caramel, dust. Mouth: raisins, dark fruit, sour note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 12, 2016
33 cl bottle from Tanakaya. Nose of grapes, blueberry, plums, enormous fruits, forest humus. Glowing deep cloudy purple with lace. Sweet and malty, chocolate, berries, caramel, raisins, cinnamon, spices, honey, wine, wild flowers. Wow. Lovely, fascinating flavors. Love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (1117) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Flaske. Klar lys karamell farget. Lavt karbonert. Skum som forsvinner. Smaker karamell, kandissukker,malt,honning, tørket frukt og ettersmak av alkohol. Meget bra. Kan lett deles med hvertfall 2 venner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016
Bevuta a Montegioco alle birre della merla 2016. Colore marrone schiuma media giallo scuro poco persistente. Molto corpo estremamente dolce. Finale tugstenico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pils70 (124) - - DEC 13, 2015
Intensa ed avvolgente con prolungato warming. Frutta matura e frutta secca, prugne, uva passa ciliegie sotto spirito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy purple, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of earth, grape, raisin, blueberry. The taste is sweet blueberries, caramel, earth, grape. Medium bodied, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
Bel colore rossastro con schiuma soffice mediamente persistente. Profumata e avvolgente, di gusto rotondo e vinoso. Frutta matura, lamponi, liquore, malto, lievito e caramello, ottimo bouquet. Un po’ pastosa e dolciastra sul finale ma è corroborante e soddisfacente!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
big thick malty nose. Fairly sweet, but a bit simple without much depth. Ok lingering red wine character in the finish.

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