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Montegioco Draco

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


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielemolino (77) - 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 (98) - - 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 (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, 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 (761) - 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 (4547) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Murky brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is berries, alcohol, sweet malts, some fruity and nutty notes as well. Flavour is sweet alcohol along with some berries, toffee, mild yeast and some fruity notes as well. Quite boozy, but otherwise the elements are quite right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (942) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours dark brown, almost looking like a stout. Aroma reveals somewhat sweet and sticky nature of the beer, definitely great for desserts. Taste is sweet, has some dark fruits, soaked in liquor. Overall, definitely a top notch beer, just being overshadowed a bit by some others I had during this evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 1, 2015
Pour dark ruby red, light foam, strawberry/peach perfume, taste of fruity hops, red fruits, coconut, alcohol. Drink carefully: it's 11%! For small tastings, you can't have too much of it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, very cloudy brown, color, not too nice, aroma of dried figs and clove with alcohol other spices and coke coming through later, flavor is a melange of dried fuits and caramel. Good but not too exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (4591) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Lueken’s Liquors during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, caramel. Tastes of booze, malt, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

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