Formerly brewed at Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: English Strong Ale
Cropton, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottled; Export only.
Fat Dragon is a premium pale ale. A combination of the finest English malt gives this powerful golden brew a wonderful sweet finish with a fine hoppy balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Old Rate. 500ml bottle. Not a pale ale in the least. Very alcholic and almsot liek a malt-liquor barleywine, pass on it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
Found some notes from 2010. Pours clear amber with a thin white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is bread malt with some underlying hops and a strange cherry aroma. The flavor falls a bit flat with just a bit of bread and caramel malt with very light hops. The body is medium plus with light carbonation and a short finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lemke10 (949) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a murky, medium brown color with almost no head and slight piece floating in it. Has a slight scent of hops but that’s about it. The taste is slightly tart with very little bitterness. Compared to most pale ales, you would think this is a beer gone bad, but lots of other reviews describe the same look that I see. Not really too much taste overall. I’m glad I got this as part of a closeout deal as this is not something I enjoy or will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2542) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving a trace of lace. Murky amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose and flavor is caramel, musty, earthy and is watery. Unusual English pale. Higher ABV is hidden. $7.00 for a 330ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2011
bottle 1/31/11. hazy orange with a white head. not much in the aroma... florals, a little malt, caramel, vanilla and orange. the flavor makes me think of sour iced tea? thin for 8%. meh. 4/3/4/2/9

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
improvjock (326) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with almost no head, but lots of "floaties" in there. Aroma is of lemon and iced tea. Flavor is sour and earthy. Carbonation is really low. Not sure if this has gone bad or not...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
I really didn’t like this that much. Too sweet. Thought of 7up. Not well balanced at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle pours hazy amber with an eggshell head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, vanilla, orange, and tea. Flavor shows the same but in a very artificial way. Overall body is thin and clumsy with a tiny trace of earthy hops on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Amber pour. Whitish head. Sweet aroma of iced tea, fake lemon. Flavor is the same. Rather yucky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Cloudy amber pour with a small foamy head. Aroma of stale grain and a hint of spicy hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with almost no hop presence. Not great.

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