Dragonmead Dubbel Dragon Ale
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This Dubbel style Belgian beer is created in the great Belgian tradition. Pale Malt, Caramel and Special B Malts impart a unique sweetness to this beer. The traditional Belgian yeast fully ferments the Belgian Candi Sugar to give a satisfying alcohol level that is twice that found in most beers. O.G. 1.068, ABV 7.2%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at Dragonmead Brewpub. Amber with faint remnants of a head. Aroma is fruity with caramel, yeast and mild breadiness. Taste of dark fruit, caramel, yeast, mild esters and a dry finish. Sweet and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at Dragonmead. Pours deep, clear amber with a white head. Sweet red grape and caramel aroma, yeastiness. Sugary red and green grape flavor. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (386) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
An aroma of banana and dark bread. Appearence is clear gold, with minor white fizz and minor lace. Taste is a blalanced sweetness and bitterness of honey, banana, and malt. Palate is a little creamy and a little fizzy, very nice. Overall, very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Tap: burnt orange-ish, amber body, not as mahogany as I’d expect from a dubbel... Hazy with a small, off white layer of foam on top. Aroma is full force Belgian yeast; bubblegum, light clove, fruity banana esters, along with some dark plum & raisin notes. Faint caramel & residual sugar in the periphery. Flavor is similar with notes of yeast, caramel, bubblegum, banana, plum, Candi sugar, raisin, & a slightly medicinal, phenol alcohol character. Decent dubbel from Dragonmead, though nothing particularly special about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1203) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Dark brown ale. Has a sweet yeast aroma and an even sweeter flavor - a little too sickly sweet. There’s also a hint of bitterness to add some complexity, so overall it is okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Very sweet and yeasty. So-so drinkability. Slightly above average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Solid Belgian, as usual for Dragonmead. Good yeast, banana and clove. Well balanced, and lacking any boozy flavor. Odd touch of malty caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Nitro… RBSG 2010… Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a quickly dissipating head. The nose offers esters of banana and pink bubblegum alongside a clove-like phenol and malty notes of toffee, biscuit and caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is spicy-phenolic and sweet… almost to the point of being cloying. As with the finish of many of Dragonmead’s beers, there is no grand finale, per se… just a slow, sweet fade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
amber body. banana nose with added nuts, sugary malts. very hefe like. massive banana flavor with big complementary clove. slight yeasty finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours clear red with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, candi sugar, banana and clove. Flavor is straight up banana. Not for me.

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