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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.


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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
First bottle of Dragonmead I had the privilege to have. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber nice aroma , caramel, barnyard, banana. Left to warm a bit (as it should be) a greatly complex palate. Honey, barnyard, herbs, and banana. A awesome beer I will be enjoying a lot of this summer.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a bottle. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a thick white head that leaves thick lace. The nose is bready, vegetal with asparagus, some spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is more focused on the spice with the same nice bread malt, and just a touch of the vegetal note on the back. The body is full with average, smooth carbonation and a long spicy yeast finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4224) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft - Banana, clove and stone fruits. Clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet bubblegum and estery yeast. Pretty basic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
pours cloudy almost dirty yellow-greyish with a small white cap, no retention really. sweet honeyed cereals, partially fermented, white grape juice - some wort, lightly sourish pale yellow fruits, belgian yeast - nice fruity and spicy-woodsy esters, sweetish vanilla perhaps, flowery and grassy, lemon iced tea, lot of honey and booze. average carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, boozy and very lightly tart grassy-peppery finish. ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 16, 2014
We were not a fan of this one. Amber in glass. Fruity aroma. Tastes like bananas and bubblegum. A bit too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange, small off-white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is yeast, hay, pepper, clove banana, lemon zest. Flavor is light plus sweet, very spicy, zesty, peppery, light zesty bitterness. Lighish body, medium soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are bananas, spices, yeast and has a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1878) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Hazy light golden-amber with a decent head. Fruity, with hints of apricot nectar and light spicing. Lightly sweet, but faintly bitter aftertaste. Near medium body with medium, soft carbonation Moderate complexity. O: very good American version.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Not a favorite, but I have a feeling that is because the flavors were so complex. Probably too much for my unsophisticated palate. First taste was somewhat not good, but did end up enjoying it by the end of the glass.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tbone78 (4) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Very tasty, a little overly sweet though. If you like a strong ale with only subtle hopped up bitterness, this is worth a shot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin fine-textured head. Aroma of bananas and cloves. Smooth flavor, sweet, bananas, cloves, very little hops. A fine tripel and worth seeking out again.


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