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Durham Red Dragon
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Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Pickering, Canada

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich red-brown colour with a sweet malt and fruit aroma. Full-bodied, roasted malt and caramel flavour, with a generous fruit-hop character and a satisfying dry finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Deep ruddy amber pour with almost no head at all. Soft iced tea aroma and a little bit of sweet caramel malt. Toasty malt and a little bit of very leafy hop flavour. A bit sweet but it’s a decent enough cask. A touch of chewy bitterness. It’s okay but it’s not great. The cask does work for this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3375) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
On cask at Volo. Pours a cloudy reddish copper with moderate-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is lots of caramel malt with a more understated fruitiness. Flavour is also lots of caramel with sweet fruit and a modest hoppiness. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
Cask at Cest what. Reddy brown colour, smallish off white head. Nice sweet malty aroma and taste, little sugary fruit. A little bit thin in body. Very drinkable!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Draught @ Bar Volo: Apparently the last of it on tap, my friend who had just beat me to it was kind enough to split it halves and I’m forever grateful. Pours hazy and dark copper, average white head. The aroma is heavy in floral hops, some sweetness breaking through. Flavour is roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and nice floral hop bitterness. What is this? Tastes almost like a light coffee porter with a great mouthfeel. I actually quite enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
Cask at Ceili COttage. Looks great - fiery red, creamy head. Malty aroma, nutty, fruity. Taste is a malt bomb! So much malt! Caramel sweet, fruity, and quite hoppy as well. Dare I say it was almost too malty for me. Otherwise, solid cask ale, served in tip top condition.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
Cask at Ceil;i Cottage. Fantastic dry session with a good crisp malt flavor, featuring roast java fruit and light caramel, and light hop bitterness in the aroma and taste. Aroma also has light fruit and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Cask at Volo
Appearance: hazed dark amber , almost brownish red with mid plus very creamy white top. 3+
Nose: Lighter nose , hints of caramel and toasted barley
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Darker malts with strong character of toasted barley. Clean and drinkable ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2907) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 25, 2009
On cask at Ceili House. Appearance: dark red small off white head. Aroma: malt, chocolate, turf. Flavour: nice bitter malt with hops, chocolate and turf. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Cask @ Victory Cafe Winter Fest. Aroma has lots of malt(candied?) cloudy copper, tiny toffee head. Flavour has less malt than the nose, toasty notes, light bodied, balanced, fairly easy to drink. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
[1978-20090131] Cask. Caramel chocolate hints and mild grainy aroma. Hazy, amber red body with a quick creamy off-white head. Mildly sour dry malt flavour with mild grains. Medium body. Average.
Overheard later: "I’m your red dragon!" -- Re: 1978
(@ Victory Cafe; Toronto, ON)


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