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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: 25   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


The4Saisons' rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The4Saisons (12) - - JUL 6, 2013
Full disclosure - this is a personal favourite. I am thrilled any time I find this on cask. A delicious hoppy real ale, tastes like it has about the same IBU as their ubiquitous Hop Addict. Hint of rye flavour in the malt - but I could be imagining that. Cask really brings out the best in this one, and the reasonable ABV makes it quite sessionable. I wish places like Victory/Barhop/Harbord had this more often.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Cask at Volo. I wish I didn’t have to go to Toronto to get their beers. Chocolate, roast and some Brit hops in the nose. The chocolate and roast don’t show up as much in the flavour, but the hops are nice. traditional British amber. Really nice, drinkable beer. Did I mention that it would be great if I could find their beers locally?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
On Cask at the Queen and Beaver in Toronto, served in an English pint. Pours clear copper with a tall, fluffy creamy head that remains. On the nose are English caramel hops, with notes of bread and grains. These are paired with delicate English hops. The flavour is initially balanced between moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness, but a resinous hoppy bitterness grows towards the end and peaks in the finish, which is moderate in length. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice English style ale. It is subtle and elegant, though it could be a tad hoppier. 2012-08-01

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3371) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Cask au C’est What. Une robe rougeâtre. Aucune tête. Un nez expressif de café et, dans une moindre mesure, de caramel. Des houblons qui traversent timidement les malts. Un goût de caramel fruité et de café avec des houblons qui cherchent à s’installer. Une bouche moyenne avec un semblant de bulles et une texture crémeuse. Une finale sur des grains grillés. Possiblement la meilleure chose de ce sous-sol de la rue Front.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Has a really coffee-like smells. Pours with no head, no lacing. Very soft carbonation - almost nothing. Ruby colour. The coffee bitter lasts a little into the taste. There’s some sugary cane sweetness too. On tap at Volos.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2012 Total Score: 3.3
A lot of sediment, big chunks of dead yeast. A deep cloudy red colour. Pours with alright suds and lacing. Smells a little oaky and a little smoky. Taste follows through a little bit sour, kind of lagery. I think the whole glory of this one is that it’s on cask - not sure how it would hold up on tap but the cask gives it some character. Had pint at The Rhino.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
On cask. Orange brown with a ton of sediment, sticky cream head. Aroma is a little boozy, wood, earthy, bourbon, butterscotch, vanilla. Slightly peaty and rotten fruit. Mouthfeel is light. Not a lot of the complexity in the aroma carries through. Bitter throughout. I was excited when I gave it a sniff, disappointed by the lack of complexity through the flavour. Still, a unique brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
April 28, 2012; Cask at Victory Cafe Intense aroma; lots of volatiles in this one. Strong flavour of orange, apricot and stone fruit, light pine. Eventually gives way to some roasty chocolates. Pours a dark mahogany with a 1 cm white head. No visible carbonation. Tastes of an interesting mix between an amber ale and a pale ale. Caramel malts are obvious with some vanilla in there. Taste moves towards citrusy and piney hops. Overall, the hops are fairly clean and not overwhelming. Tasty! Light body, almost watery. Little to no carbonation, which isn’t too unusual for cask. Light herbal hop finish. Environment was great and this was a tasty compliment. Liked the mix of flavours, which was a surprise. Interesting brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
550ml draught
4.7% ABV
I tried this beer on tap on March 9, 2012 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It pours a translucent dark red with a whitish ring for a head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, light fruits, and weak hops. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is mily sweet with caramel and light fruit and a weak bitter finish ends it.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8953) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
Bar Volo cask. A little sour, great aroma, but its butterscotch. A little red colour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - 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


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