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Fallen Dragonfly

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Brewed by Fallen
Style: Amber Ale
Stirlingshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An amber gemstone with a Dragonfly trapped inside is a highly prized and extremely valuable possession. We want you to feel the same way about this amber ale.
Crafted using a blend of six malts and lots of American ‘C’ hops it is deep amber in colour with a floral/citrus hop aroma upfront. The initial flavour hit is resinous, citrus and pine followed by a rich biscuit and caramel maltiness and finishing with a lingering bitterness.
Dragonfly tastes great on its own or with lightly spiced pasta dishes, pizza or strong cheddars. Serve at 4C to emphasise the hops or at 12C for a fuller bodied, fuller flavoured experience. No additives, no adjuncts; just four top quality, natural ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water.
Specifications: Malts: Maris Otter, Crystal, Vienna, Biscuit, Melanoidin, Flaked Barley
Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Chinook
IBU: 40
OG: 1.046
ABV: 4.6%

Note: Until April 2014, contract brewed at Tryst.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (534) - - DEC 12, 2014
Strong hoppy aroma. Gorgeous deep red colour. Hardly any head. Massive hoppy grapefruity hit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (288) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Cask @ Blackfriars Glasgow average bitter beer golden colour bit of bitterness ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4151) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
500ml bottle conditioned: 4.6% ABV. Poured at home into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. Poured a murky brown with a deep beige blanket of foam on top. Bitter hop feel to the nose and taste, chilled: became more malty as it warmed a little. Reminded me of some of the Californian Hoppy brews I have tatsed, so this is obviously a good try at that style. Impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2272) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at a cool joint called Crafters Barn. Pours reddish brown. Nose is hops and red fruit. Tastes of hops, caramel, earth, peppery. Nice carbonation and drying finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, light creamy toffee, sweet, floral, bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Opalescent amber off-white head, aroma - hoppy sweet floral grassy; taste - gentle citrus hops, mild bitter on finish, rather pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from alesela. It pours clear deep amber with a medium white head. The nose is caramel, wood, caramel, orange peel, tangerine and sherbet. The taste is bitter, pine, varnish, resin, caramel, grapefruit rind and a touch of soap with a rather dry-bitter finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps a touch watery, but nice bitterness nonetheless. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
13th July 2013
Almost clear amber beer, little pale tan head. Palate is smooth and with fine carbonation. Clean malt. Surprising amount of smoke, goes all right with the marmalade hops. Little dry malt before the finish. Not bad, not what I was expecting but not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19986) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottled. Hazy nut Brown, mildly gushing with cooarse lively head. Caramelly with a layer of grapefruit and pear. Fruity with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lots of caramel, rich hops. Marked bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (732) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Guilford arms Edinburgh a clear deep Amber beer with limited aroma very flavoursome though with rich berry fruit soft carmel sweetness finished with moderate bitterness very nice


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