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Brewed by Fallen
Style: Amber Ale
Stirlingshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


ianwelby's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (637) - - MAY 25, 2013
Clear amber beer. Light citrus aroma. Sharp lemony flavour and a hoppy finish. Very refreshing too.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a murky brown colour with a white head. Rye bready sticky caramel trop fruit aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light floral, perfumy stuff, orange, toast... Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (916) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask, Ale House, Chelmsford, 11th April 2015. White lacing. Copper bronze colour. Nice floral aroma, perfume, citrus, fresh hay. Taste is oranges, clove, coriander, honey, caramel and lemons. Fresh bread. Tasty. Good use of c-hops!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
Keg at The Southern. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is fruity orange, grapefruit, sweet toffee. Taste is more grapefruit and pine, bitterish finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ Black Heart, 3 Greenland Place, Camden, Greater London, England NW1 0AP.

[ As Fallen Dragonfly ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty malt, nutty - earthy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, earthy malt, keller, light hoppy. A bit borring. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130817]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Cloudy dark amber-brown coloured with a sweet tropical fruit and citrus flavour followed by a smooth pine and orange finish. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3554) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2015
On keg at the Bow Bar. Appearance - a lovely lava lamp colour. Red and orange all over. If the head had stayed this was a rare perfect 5 in Appearance. Nose - light red fruit then grapefruit and pine. Taste - more red fruits and biscuits. Bitter grapefruit and lime finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry and unforgivingly bitter finish. Overall - good but slightly too bitter for my palate.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (685) - - 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 (360) - 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 (4563) - 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 (2496) - 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.


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