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Montegioco Draco

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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draco has a dark red color and a persistent head. It is full bodied and has a moderate level of carbonation. The nose shows a great complexity with aromas of honey, caramel and forest fruits. The hops brings out pepper and plum. The initial taste confirms the nose with notes of caramel and initial sweetness. The finish is a fine balance of hops and bitter notes. Draco is produced using a mix of select malts. The beer is fermented three times. During the second fermentation the blueberries are added along with the yeast and malt sugar. The alcoholic content obtained from the fermentation of the malt is of 8.5% by volume, while the final one is 11% by volume.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (800) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours dark brown, almost looking like a stout. Aroma reveals somewhat sweet and sticky nature of the beer, definitely great for desserts. Taste is sweet, has some dark fruits, soaked in liquor. Overall, definitely a top notch beer, just being overshadowed a bit by some others I had during this evening.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 1, 2015
Pour dark ruby red, light foam, strawberry/peach perfume, taste of fruity hops, red fruits, coconut, alcohol. Drink carefully: it's 11%! For small tastings, you can't have too much of it

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2230) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, very cloudy brown, color, not too nice, aroma of dried figs and clove with alcohol other spices and coke coming through later, flavor is a melange of dried fuits and caramel. Good but not too exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (3516) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Lueken’s Liquors during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, caramel. Tastes of booze, malt, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6095) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle on the RBWG beer bus
Clear dark golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of malts and berries. Flavors of berries and woody
Decent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle - Rich Berry and syrupy sweetness. Cloudy copper with a decent beige head. Big malty and light rotten fruits, very nice and rich.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6178) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle during RBWG, pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is bready malt and raisin. Medium mouth with a strong dark fruit, bready malt, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dado93 (155) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
Rubin red color with big head, good aroma and taste with malt and red fruit notes, good carbonation level, full body, and alcohol is present, good beer,..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Bir & Fud. The version I tried was 10% and made with cranberries I was told. A reddish amber wuth a bready spicy belgian nose + tart cranberries - think cranberry cookies. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The taste is bready sweet spice + cranberry. Wonderful.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (562) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Super murky rust coloured with a decent head of foam, some lacing. The smell starts off with a malty port like aroma that goes a bitter trail as well. Sniffing for the blueberries. .I don’t get any. The taste follows suit with the smell, the only difference being that the finish returns to a more sweet malty side and there’s a slight suggestion of something fruity. By golly, I think I have found the wee bit of blueberries after all. There is no visible dating on the bottle so I have no idea how old this is. Taking a wild guess, this isn’t fresh. No revisits for me.


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