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Montegioco Draco

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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ barbaresco legnano. Schiuma minima, quasi assente e poco persistente. Birra ramata, velata con riflessi aranciati e violacei. Aroma intenso fruttato, di frutti rossi, melassa e miele. Vinosa e con alcool ben percettibile. al palato ha ingresso abboccato fruttato sempre frutti rossi in evidenza. miele e liquore presenti. finale amaro luppolato. lieve acidità. corposa, poco carbonata, lievemente astringente (piacevole) finale più spigoloso. equilibrata e d armonica

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4507) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber color with a off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Balanced fruity and sweet malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet malty, raisins and fruity. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty balanced nice evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle at Dags beer fest Feb14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (604) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Birratrovo, Como. Pours red amber with minimal cream head (dye to high alcohol gradation). Aroma of passito, riped fruit and late autumn scents. Emnoyable as a glass of exceptional dessert wine, no hurry, just hedonism.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malombra (38) - NUOVA OLONIO(SO), ITALY - JAN 12, 2014
Barley wine abbastanza atipico, a parte i sentori di prugna. Miele, caramello e molta frutta matura. Amaro presente e ben bilanciato. Vedrei bene un leggero passaggio in botte(ma non barrique!!!!). Gran bevuta. e dire che non e’ il mio genere per nulla!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2013
Brun öl med stort smutsvitt skum. Doft av kola, nöter och torkad frukt. Även en del alkohol i både doft och smak. Inte så kraftig i smaken som jag vill ha ett barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Dirty brown body, white head. Aroma has plastic and bit alcohol. Some sugary yeast and light caramelly maltiness. Some blueberry when warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3418) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2013
[19-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours red to brown with a medium beige head, aroma of honey, toffee, moderate acidity, flavor is bitter with fruits and honey, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
[10/19/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Murky brown. Aroma of malt, musty notes, dark fruits and some alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6842) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
750 ml bottle. Lotto 14/12. From Italy. Courtesy of Brandman. HHOK XV.
Murky brown colour with a big foamy tan head. Yeast, minerals, dark fruits and dried fruits in the aroma. Dried dark fruits, yeast and sweet maltiness in the flavour. 11% quite well hidden. Not that tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Colin. Pours dark, amber-gold with a creamy head. Ripe fruits abound, lots of berries, caramel, toffee - flavors of that ilk. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, malty finish, plenty more ripe fruits. Tasty.

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