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Shinano Dragon Ale

Shinano Dragon Ale
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Formerly brewed at Shinano Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Nagano, Japan

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Tap at the TrashZone, Yokohama. Dark red-brown colour with an off-whtie head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, hops. Flavour is similar to the aroma, chocolate, fruit, hops, some spices. A bit watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
Tap at Thrashzone. Dark brown colour. Aroma bready malt, roasty, bit of chocolate, spicy, ginger. Taste is a bit chocolatey, nice sweetness, bit of spice. Pretty smooth, nice creaminess, pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1224) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Tap at Devil Craft. Dark deep collured brown/black ale. Surprisingly strong flavoured for abv, malty start but dominated by dry long hoppy finish. A very good pint.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1904) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Half in Devil Craft, Shimbashi. Darkish brown with reddish edges and tan head. Nose is roasted grain, lots of chocolate and coffee.Taste is chocolate, coffee, caramel and bit of fruity ale notes, like crystal malt and touch of English hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6569) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2010
Draught at Thrash Zone. Big chocolate and caramel nose. Earthy, rather dry, with licorice. Sweet and rich flavor with caramel and chocolate. Not at all cloying. Licorice, grass, and earth flavors. Great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13548) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted, light burned, bitter dark chocolate, ryebread, dryness, light hoppy. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2009
Very large off white head, mahogany body.Toffee apple nose, slight brown bread yeast. Apple and blackcurrant opening slightly bitter roast finish. Malty and full bodied. Nice work.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Bottled (5%). Mahogany colour, rich head. Heavily roasty with notes of cork. Medium sweet and medium bodied. Spices and yeast play vital parts of the picture. Salty bitterish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Wow a lot more full bodied than I had expected for a beer of lower alcohol content. Lots of interesting things going on . One of the two great regular taps at thrash zone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2008
Tap at Thrash zone, Yokohama. Dark brown with a good tan head. Excitingly complex aroma and flavour with decent roast and caramel. Interesting to say the least.


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