Cains Dragon Heart (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Brown Ale
Liverpool, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
NOTE: Only rating for the Bottled version should be entered here. The seasonal Cask version has a separate listing.
This strong brown ale is brewed to a 19th century recipe and fermented in traditional open vats. A blend of premium ale malts and the finest of English hops combine to produce a fruity and complex character.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - OCT 7, 2006
500ml brown bottle. Poured a clear dark mahogoney with brown sugar head. Treacle toffee aroma. Well balanced roasted malt flavour like Hobgoblin. Full mouthfeel and deceiving if youre tying to stay sober. The best of a trio of Caines I bought in a quaint liquor store near the docks in Liverpool. You couldnt walk in to the shop but got served in a sliding dispenser under the window at gonad level.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7555) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Appearance: Clear brownish color with a thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Nutty and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, malty, mild roasted and fruity.
Overall impression: Decent tasty brown ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Brewery tap in Liverpool, England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9737) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Clear, but dark brown in colour so hard to see this. Has a small head and a slightly sweet aroma alongside some mild toffee and caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3621) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is cola and raisin malts. Taste has raisin and bready malts with cola on the aftertaste.floral,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2013
Ruby colour with thin beige head. In cask form this is a very good beer. As a pasteurised and filtered bottle its not as good. Some decent malt, but the rest is just a bit dour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4398) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of malts. The taste is malts, a touch of caramel which gives it a little bit of sweetness. Along with this there is a good amount of bitterness and fruits. One of the better Brown ales that I have tried. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ken1 (1943) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
A very sweet caramel flavor with floral notes. Reed brown in color with a white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (19357) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 090313

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. A very dark brown beer with a warming strong red fruity and chocolate flavour, with sweet malt and more fruit on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (6978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Apr 2008, drank March 2007. Neck label tells me it is the official beer of, 08 Liverpool European Capital of Culture. Poured into a Gordons thistle glass (twice). A dark ruby red, sparkling. clear looking body, with a small light brown head, which sadly disappeared far to quickly, to leave next to nothing worth calling a head. Burnt caramel and malted barley aroma, but nothing special. For a 5.0% brown the flavours just werent there, fizzy Newcastle Brown taste is the best I can come up with. The rear label states it has a fruity and complex character, I couldnt detect that at all. Fairly dry aftertaste, but with a metalic feel to it. As the beer warmed a little (in the second pour), I started to enjoy the beer more, but it is still a long way from a really good brown ale in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1117) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
500ml bottle, proper brown with a beige head. Toffee and ripe fruit, I think "robust" is the word. No too challenging, but enjoyable throughout.

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