Marston's Dragon's Tale

Formerly brewed at Marston’s
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - April.
Brewed using the finest quality malt and a select blend of English hops to give a dark beer with a pronounced bitterness

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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear dark brown - white head. Prunes. Fruity. Licorice. Tobacco. Sweetness. Nutty. Berries. Light bitterness.

tommann (3848) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours dark ruby brown with a medium head. Aroma is an eggy, sulphurous mess. Taste starts with bready malt and has a strong bitter finish.

fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Manchester & County, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M1 2AP.

[ As Marstons Run For Life ].
Clear medium brown amber color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, pedigre, light roasted and caramel, light to moderate hoppy, vitamin pills, vomit notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100425]

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Gatwick ’Sporks.
Dark copper coloured with a decent off white head. Sparklered to hell and very little condition in it. Aroma is slightly metallic but there’s some reasonable earthy malt along with a fair hit of the expected caramel. I don’t know if it’s because it’s seven in the morning but this actually tastes slightly better than I expected. Mainly caramel dominated but there is a reasonable earthy undertone and an unexpected amount of bitterness, especially in the finish. Good length too. All in all, better than I was expecting... but still shite.

leaparsons (10655) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Copper with a beige foam. Aromas are toffee and fudge with a slight nuttiness. Dark treacle with the usual Burtonesque notes. Flavours are sweet chocolate and toffee malts with weetabix. Earthy with Autumn fruit. Dry and nutty on the finish with some grapefruit bitterness
Earlier Rating: 4/25/2010 Total Score: 2.6
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Amber brown with a dense cream foam. Aromas are caramel and toffee syrup with typical Marstons Burton notes. Flavours are sweet malts with a syrup character. Grain with some chocolate. Thin on the finish. Dry and gritty on palate. Mediocre.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 19/04/2010 Floral and sulphur aromas. White head. Mid brown coloured and fruity with a dry and slightly bitter full malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Manchester 25/04/2010 Floral sulphur aroma. Copper mid brown coloured and fruity with a slightly bitter malt finish.

patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2010
cask - Pours amber with an off-white head, lingering head. It has a sweet malty aroma and tastes like a well-balanced bitter that finishes with the usual distinctively English hops. Nothing outstanding, but goes down well.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with an off white head. Rough old fashioned malt aroma. Sourness in the taste with marmalade malt and a mid bitter finish. Decent somewhat retro beer.

DruncanVeasey (8261) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
The Baron, Hinckley. Chestnut with a slim cream cap. House aroma with hints of blocked drain and green apple; slippery and insipid with wet dough, oakiness dampened by minerals, a not unpleasant frangipane note, bugger all of interest. Yep, just another Marstons beer alright.

imdownthepub (14954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown with no head. Grainy, sweet, poorly served beer, thin and a little unappetising. Not good.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2010 Total Score: 2.8
Cask conditioned at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Reddish brown with slight head. Thinnish beer with a definite caramel, toffee background. A little roasted malt note but little else to carry it. Pretty average.

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