White Horse Dragon Hill (Cask)

Formerly brewed at White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Seasonal, Winter;
As the start to the New Year has passed, it is time to re-define those taste buds with this early season beer made with the finest English malt and traditional hops. Just like Saint George making his stand on the Dragon Hill many years ago, chestnut red in colour, with a dry biscuit after taste and a hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
Cask at Thomson... Copper... Big white head... Soft sweet floral fruit nose.. Soft toffee fruit... Sweet malts... Soft fruits... Long sweet toffee fruit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3705) - CROATIA - JUL 5, 2014
Cask at the City Arms, Cardiff. Pours amber with off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Caramel malty flavor with hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 30, 2010
Cask in the Hobgoblin, Reading, Berkshire. Pours ruby amber, with off-white head. Lively aroma of citrus and dried fruits. Zesty on the palate too, with a hoppy complement for the fruits, and tailing off with a malt signature. Decent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Hazy amber color with a thin head and a nice lace. It has initially a nice hoppy aroma, that goes away all of a sudden; earthy too, with light honey. Caramel flavor (good), very light smokey touch, light ashes, but unfortunately also a metallic touch is too evident, till later. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2008
<i>A Mes rate: Cask at the Pembury Tavern.</i>
Golden brown with just a thin off white collar but decent condition. Creamy caramel malt with faint vanilla notes and some delicate hoppage giving good balance. Really good hoppy bite in the finish. Very straight forward stuff but an enjoyable drop from a decent brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Buttery aroma with some citrus. Taste is less successful: some biscuity malt, but a strong, rather overwhelming bitterness. For a 4.2%, this beer needs to lighten up a bit. I think it caught me in the wrong mood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12353) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2007
Half pint on cask. Slightly hazy, dark orange body. Thin head, but nice lacing on the glass. Aromatic floweriness of hops. The initial flavour is also hoppy turning into grapefruit and orange sweetness. Malty undertones in the ending. A promising start on a drinking session at the splendid Market Porter, London (01.02.2007)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Ive been scoping out Turfs cask line up on my walk home, and keeping my eye open for this. Ah, Turf. Blessings on you: if White Horse brews it, you will get it eventually. And when you present it, it will be in good shape. Like the pint in question here.

Lovely warm copper pour with a dense sticky off white cap, nice lingering skim and lacing. A rustic citrus fragrance that seems both fresh and musky in kind of a tropical way. Moves into warm strawberries. Hint of mint. Toothy, bright hop flavor, lingering on the teeth and tongue. A touch of toasty malt, but small--this is about hops. And yet, this seems appropriate as a winter seasonal. Is has the warmth and substance that might make it too hearty for a summer ale, but is perfect now. An absolute profusion of flavor for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluekuma (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Cask conditioned, handpump at the Plough and Harrow, Hammersmith. Amber with thin head. Citric hop aroma. Balance of sweet grainy malt & plenty of hop flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Cheshire Ring, Hyde 11/02/2006 Golden coloured and hoppy with a grapefruit aroma and flavour. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate. Some dryness in a bitter finish.

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