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Dragonhosen - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Not Rated.

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31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 178
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 30.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rayek on 09-20-2013

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 178
Reviews by qchic:
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3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks good enough, like iced tea mahogany. Plenty of head initially. Naturally, the aroma is malty sweet and fruity, with some earthy hops to balance. Strangely, something is striking me as minty. Just me? In the flavor are grains and green apple. Starts syrupy sweet and finishes dry and bitter. Probably not a beer that I'll revisit as this is not a style that needs to be imperial.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz pint at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado.

This beer appears a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with one finger of loosely foamy, fizzy off-white head, which leaves some sparse, spidery lace around the glass as things quickly dissolve.

It smells of bready, crackery Vienna malt, a bit of dry lemon, and earthy, grassy hops. The taste is much sweeter, the malt gaining a Christmas cake quality, with some sugary fruitiness, earthy, leafy hops, and a mild warming alcohol.

The bubbles are quite soft and innocuous, the body a decent medium weight, and actually quite smooth. It finishes semi-sweet, biscuity in its malt, and a tad, just a tad, boozy.

A very pleasant amped up Oktoberfest, all components getting a fair shake, with the 18-proof booze behaving itself quite admirably. A nice accompaniment to the Beer Diaries' Colorado premiere.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Rich Munich malt nose, spicy with some kettle carmelization.
Some earthiness and spiciness on the nose from the noble German hops.
Pours brilliant copper amber under a fluffy 3” off-white foam cap with a slight orange tint. Palate: spicy malt, some kettle sugars, with a bitter hop accent on the finish. Very light sweetness, the malt flavors are restrained.
Creamy, chewy body with medium low carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz bottle. Nice label.
Deep clear amber with a fine durable head.
Exceptional clarity.

O: With its high abv this "Imperial Oktoberfest" drinks like a dopplebock.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark Amber almost brown color, clear. Light one finger head, decent lacing. Nice malty aroma, and a touch of alcohol and sweet caramel and vanilla. The flavor was very sweet and malty, but missing some of the bitterness expected from a marzen. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy, but a bit hot from the alcohol as well. Overall, this wasn't a bad representation of a marzen, but the alcohol content kinda took something away from the beer.

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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of JMS1512
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured vigorously into a .5L Staatsbrauerei Rothhaus glass

Sight: Clear and rosy amber when held up to natural light. Head is an off-white nature and very delicate though tall. Settles down after a while to a quarter-inch foam, leaves thick lacing.

Aroma: Gentle biscuit, caramel, bread. Slight earth, slight hops. I’d use the word delicate to give an overall adjective, typical of most märzens.

Taste: Wow! The taste mimics the aroma, with just a hint of smoke. Though the abv clocks in at 9%, the booze is well-masked; easier to detect as it warms up. Drinks like something half its size.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with small but never-ending bubbles. It provides a pleasant coating on the tongue and goes down smoothly.

Overall: Fantastic steroid version of the traditional märzen.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of socon67
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper with 3 fingers of tan head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Pears & toastyness & breadyness

T: Pears, brown bread, a little toastyness, dryness as well. Herbal hop bitterness as this warms, dryness, toastyness, even a little green apple & ever so slight boozeyness. Finishes dry with some apple peel & pear

MF: Medium bodied, fairly delicate carbonation, nice balance

ABV is well hidden, good, but it's no Kaiser, but I might get this again if on tap or limited beer selection is in play

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.1/5  rDev -15.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

9/25...pours very dark brown, reddish tones, high white foam. Settles and sticks. Malty nose, heavy caramel. High malt taste with a barleywine backled taste. Boozy. Earthy with a moderate bitter. A whopper.

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