Dragonhosen - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by qchic:
3.26/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
03-08-2014 01:09:31 | More by qchic
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3.91/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
10-08-2013 01:07:17 | More by biboergosum
4.04/5 rDev +10.7%
Poured onto a balloon glass.
The beer is a crystal clear dark ruby copper. A cream colored froth sits on top until receding to a film with modest lines of lacing.
The aroma is immediately very fiery and spicy. Roasted malts are underneath the cinnamon fire spices.
The taste is aroma-like, but there is a woody, aged note to it. And again, very hot and spicy. The finish is candy-like. Almost sweet and sticky.
Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, with some candy stickiness.
Overall, really good, if not a bit too boozy. Love the cinnamon spiciness in this.
10-05-2013 01:53:29 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.56/5 rDev -2.5%
Well, if the Germans do it at six-percent then Americans can do it at nine!? If that's the mentality, the lets see how well that taste goes with all that added potential sugar left up for grabs either by the yeast attenutation or on the palate as residual sweetness. There's no doubt- something's gotta give...
As the beer pours, it comes to life with a bright orange, copper-amber pour that's mostly clear to highlight the streaming bubbles that patiently fuel its head. As the beer settles, Its body glows with the most modest of diffused glow, and is sternly capped with a thick blanket of off-white foam. Though its structure struggles to retain the session, it holds on for the majority while a slim trailing of lace insures.
Starting off an expected caramel-sweet scent, the nose leads with high-powered malts for a big bready, butterscotch and crusted savory note. Any hop introduction takes a back seat and only offsets some of the sweetness but never rivals for command. Heading into the first sip, it's grain character invites a slight rummy spice.
Its elegant sweetness kicks off in taste- high caramel, sultry toasted grains and a pep of molasses makes me think of "Cracker Jacks" candy corn. Equipped with a crusty graham cracker-type of dry and spicy breadiness, its savory sweetness wraps the grain in a cocoon of starchiness. But then there's the slight minty-warmth of hops to offer a light grassy taste and a mild peppery bite to act as a juxtaposition to malt.
Loving how the strong sweet and savory malt taste plays on the taste buds, its weight does something different. Its sugary weight and strong rummy warmth turns this otherwise drinkable Oktoberfest into a nealry Barleywine-sipping type of session. As it slows things down, its moderate viscosity is mildly of butterscotch and maple.
Boulder Beer really does something with this beer. Its understands the crusty and savory taste of Lager but with assertive alcohols and high rate of drinkability in mind. It condenses all those flavors into something that's much more akin to an after dinner digestive rather than a common complement to sausages and potatoes.
10-28-2013 06:04:41 | More by BEERchitect
Dragonhosen from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.