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Dragonmead Andromeda Ale - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Andromeda Ale
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 18.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: DrJay on 08-04-2004)
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lindhout

Michigan

5/5  rDev +33.7%

02-27-2014 16:07:03 | More by lindhout
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Goldfoot

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

12-16-2011 16:41:52 | More by Goldfoot
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Hunt Club. A heather ale, yeah sure I'll try it. You can see the carbonation bubbles in it, and then a white creamy head tha leaves spider lace. Creamy mouthfeel, caramel malts. The aroma is malty. Good bitterness however in the taste, and not a bad beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2009 18:24:19 | More by Sammy
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Reneejane

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really good beer!! I've tried a few of the herbed gruit styles, and this one fits in nicely into that subset of beer. But note that the gruit styles have little to no hops in them, that's the style. (as an aside, to learn more about this style, great book: Sacred and Healing Beers by Steven Buhner)

Anyway, onto the review.

The color was amber-brown and cloudy. It had an off white, beige head color. VERY fluffy. Not perhaps as much aroma as I would prefer, but I detected the floral heather.

The taste was of heather up front, which I think is a nice flavor, it has a clean almost astringent taste. There follows just a touch of roasty malt. This is a very drinkable beer, in fact i had several of these.

Mouthfeel, very light like champagne. Truly an enjoyable experience.

Serving type: cask

04-23-2009 03:56:47 | More by Reneejane
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 10/26/2007 (Sampler @ Dragonmead Brewery, Warren, MI):

Pours a body that is deep red, dark brown color. Light tan head. Flowery, dark fruit aroma, Sweet smelling. Dark roasted. Chocolately, dark. Dry chalky taste, sweet. Some warming. Watery porter-like.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 19:31:39 | More by jujubeast6000
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walleye

Michigan

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

at the brewery, poured a reddish with a white head. aroma fruits, pears, apple, mangos and some caramel, and malts. flavor the apples and pears come out 1st than the caramel and some yeast as it warmed all the flavors fell off. had a watery mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2005 03:50:11 | More by walleye
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would have been hard pressed to guess this was a heather ale (leann fraoich) if blindfolded. Pours a medium amber in color with no head to speak of.

Nose is interesting, fresh smelling, herbal qualities but somehow thin smelling. Taste is very light with the same herbal tones as in the nose, the heather is very faint in the aftertaste, quite unlike other heather ales I've tried.

Overall a solid attempt by Dragonmead, but more miss than hit I'm afraid. Poor sod.

Slàinte!

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2005 03:42:06 | More by Gaisgeil
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery's pub. Described as a "Heather Ale".

This pint was a dark chestnut brown topped by a longlasting, cream coloured head. Fairly complex aroma, with toffee, sweet maltiness, and molasses mingling with a light spicy/floral character. Maltiness dominated the flavour, with some spice and medicinal character present. Very interesting. Medium/light body with a surprisingly clean finish. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2004 22:07:08 | More by DrJay
Dragonmead Andromeda Ale from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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