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Dragonmead Erik The Red - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Irish style red (amber) beer. Light in finish but bold in taste. Melanoidin malt is added for the red color and the spicy finish comes through from the Chinook hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2005)
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A- reddish brown color with light coming through

S- slight hop smell with some citrus not very overpowering

T- not bad for a red, very carbonated and that gives it a bite towards the end, citrus and hops in the background

M- lots of carbonation and bubbling on my tounge

O- ok but nothing special a passable red that is drinkable

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A: Wow, this thing is highly carbonated. I poured it into an english style pint glass and it almost over flowed with half the bottle. A four + finger head was formed with medium sized bubbles that reminded me of cokecola. No lacing and it took a few minutes before i could pour the rest of the bottle in the glass. The liquid is a brown leather/mahogany color with a moderate haze.

S: The nose has a moderate amount of spicy, english style hop aromas (floral, earthy). A bit of a fruity ester character, maybe from the yeast. Also an underlying minerally character that i cant quite pin point.

T: Malt forward with a complex array of flavors. I'm getting honey, cocoa, bread crust, toast and a sweet bread flavor. There is some of the mineral flavors coming through also (maybe the water?) and the fruity yeast esters. There is a low hop bitterness and flavor but it keeps the malt sweetness low and its a nice woody, earthy flavor that blends nicely.

M: Highly carbonated, the bubbles tickle my lip as i sip on it. Mild body. if the carbonation was lower this would be very session-able.

O: The malt profile this beer has is very interesting, and combined with the earthy woody hop flavor underneath i'm a fan. However.. the carbonation from this bottle was out of control and made it more filling then it needed to be.

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Dragonmead Erik The Red from Dragonmead Microbrewery
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.