Dragonmead Erik The Red - Dragonmead Microbrewery
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
3.34/5 rDev -5.6%
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
12-11-2013 00:43:54 | More by Stu_Grimson
3.61/5 rDev +2%
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.
11-18-2013 00:33:56 | More by guityler83
Dragonmead Erik The Red from Dragonmead Microbrewery
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.