Dragonmead Erik The Red - Dragonmead Microbrewery
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Reviews by superspak:
2.58/5 rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Giant hiss upon opening and a long pour with tons of head; looks like I got yet another infected Dragonmead. Pours very hazy and cloudy red copper color with a flufffy 2 finger light khaki head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing on the glass, with an insane amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, cherry, caramel, toffee, light toast, brown sugar, bread, and light herbal hops. Pretty nice malty aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of raisin, cherry, prune, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, earthy spiciness, and light herbal hops. Light earthy fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, toast, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Mediocre flavor with some astringent off flavors; and moderate cloying on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick, syrupy, and slightly grainy mouthfeel that is a bit unpleasant. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a poor Irish red ale. Flavors are off balanced and cloying; and this was difficult to finish because of the cloying. Dragonmead needs to get their quality fixed, as I have gotten 3 singles that were infected.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2013 05:27:10 | More by superspak
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3.34/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 00:43:54 | More by Stu_Grimson
3.61/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 00:33:56 | More by guityler83
3.93/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Excellent appearance, beautiful brick red in color with inch thick head. Head retention is lower than average. Heavy malt flavors tasting only a slight bitterness on the tail end. This is my first in depth review and I drank it the night before not currantly just based on memory.
Pairing: best with hot wings, I advise against nachos, jalapeños overpower the beer yet the wings did not.
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2013 00:59:22 | More by SeanSweeney
Dragonmead Erik The Red from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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