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Dragonmead Dragonslayer Altbier - Dragonmead Microbrewery

Dragonmead Dragonslayer Altbier
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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%


Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: putnam on 10-18-2002)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by stoutman:
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stoutman

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious effort from a fine microbrewery.. A nice fruity blend of roasted malt provides a nice finish. This alt has a light reddish brown color, a pleasant light roasted malt aroma which features a faint licorice and chocolate note to the apple like finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2002 18:24:58 | More by stoutman
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2014 22:17:55 | More by Buck_Jones
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lindhout

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-27-2014 16:09:37 | More by lindhout
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strohme2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

06-16-2013 18:17:11 | More by strohme2
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

11-11-2012 02:05:26 | More by Kerrie
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery, review is from notes dated two weeks prior. Half finger head on a hazy amber brown body. Aroma of molasses with bready and biscuit malts. some caramel. Flavor follows nicely with breads and biscuit malts with earthy hops and roasted nuts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, the beer is nice for the style and flavorful. One of the better beers I tried from this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2012 00:21:32 | More by kylehay2004
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2012 21:14:30 | More by Calculat0r
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Goldfoot

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

12-16-2011 16:44:33 | More by Goldfoot
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Reneejane

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was amber and had a white head that dissipated. The fragrance was spicey. The first flavor is very hoppy up front. The hops that contributed the spicey aroma create that first taste. It's an extremely complex interplay of flavors. Follows with a nice nutty maltiness. This is a great beer and highly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2009 03:48:50 | More by Reneejane
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub.

Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of bread, yeast, and some earthiness. Tastes of the same bready and earthiness with some caramel. Malty and bready. Mouthfeel on the slightly thin side.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2009 02:54:04 | More by hopdog
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, light brown colour with a fine, off-white head. Good retention with some chunky lacing. Mild aroma, some malt, yeasty with funky hops. Mild bitterness with a clean, solid maltiness. Light floral hop flavour. Medium/light bodied with fine carbonation and a refined texture. Pretty good, but the aroma really threw me off.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2007 00:48:34 | More by DrJay
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sopor

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clear, dark mahogany/molasses colored brew with a tan head that leaves a small splat of film. Slight smell of caramel with stronger roasted german notes and a hint of coffee.

Taste is ALL about the malt. Bread, cereal, nuts, roast malt, hints of caramel malt, ended with just a touch of sweetness. Hops are crisp, but light, well suited to this malt.

Moderately light body with fairly delicate carbonation makes this beer easy to drink, like an ultimate session brew. Tasty & smooth at only 4.5% abv, this beer is on the strong end, but pretty much defines session beer.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2006 14:18:15 | More by sopor
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice example of an Altbier. Poured out to a off brown color with a touch of red when held to the light. A short lived white foam was present, but was gone after the first few sips. Medium carbonation. Aromas of malt, herbs and earth were permeated with a smoke-like overtone that was very interesting and different. Flavor was along the same lines as the smell; Flavors of malt and earth dominate, with some grass notes and mild bitterness. Some sugar notes as well. Mouthfeel was good, albeit only slightly filling. A decent level of drinkability. Nothing amazing here, but a still a very well crafted beer. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2005 20:31:01 | More by Frozensoul327
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a clear ruby brown color with a thin off-white head, and just a bit of clingy lacing. The aroma is lightly malty and toasty with a slight fruitiness. The flavor has a clean malty, toastiness with a tad bit of roasted malt thrown in. It has a clean, drying finish. A nice clean beer.

Thanks fantome, for sharing a growler of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2005 01:34:51 | More by BeerBuilder
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putnam

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe someone can inform me. Alts like Hannen and Diebels are black. And then there is the so-called "Muenster Alt" such as Pinkus, which is pretty light in color. I understand that Duesseldorf and Muenster are two towns in Germany, so I guess these are merely two interpretations. This beer looks closer to the Muenster varity, dark bronze. Loose, pleasant fruit and mash flavors are whipped into shape by a touch of roasted, charred grain on the finish. Not bad Alt.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2002 05:57:30 | More by putnam
Dragonmead Dragonslayer Altbier from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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