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Dragonmead Jul Ø1 - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Jul Ø1
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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2002)
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Photo of Goldfoot
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of stoutman
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Garnet red color with a thin off white head. Strong spice nose with lots of ginger and orange peel in it. Lots of holiday spices in the flavor with cinnamon, clove, and ginger apparent. A little spice burn on the tongue. I found enough of a malty beer base to support all the spices. I enjoyed this stuff.

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany red color with virtually no head and no lace.
Aroma is nutmerg, mal, cinnamon, ginger, slight smoke, slight hop bitterness and pine trees.
Flavors of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, pine and slight charcoal/smoke. Very well-balanced with all spices up front, minor malt sweetness in the middle and some minor bitterness in the back end. If I had to really describe it I would call it a malty ginger ale. Somehow putting everything together really works.
Mouthfeel is nice and lively with just right amount of carbonation.
Not sure I want more than a pint but very good winter beer,

Photo of Morakaton
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Clear chestnut beer topped by a thin cap of light brown foam. Good head retention and streaky lacing stuck to the glass. Malty aroma with a light fruitiness, some plum, and nutmeg. Mild bitterness with a mild malt sweetness, plums, and a spicy finish. Off-dry with a medium/light body and carbonation. Quite drinkable. An interesting offering from Dragonmead that I enjoyed a lot. I'd definitely have this again.

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kitastrophe
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of webmanspidey
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew pub. There is is classified as a "Norwegian Spiced Ale", something I had never heard of before and needed to try.

Pours a dark cloudy black with a foamy head. Smell and taste were a combination of many strange sweet spices including cloves and nutmeg. The spices faded fairly quickly however and the finish was light and clean. After the initial awkwardness wore off this was pretty drinkable.

Photo of hopdog
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of lots of spices - nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Some cinnamon as well. Tastes of the same spices. This one was all about the spices which drowned out anything else.

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am a fan of Scandanavian style beers, a good variation onthe Belgians spiced and dark. This was brown with some lace. Like a barleywine and old ale. Didn't get that much of spice, but there is clove and ginger and cardommon thrown together. Enjoyed at the brewpub. Carbonation and mouthfeel they got right.

Photo of JakeForest
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Reneejane
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I've got really mixed feelings about this beer! It poured ebony black. With a thin white head that dissipated. The aroma was of black licorice. This is followed by a very powerful licorice flavor. (I'm not a fan of black licorice). I felt it needed quite a bit more maltiness, more roastiness. Perhaps, my problem is that the black color made me expect more roasted flavor? It finished pretty clean leaving maybe a note of coriander. I wasn't a fan.

Dragonmead Jul Ø1 from Dragonmead Microbrewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.