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Burdisson's Dwarven Ale - Fantasy Brewmasters

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Burdisson's Dwarven AleBurdisson's Dwarven Ale

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 02-08-2011)
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sajaffe1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-13-2014 22:42:46 | More by sajaffe1
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich, dark brown with just a little light getting through at the edges. A big, fluffy, tan head subsides to a rocky film, fairly thick at the edges, leaving some decent lacing behind.
Smell is sweet, chocolate milk, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel. Very well balanced with a welcome complexity. Reminiscent of an oatmeal stout - which I love - in some aspects but still an English brown.
Taste is roasted malt with an unexpected tartness, almost vinegary (albeit subtly) in nature, some dark chocolate and nothing else. A bit of a letdown after that wonderful nose. Here it reminds me of a sour, another favorite style of mine. But odd.
Watery, lightish body, lightly effervesced. Not bitter, this brew is a bit all over the map. Sweet in nose, sour in taste, with roast malt throughout. A bit hard to put your finger on. Overall a good beer but it would be better if the nose and mouth got something similar, not such wildly divergent experiences.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 00:19:42 | More by PorterLambic
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-09-2014 22:57:36 | More by Mitchster
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Cervezaconcalor

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

02-13-2014 04:21:29 | More by Cervezaconcalor
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

12-25-2013 03:23:03 | More by BESTIALEX
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Kerne

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-10-2013 15:48:28 | More by Kerne
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Bonis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-29-2013 05:01:38 | More by Bonis
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-22-2013 01:59:17 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-29-2013 18:15:15 | More by mlhyatt
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bluetrevian

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

06-15-2013 18:48:25 | More by bluetrevian
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bcuz7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-12-2013 00:23:20 | More by bcuz7
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backphish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2013 00:59:24 | More by backphish
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tjsmith910

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-22-2013 21:14:04 | More by tjsmith910
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-04-2013 17:45:26 | More by kylehay2004
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-29-2013 01:19:12 | More by Gatordaddy
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Trevormcraig

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-12-2013 01:53:29 | More by Trevormcraig
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runner0916

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-16-2013 03:46:07 | More by runner0916
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Bucciamarcia

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-09-2013 04:21:38 | More by Bucciamarcia
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Orlando, FL a few months ago.

Chilled bottle into a stemmed tulip pint. No visible bottling date.

Look- Pours a rich deep brown, near opaque. Three fingers of frothy beige head that sticks around for quite a while, very nice lacing. By the look of the bottom of the bottle, this one was bottle-conditioned, but I don't see any mention of it on the bottle.

Smell- Wow. Pretty nice, better than expected for a pseudo-gimmicky brew. Fairly sweet, led by toffee and vanilla but also touches of dark roast coffee, baker's chocolate, and toasted brown bread.

Taste- Quite similar to the nose, black coffee and treacle lead the way with a stronger feel of biscuit and nutty malts. Something of an old ale twang mixes it up with a hint of astringency from the char flavor. As it warms, the toasted brown bread flavor becomes stronger and the coffee pulls all the way through the finish, rather than making way for nuttier flavors.

Mouthfeel- Much lighter than expected, and in a welcome way. Medium body, medium carbonation, light feel for the style. Above average drinkability, I could have a few.

Overall- Pretty nice, and I wasn't really expecting too much. Very nice balance between rich flavor and quaffabilty. I also get the impression that this is a blended beer with some portion of old ale a la Guiness, which lightens it a bit and adds a bit of flair. I don't recall what I paid for it, but I'd certainly revisit it if I spotted it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 04:17:00 | More by Lawl3ss
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shand

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewed at Butternuts.

Burdisson's Dwarven Ale is a surprisingly interesting beer. I'm not 100% certain it's supposed to be this interesting... I just had to buy it when I saw it because I'm a huge nerd and the D&D theming really appealed to me. It pours out a hazy brown with tons of floaties. The aroma is full of coffee and chocolate malt and ... is that just a little hint of a sour twang? The taste confirms the suspicions from the nose, with a nice coffee and chocolate malt going on with a very lightly sour finish that works well enough with the coffee to where it's hard to tell if it's an infection or intentional. The mouthfeel is light for the style, but it works with the light sourness, and the drinkability is actually very good. I'm not sure if this is an accident gone right or the brewer's intended flavor, but I rather like Burdisson's Dwarven Ale. The hint of sourness makes it taste just a bit rustic, suiting the beer's theme.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 01:23:24 | More by shand
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Scott_at_Beer_Frog


4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

12-29-2012 14:47:45 | More by Scott_at_Beer_Frog
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FGCUkyleOz

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark amber brown, Roasted nut brown. Formidable creamy off white head. Minor lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malt, nutty, earthy, minor diacetyl

Taste: Big roasted malt taste up front that gives way to the strong embrace of chocolate and nut. Sweet and bold this beer's flavor awakens
images of dark musty taverns crowded with to the brim with Dwarves coming home from a hard, gritty day in the mines. Ends with a dry but
still sweet finish and just a tiny twang of sour that asks to be quenched with another sip.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel for such a bold brew. This lends considerable credit to the idea of this being a celebrated tavern standard
in the lore.

Overall: This novelty beer could have been mediocre and the target audience still would have eaten it up. Fortunately this is far from
the case; this beer is worth every penny. From first whiff to the last drop Burdisson's Dwarven Ale meets or exceeds all expectations. The
light mouthfeel makes this beer very drinkable but does not detract from the fantastic full bodied flavor. This Dwarven ale's fanciful
lore, packaging, and true-to-character flavor make this a beer that would not be out of place at your next D&D session.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 22:29:26 | More by FGCUkyleOz
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Picked up at The House of Brews, Jensen Beach.

A – Poured out a creamy brown with about a finger of tan head that settled down with decent retention. Fair amount of carbonation evident in glass.

S – Caramel and vanilla first up with a bit of toffee. Nice pleasant smell.

T – Like the aroma this one starts out with a fair bit of caramel malt. Lightly sweet. Has touches of vanilla and toffee. This one follows the smell closely all through. Finishes off with just a touch of alcohol on the palate.

M – Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Has an active feel in the mouth.

O – This is a nice all around brew. I enjoyed the aroma and the tastes followed right behind. Nice drinker. I could have a few of these. Well worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 00:30:40 | More by GallowsThief
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the World Beer Fest' in Naples yesterday. Served chilled into sample glass.

Pours a lovely rich, deep brown with half inch tan head that slowly receeds.

Aromas of toffee, biscuits with some hints of nuts and coffee.

Flavor follows through from the aroma. Nutty and malty but not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Not overly heavy for such a flavorful beer.

Overall a very impressive freshmen effort from this brewery. Easily one of my favorites from the festival. Can't wait to get ahold of a six pack and try under less hectic setting.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 17:34:57 | More by srhoadsy
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2012 03:46:22 | More by EigenBeer
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Burdisson's Dwarven Ale from Fantasy Brewmasters
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