Dragon Lady

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3.02 | pDev: 21.19%
Mar 05, 2023
Aug 04, 2013
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Rated: 3.09 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.07/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
The beer has a hazy-honey glow (SRM 4-6). After a very brief, fine, half-inch of foam flashes into non-existence, only an incomplete veil of white fog is left above the beer.

Boozy orchard fruit radiates from within a Spieglau Pilsner glass. Floral notes and honey follow, revealing no hops and no toast. A slight warmth brings out an acrid, chemical smell.

The flavor is sweet with astringent bitterness. Herbal notes include possibly thyme and rosemary. There is apple juice mixed with toasted malt. The finish is long, mild and sweet, and also becomes astringent as it lingers. Booziness carries front to back.

A medium body and smooth texture. This bottle is labeled as 8.2% alcohol, which seems about right with slight warmth. There is a light, acidic sharpness in the throat and carbonation is fine.

Despite the aroma, this beer does improve about a quarter of the way through. Still, the chemical presence is unwelcome. This was an unfortunate choice, even though it was fun to have a beer from Lithuania.
Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.89/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Bought this beer at a bottle shop in Cincinnati. This beer is a bit disappointing. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Golden brown color with a decent initial head that dissipates quickly and decent lacing. Smell is like an adjunct lager, corny and floral. Taste has some hint of caramel and is slightly boozy. Feel is watery. Not a repeater.
Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 1 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Sep 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

2.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Cheesy label, check...high ABV, check ... A style of beer I enjoy, check .... Flat, check ... Boozy taste, check ... Me wondering the actual cost to make this given the distance it had the travel to get to my bottle shop and the silly low price, check .... Conclusion: need to remind myself to stop falling for sexy / cheesy labels
Mar 13, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by WDWAoT from Arizona

Jan 04, 2021
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Rated by DurbanGerban from Oregon

2.06/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5
I am getting really strong shoyu/soy-sauce notes? Didn’t even finish.
Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 2.92 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Raebae from Illinois

2.27/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
This doppelbock pours a chestnut color, very little head, and no lacing. This beer has a very malty smell but the taste hints of caramel and malt. This doppel is better than most from this maker but honestly that isn’t a very high standard. This is another doppel that announces in bold numbers it’s percentile being 9.70. It’s a cheap strong beer which is its main attraction, at a cost of $2 dollars it’s cheap but if you want cheap strong Eastern European beers your better off going with a zhiguly.
May 27, 2018
Rated: 2.77 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by stegmakk from New York

3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured lighted than expected (light coppery with off-white head that disappeared almost immediately.
Smelled Malty light caramel. A softer doppelbock than the one I just had.
Taste...decent flavor just not very pronounced. Like a weak doppelbock. Couldn't put my finger on the aftertaste. Maybe a bit of citrus or fruit? Not really what I expect for a doppelbock.
If given again for free...yes I'd drink it and smile. Would I go out of my way for this one...nope.
Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by pstam87 from Illinois

Aug 14, 2017
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Reviewed by beerlust from Indiana

3.94/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a really good Doppelbock, one of the better ones ive found. Drinks much easier than it's high alcohol claims, smooth enough to try to drink more than 1 (16.9 oz bottle). I don't know anything about this brewery, but I'm going to look for some in the future.
Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the slightly warm bottle, it pours amber with a modest head, diminishing to a thin layer and leaving some lacing. Caramel malt and alcohol in the nose. The mouth gets an ever so slightly sweet malty taste with some alcohol.
Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 1.88 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Feb 07, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

1.65/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Appearance: copper color, white head.
Aroma : brown sugar, caramel
Taste: malty, yeasty, Wang, apricot, sweet and sour chicken.
feel: Light carbonation.
Not very good, but the girl on the bottle is hot.
Dec 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
This beer is an amber, completely clear brew. No head. The aroma is faint...a bit of malt and booze. The taste is sweet...caramel, malt, ripe fruit. Not balanced at all...it is a sweetness bomb. Lots of cloying and not much bitterness. Not a typical dopplebock layered maltiness...instead, it is like a sweet malt liquor. Not really bad, but neither complex nor interesting.
Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 2.47 by atlandy from Georgia

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Sep 26, 2016
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a brilliant, dark orange with a very thin, white head. Good amount of combination.
A nice, big malty smell with a hint of vanilla. Some dark fruit.
Taste follows the nose. The malt and dark fruit is most prevalent. Slight medicine taste lingering does detract.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth, body is medium to heavy.
A little better than most make this out to be.
Sep 20, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

3.62/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden orange with one skinny finger of cream color head. Head lasts about five minutes leaving a skim coat and a few splotches of lace.
Smell is of toasted grain.
Taste is toasted grain with a touch of brown sugar. Maybe a dash of herbal grassy hops in the end.
Mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation. Finish is wet and bitter/sweet.
Overall it is a more refined version of American High Gravity Malt Liquor. I recommend having a taste of cool water between sips. This beer hides the alcohol pretty well so take it easy!
Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.49/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, strong pale malt, strong adjunct, yeas,t and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, yeast, pale malt, slight adjunct, hint of metallic, and a hint of dark citrus. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma and body, but hurt by adjunct.
May 25, 2016
Rated: 2.55 by zaraspook from Illinois

May 15, 2016
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked this up on a whim a week ago at a local beverage store. The price of $2.69 before tax for a 9.7% imported beer along with the cool artwork on the label both factored heavily in my decision to buy this. Poured into one of my mugs out of the 16.9 oz bottle, this beer pours a mainly clear, slightly cloudy/hazy medium copper color with a white head that's half an inch thick when first poured that settles to a fairly thick ring of foam lining the inside of the glass. Barely any trace of lacing at all to speak of. Has an aroma of caramel malt sweetness, some dark fruit such as plums and raisins, and a hint of toffee I think. Has a nice caramel malt sweet flavor that's followed by a hint of spice and the aforementioned fruit notes of plums and raisins. Not really any discernible hop presence. The flavor profile overall really isn't bad, it is rather quite enjoyable actually. While the sweetness is certainly the main/dominating aspect here, it isn't ridiculously over the top either. It is just that this drinks more like a lot of Belgian ales I've had much more so than most if not all other Doppelbocks I've had. Tastewise, the flavor profile seems incorrect for this style of beer. If I had no idea what I was drinking I'd probably think this was a Belgian Ale. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, yet also somewhat smooth and frothy, fairly full bodied mouthfeel with fairly heavy carbonation. Worth a try and a good value for the price, just not quite what a Doppelbock is supposed to be.

May 08, 2016
Rated: 2.34 by scratch69 from Missouri

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 07, 2016
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles on the surface and thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with hints of alcohol.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of caramel malts and hints of fruity yeast. Some alcohol starts to creep in towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer seems to be a little light for a doppelbock, but it doesn't have any "off" flavors and hides a good portion of its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle
Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 3.01 by mychalg9 from Illinois

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by tedvr from Ohio

Dec 27, 2015
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Reviewed by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Perfectly clear orange body, pale head dissipates. Boozy nose, raisin and grain, dust. Flavor is also boozy, grainy woody malt, raisin, black tea, cardboard, unpleasantly long finish. Slightly sticky, light body, muted carbonation.
Pretty gross, and nothing close to a doppelbock, but not undrinkable. Artwork helps move it down the throat during DnD/LotR marathon night.
Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by HabaJohn from Illinois

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Sep 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Falcone from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Awesome label artwork. Pretty much the only reason I bought it. Was inexpensive as well.

The pour immediately has me concerned. Rather than the dark brown color of most doppelbocks this pours a hazy dark orange. My guess is this might be more of a maibock than a doppelbock. Very little head with very weak retention. Within a minute there is no head whatsoever not even a thin wisp. Zero lacing. Yikes.

Smell is sweet booze and some nuttiness. Not good.

Taste isn't surprising. Tons of booze; very hot not just on the finish but all the way through. Some nuttiness and fruitiness which barely makes its presence known in the face of the overwhelming alcohol. Little to no malt or hop character. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.

It'll get ya drunk. I'll be keeping the bottle as well so I can't totally hate it. But damn this is some rough stuff.
Jul 14, 2015
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
Aroma- An OK smell of grain, malt and alcohol
Appearance- Pours a clear garnet color with a small white head.
Taste- Not a bad taste but the creamy texture doesn't go with the flavor
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with medium carbonation and a creamy texture.
Overall- An average beer, The Frazetta inspired artwork on the label is pretty cool
Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2015
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Rated by LennyBound from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Not a very good dopple bock, but the high ABV still gets the job done.
Apr 19, 2015
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
13 vintage.

Caramelly aroma, with notes of toffee and dates. There's a metallic character.

Flavor is sweet and tea-like, with a bitter finish. Not much malt character, at all. Like sugar water.
Mar 23, 2015
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