Dragon Lady

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Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #134
Ranked #29,313
3.01 | pDev: 21.26%
Mar 27, 2022
Aug 04, 2013
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Photo of puck1225
2.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by puck1225 from Texas

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
1 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Sep 14, 2021
Photo of Weisenbeer
2.44/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

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
3.48 by WDWAoT from Arizona on Jan 04, 2021
Photo of DurbanGerban
2.06/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5
by DurbanGerban from Oregon

I am getting really strong shoyu/soy-sauce notes? Didn’t even finish.

Feb 16, 2019
2.92 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 23, 2018
Photo of Raebae
2.27/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
by Raebae from Illinois

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
2.77 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Dec 28, 2017
Photo of stegmakk
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by stegmakk from New York

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
3.53 by pstam87 from Illinois on Aug 14, 2017
Photo of beerlust
3.94/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beerlust from Indiana

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
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.65/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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
1.88 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Feb 07, 2017
Photo of q33jeff
1.65/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey

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
Photo of Suds
2.83/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Suds from Missouri

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
2.47 by atlandy from Georgia on Nov 13, 2016
3.39 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Sep 26, 2016
Photo of GoBearsWalter34
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

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
3.73 by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri on Sep 17, 2016
2.85 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Aug 30, 2016
Photo of Spikester
3.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Spikester from Oregon

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
Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tone from Missouri

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
2.55 by zaraspook from Illinois on May 15, 2016
Photo of neenerzig
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by neenerzig from Ohio

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
2.34 by scratch69 from Missouri on Apr 24, 2016
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Apr 24, 2016
3.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 07, 2016
Photo of metter98
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by metter98 from New York

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
3.01 by mychalg9 from Illinois on Feb 04, 2016
3.75 by tedvr from Ohio on Dec 27, 2015
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

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
3.77 by HabaJohn from Illinois on Nov 26, 2015
3.5 by aussiebeer from Illinois on Sep 08, 2015
Photo of Falcone
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Falcone from North Carolina

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
Photo of ordybill
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ordybill from Georgia

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
3.59 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2015
Photo of LennyBound
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by LennyBound from Illinois

Not a very good dopple bock, but the high ABV still gets the job done.

Apr 19, 2015
Photo of barczar
3.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by barczar from Kentucky

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
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Enjoyed from the bottle, this strong doppelbock pours a bright peach colored amber with a thin white head that quickly disappears to a thin white ring and light spotty lacing. Nose of apples, pears, peaches, sweet light malts, light bread, and heavy booze. Flavors follow the nose with sweet malts to the front and sides following a light peach brandy and crisp apple flavor followed by an abundance of strong alcohol flavors heavy with light grain on the aftertaste. Robust carbonation makes for a lively mouth feel for this strong sipper. As a doppelbock it is a decent strong blond doppel, as a standard doppel it misses the mark. While I like it the label should be a strong blonde doppel, ESPECIALLY with the buxom blond on the label.

Jan 02, 2015
Photo of nmann08
2.72/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by nmann08 from Virginia

From a bottle, pours a hazy orange light brown color with a average looking amount of head.

The nose is malty, banana, barnyard straw, a little cereal grains and it reeks of booze. It smells super hot. The flavor is unbelievably sweet with lots of alcohol present. Flavors of bananas, candied sugar, a little fruit, pears.

This is a booze cruise in a bottle. Not terrible, but woah, sit back and don't drive.

Dec 22, 2014
Dragon Lady from Rinkuškiai
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