Dragonhosen | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BEER INFO

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Rayek on 09-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
199
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.62%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Comes out of the bottle a clear, bubbly chestnut with a fairly thick and fluffy buff head. Malty aroma has a firm fruity note and a hint of hops. Flavor hangs hints of hops, honey and caramel on a malty/fruity core. Texture has average thickness, not much fizz. Tame this dragon!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz pint at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado.

This beer appears a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with one finger of loosely foamy, fizzy off-white head, which leaves some sparse, spidery lace around the glass as things quickly dissolve.

It smells of bready, crackery Vienna malt, a bit of dry lemon, and earthy, grassy hops. The taste is much sweeter, the malt gaining a Christmas cake quality, with some sugary fruitiness, earthy, leafy hops, and a mild warming alcohol.

The bubbles are quite soft and innocuous, the body a decent medium weight, and actually quite smooth. It finishes semi-sweet, biscuity in its malt, and a tad, just a tad, boozy.

A very pleasant amped up Oktoberfest, all components getting a fair shake, with the 18-proof booze behaving itself quite admirably. A nice accompaniment to the Beer Diaries' Colorado premiere.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Rich Munich malt nose, spicy with some kettle carmelization.
Some earthiness and spiciness on the nose from the noble German hops.
Pours brilliant copper amber under a fluffy 3” off-white foam cap with a slight orange tint. Palate: spicy malt, some kettle sugars, with a bitter hop accent on the finish. Very light sweetness, the malt flavors are restrained.
Creamy, chewy body with medium low carbonation.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz bottle. Nice label.
Deep clear amber with a fine durable head.
Exceptional clarity.

O: With its high abv this "Imperial Oktoberfest" drinks like a dopplebock.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark Amber almost brown color, clear. Light one finger head, decent lacing. Nice malty aroma, and a touch of alcohol and sweet caramel and vanilla. The flavor was very sweet and malty, but missing some of the bitterness expected from a marzen. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy, but a bit hot from the alcohol as well. Overall, this wasn't a bad representation of a marzen, but the alcohol content kinda took something away from the beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of JMS1512
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured vigorously into a .5L Staatsbrauerei Rothhaus glass

Sight: Clear and rosy amber when held up to natural light. Head is an off-white nature and very delicate though tall. Settles down after a while to a quarter-inch foam, leaves thick lacing.

Aroma: Gentle biscuit, caramel, bread. Slight earth, slight hops. I’d use the word delicate to give an overall adjective, typical of most märzens.

Taste: Wow! The taste mimics the aroma, with just a hint of smoke. Though the abv clocks in at 9%, the booze is well-masked; easier to detect as it warms up. Drinks like something half its size.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with small but never-ending bubbles. It provides a pleasant coating on the tongue and goes down smoothly.

Overall: Fantastic steroid version of the traditional märzen.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of cclark67789
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of brother_rebus
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Psberrier
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of McMatt7
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of socon67
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper with 3 fingers of tan head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Pears & toastyness & breadyness

T: Pears, brown bread, a little toastyness, dryness as well. Herbal hop bitterness as this warms, dryness, toastyness, even a little green apple & ever so slight boozeyness. Finishes dry with some apple peel & pear

MF: Medium bodied, fairly delicate carbonation, nice balance

ABV is well hidden, good, but it's no Kaiser, but I might get this again if on tap or limited beer selection is in play

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meno19
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Dragonhosen from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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