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Dragonhosen | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
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204 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Late at night in the dark cellar or among the rows of towering vessels at Boulder Beer, if you listen carefully you can hear the eerie sound of the Dragonhosen. Brewed with generous amounts of Vienna and Munich malts for a rich, full-bodied malty flavor, Dragonhosen begins as a traditional Oktoberfest lager, then stealthily breathes fire with 9% alcohol by volume. Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops add balance with a mild earthy aroma and flavor with moderate bitterness. And if you find yourself at Boulder Beer, listen closely and beware...if you hear a scratching and scraping coming your way, the bite of the Dragonhosen is sure to follow.


Added by Rayek on 09-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,032
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
204
pDev:
13.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by xnicknj:
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours reddish burnt orange hue, with hints of passionate maroon. Head is nice and frothy, 1/2 finger in the snifter.

Lots of great Marzen-type malts on the nose, both slightly smoked and softly peated. Light caramel aromas.

Very scotch-y on the flavor. Lots of peat, smoke, and fall spices. It reminds me of Dirty Bastard but with lots of Marzen influence. Some light dirt on the finish.

Feel is thick and sticky, but not overly thick - more a medium-thickness. Lots of carbonation. Slight dryness on the finish.

Overall, this is pretty darn delicious. It's exceeded my expectations. I'd have it again this coming fall.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +1.4%
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 -10.3%

Photo of JMS1512
4.16/5  rDev +13%
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 +8.7%

Photo of cclark67789
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of brother_rebus
2.71/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Psberrier
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of McMatt7
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of socon67
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.1/5  rDev -15.8%

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Dragonhosen from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 204 ratings
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