Red Dragon | Breconshire Brewery

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Brewed by:
Breconshire Brewery
Wales, United Kingdom

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unusually red coloured beer, blending the ‘red ale traditions’ of the North East and Ireland with a hint of Welsh Flair. A selection of unusual hops provide the bite to compliment the biscuity malt characteristics of this exceptionally smooth and easy drinking beer.

Added by cypressbob on 07-16-2007

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nose very fruity without being saturated, probably due to the quality of the yeast that comes in many shades and variations. The presence of malt, probably in several types, such as seems to be something. In the mouth, the hops are typically from the United Kingdom and the bitterness in the aftertaste is a little like the English bitters. Easy to drink, a good taste with a convincing bitterness and various flavors in short, a good beer.

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Photo of mapofthedead
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Appears a deep amber in colour, slightly cloudy with a very small head that dissipated very quickly leaving a few bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S: Malty, hoppy, slightly sweet (caramel / toffee?) with hints of spiciness.

T: The hoppy bitterness remains nicely in the background and isn't unpleasantly bitter, also felt there was a little sweetness too but nothing cloying or nasty.

M: Medium body, smooth, nice to drink, very little carbonation.

D: Nice and balanced, easily drinkable!

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

day 3 of NERAX 2009

crystal clear, deep amber. bubbly, creamy head recedes to very thin ring. minimal lacing.

aroma: toasted, very caramelized malts. lots of grassy english hop, hints of diacetyl and apple esters.

taste: sweet, caramelized, toasted, and even lightly roasted malts. toffee. fruity apple, ripe pears, figs. proceeds into a grassy, mild to moderate bitterness, lingering all the way into the finish, with resinous notes. more toasty caramel again too.

light but very, very smooth. faint texture in the finish. light, mild carbonation for flavor lift.

actually, this was even better the day before.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask on April 25, 2009, at The Nags Head, Covent Gardens, London, UK:

A: The beer appeared a clear amber color with a thin head that is to be expected from cask ale, but a thin layer was present throughout.

S: Light malty aroma that was balanced nicely with the hops and a hint of something sweet and spicy.

T: The beer had a good balanced flavor to it, malt and hops and again with a hint of sweetness and spiciness to it. The beer was slightly bitter going down at the finish.

M/D: Being a cask beer, it seemed a bit under-carbonated; therefore, a medium body to it. The beer was smooth and very easy to drink, very sessionable and well balanced.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, served chilled in a Samuel Smith's pint glass

Pours with a clodudy coppery body, very little carbonation. A thin cask like head forms, light tan in colour, settles down to a thin whispy layer. Some small bubbles of lacing

Smell, rich, spicy and slightly citric hops. Some caramel and toffee, a touch of burnt sugar and molasses. Fresh garden herbs, spicy fruit. Bready malt character

Taste, crisp and well hopped. Spicy and zesty hops, a nice level of bitterness. Fairly thin body but a whack of crunchy malt in the background to hold everthing together. Some lingering yeast character on the finish

A very drinkable and sessionable beer. This brewery seems to be undercarbonating their beers in order to get a more cask like feel, and in that respect it does work. They become very drinkable because of this however are a little unchallenging on the palette. This was pretty good though, very drinkable and balanced.

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Red Dragon from Breconshire Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 5 ratings