Double Dragon | Felinfoel Brewery Co.

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Brewed by:
Felinfoel Brewery Co.
Wales, United Kingdom
felinfoel-brewery.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Dragon has an ABV of 4.2%. It is a full drinking, premium Welsh Ale, which is malty and subtly hopped. Double Dragon has a rich colour and smooth balanced character. This deep copper red ale has a tangy red fruit flavour with nutty, toffee overtones.

Added by Realale on 12-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
20.3%
 
 
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Photo of vinicole
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper/amber. Thin head.
English hops and malt apparent in the aroma.
There is little to excite the palate. Slight fruit, nut and toffee.
Too light and too carbonated for the style.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle into straight pint glass.

L) Clear, red-tinged medium to light brown. Thin film. A few bubbles rising.

S) An apple-toffee odour, quite light.

T) Odd fruity-malt flavour, light bitterness. Unusual, not unpleasant.

F) Easy drinking, light bitterness and no aftertastes.

O) Not keen on this one.

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Photo of Stevethebeerman
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.07/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bottled and part of the Aldi beer festival
Light brown body with spotty white head
Wholemeal toast aroma
Flavour is malt vinegar and a whole lot of water
Tastes and feels like slightly carbonated dishwater

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Photo of Daniel_k_morgan
4.79/5  rDev +43%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of JDEdwards21
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of TheMirrorOwl
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darn fine bitter!

Appearance: Dark full amber, thick white head, not much lacing. Almost no appreciable carbonation, as should be.

Smell: Biscuit, toasty, delicate flowery hops, modest ripe fruit sub-tones, hint of a slight metallic note I get from some bitters.

Taste: Toasty and nutty, sweet bready malts, delicate tinny bite of hops, nice dry citrus/pineapple spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light but notably creamy. Clean, and the creaminess lends substantiality despite the lighter body profile.

Drinkability/Overall: An extremely nice all-occasion ale. I drank these for hours many nights in a row, sitting in the pub talking, or after a long walk on the windy coast. While this ale (and bitters generally) aren't blow-your-socks-off with anything particularly, this is a great example of the pristine balance you come to expect from the style. If you get the chance, definitely try this tasty and storied Welsh ale.

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Photo of Dave1999
2.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich red colour with no head.

The smell is sweet, pretty weak.

The taste is sweet, caramel and a bit watery.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodies with medium carbonation.

Overall a very mediocre beer, not terrible but won't buy again.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of kvnstfrd
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bigred9080
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.29/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 275ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Picked up from Morrisons a while back as part of a seasonal 4-pack. Described on the label as a medal-winning premium ale and the national drink of Wales. I like the celtic-themed dragon image on the front.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A coppery-amber colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that lasts for a moment or two before subsiding. Aroma of mild caramel malt with hints of grain, biscuits and faint stewed leaves. A stale, almost oxidised cardboard note lurks in the background - not good.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of subtle biscuity grain and stewed leaves, accompanied by a stale cardboard hint that dominates the flavour. A mild, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but insubstantial and overly astringent. Aftertaste of dry, stale malt and stewed leaves.

Pretty crappy beer. The taste is unpleasant, and would be dull even without the obvious flaws. Boring malt with little hop presence, while the staleness is vile. All said, this is rubbish - not worthy to be anyone's national drink. There must be better beer in Wales?! Other reviews seem to suggest that the cask version is a big improvement, so I might revisit it if I have the chance. Based on this experience, however, I would recommend avoiding it completely.

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Photo of SquidProQuo
1.93/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I bought a bottle of Double Dragon at a Welsh themed pub in Wellington, NZ. Forget the name of the pub but that famous Welsh song "Let's do the Time Warp Again" was playing as I walked in.

Besides being, at that time, the most expensive beer I ever bought, it was extremely underwhelming. In fact, with little head and little taste, I could have been excused for thinking it was dishwater. Perhaps that's what the Welsh drink.

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Photo of OldTime
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from cask into a pint glass in a pub in Cardiff.

Pours with a nice creamy head, a medium dark amber colour, great lacing.

Smells of not much, faintly hoppy and malty.

Tastes lovely and smooth, a nice balance between malts (at first) and hops (great crisp on the finish).

Overall a lovely beer, refreshing and quaffable.

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Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of sim0n17
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of kojevergas
1.7/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served from a cask into an English glass mug in Cardiff. Cost was 3.05 GBP. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of soft cream, good thickness, and average retention. Colour is a transparent dark copper-amber colour.

Sm: Cream, lovely slight ester hops I can't identify, and light amber hops. Pretty light in strength.

T: Watery, with cream on the open. Flat barley forms the pathetic foundation. It's simple garbage, a casualty of CAMRA's blind support of cask ale. This is proof they're wrong.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and watery. Undercarbonated. Again, a victim of casking.

Dr: Might be better on draught. As is, it's worthless shite, and expensive at that. I'd have it again out of a better serving type - even a can, but this is just crap.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.53/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a rich red-amber colour. Head is off-white and all big bubbles, hard to form any kind of crown, and lace is lacklustre, just a bit of whispy foam. Standard; not bad, not good.

Smells very malty; too sweet, really with a mass exodus of malt aroma giving milky, creamy caramel with burnt sugar, praline and a touch of artificial vanilla. Slight metallic hop note at the back isn't enough to lend this gravitas.

Taste doesn't have that sweetness. In its place is a fairly bland, dour bitterness. Largely watery, really, with a light cereal grain upfront, develops into very watery mid with whispers of grass and green tea around the edges. Bit of sweet grain pops up again late, which only serves to expose the distinct shortcomings of this beer's bittering plan. There's just nothing to this palate, a real quaff-ten-pints-with-your-mates ale of blah.

Mostly thin and watery, slight drying twist towards the back which suggests more hops than does the palate.

Can't say I expected much from this, so well done for delivering no surprises, beer. National ale of Wales? Is Wales a nation of blonde pigtailed girls who wear pink gingham frocks to work every day?

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Double Dragon from Felinfoel Brewery Co.
3.35 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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