Two Dragons | Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
New York, United States
empirebrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This innovative and one of a kind East meets West beer is a truly unique experience. Combining American craft brewing techniques with the history and precision of the Jing Wei Fu Tea producers (Southern Shaanxi in China), we've created a beer like no other. Nugget hops and our house ale yeast start this beer off with fruity aroma. The flavors are then a blend of subtle malt and a full earthy tea flavor with a dry finish.

BEER STATS
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#40,293
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of entenduintransit
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of herbal tea and dough-like malt are present in the nose.
T: I agree with one of the other reviewers—this tastes more like a kombucha than a beer. You may consider this to be an acquired taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tastes more like kombucha than beer so it might not be everyone's cup of tea (no pun intended).

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of LXIXME
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a golden, slight copper color with a white head with good retention
S-wheat, earthy, almost dusty aroma
T-sweet malt, followed by earthy flavor, hops providing nice balance but not lending much to the flavor
M-medium-light bodied with a good amount of carbonation
O-solid beer, not sure I would pin point the tea if I didn't know it was in there.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light on the palate yet strong on the finish. The tea flavors balance this one out and play nicely with the malt.

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Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lovindahops
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nick35712
4.07/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Act25
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to be 7th reviewer of this fine Kombucha inspired/ infused beer.
Loving Empire Brewing, East meets West, Kombucha, and all things fermented... I love this original beer.

a) Looks a real beer, a completely hazed, copper yellow body with a short head, but scant retention or lace.
s) Delicious authentic cross between kombucha and a sour beer. Fermented tea dominant sour, earthy, musty with hints of fruit, yeast, flowers. fecund and pleasant, subtle.
t) Follows smell with sweet malt, simmered by earthy, yeasty, and musty flavors, sour as in classic sour beer, hops providing nice balance that land the beer balanced and refreshing. Good session and summer beer. Perfect with all Chinese, Japanese, raw, and acidic (eg tomatoes/salad) food.
f) medium-light bodied with low carbonation and a clean fresh finish.
o) One of my favorite new beers. Original. Try 24.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops, bready malt and some fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. There is pleasant sourness as well. Finish is long and sour. Interesting brew.

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Photo of rjr8
1.95/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My experience seems very different from some of the other reviewers, perhaps this is due to the age of the beer... which all I can tell from the partially worn away date is 2016... drink by or bottle on ????? I don't know. More floaties than carbonation, look almost gelatinous... no head or lacing. Bready, malty aroma. Tastes somewhat hefeweizen-ish. Under carbed - perhaps from age, but the biggest fault... so much would be nicer if this were bubbly and lighter.

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

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Two Dragons from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 39 ratings