Dragon Heart | Robert Cain & Company Limited

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Dragon HeartDragon Heart

Brewed by:
Robert Cain & Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-08-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by chickencoop:
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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this at a beer convention in Vegas, not sure if they are over here for sale now. Pretty good brown ale, a little more carbanation than I was expecting, but a nice malty sweet brown ale, with a little fruity twang on the finish. Overall, I like these guys visually, and the beer is pretty good, i'd have another if I could find one.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Surprised to find this is the first review I've done on a Cains beer since I joined this site.

Brown 500ml bottle, best before Apr 2008, drank March 2007. Neck label tells me it is the official beer of, 08 Liverpool European Capital of Culture.

Poured into a Gordon's thistle glass (twice).

A dark ruby red, sparkling. clear looking body, with a small light brown head, which sadly disappeared far to quickly, to leave next to nothing worth calling a head.

Burnt caramel and malted barley aroma, but nothing special.

For a 5.0% brown the flavours just weren't there, fizzy Newcastle Brown taste is the best I can come up with. The rear label states it has a fruity and complex character, I couldn't detect that at all.

Fairly dry aftertaste, but with a metalic feel to it.

As the beer warmed a little (in the second pour), I started to enjoy the beer more, but it is still a long way from a really good brown ale in my opinion.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Sigmund
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 5%. Fairly dark brown colour, big beige head. Nice aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel and dark fruits. The flavour is malty with notes of brown bread and caramel. Some fruity hints too, low bitterness but not completely void of hops. A decent enough brown ale.

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Photo of wl0307
2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown bottle, filtered. BB NOV 07, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. The label says: "This strong brown ale is brewed to a 19th century recipe and fermented in traditional open vats".

A: dark brown in colour, coming with a puffy light brown head full of large air cells, slowly disappearing leaving traces of uneven lacing along the way; moderate in fizziness for a filtered bottled ale.
S: slightly ashy and metallic note, sweet brown malts with plenty of brown sugary and syrupy notes, raisins and plums' sour-sweet fruitiness, plus a touch of lemon. Simplistic.
T: a burned brown-sugary flavour (as of a dark mild) prevails upfront, very thin in body and rather watery on the palate... gradually a pleasant flow of roast nuttiness mixed with bitter-sweet black tea, aromatic Chinese black-herb jelly, and an earthy touch of leafy hops develops, until the whole flavour disintegrates without bothering to say goodbye.
M&D: rather thin-bodied and lightly spritzy on the texture, this beer tastes a bit too thin to be nice, IMO. The unbalanced flavour profile is salvaged by a belated entry of hop bitterness, which lends some depth to this otherwise boring dark mild. I've got to try the draught version to see if it deserved a higher score than this bottle.

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Dragon Heart from Robert Cain & Company Limited
3.47 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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