Passionate Dragon
Bottle Logic Brewing

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #311
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,597
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 15.44%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
86
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  26
Gots
  21
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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mhksuccess from California

4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a fantastic beer
great color, smell
mouthfeel is smooth and so drinkable
i can tell this beer will age great
all i can say is will love to revisit in few years

Oct 06, 2015
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JISurfer from South Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm admittedly not a huge saison fan. This one was little too funky for me. The whole "barnyard" and/or "horse blanket" thing doesn't do it for me. This brought together those qualities I don't really care for, but with fruit and wine barrels too. It was drinkable, but I wouldn't get it again.

Jan 10, 2017
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mynie from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review 2028, the 200th of 2015. Special note: Passionate Dragon named after the sex move, invented by me, in which a bleeding mouth sore provides additional lubrication during gentleman-to-lady oral intercourse.

Pours with that weird alcoholic sheen I have been noticing on high-ABV beers and have grown quite terrified of, sort of like the chemical haze that floats half-visible atop puddles in gas station parking lots. It's a nice color from far off, though. Very little by way of head.

Smells absolutely fine. Almost faint, actually. Delicate tropical fruit, mild yeast.

Tastes much more assertive and complex than the aroma had led me to anticipate, but without getting to the mouth puckering level found in some other beers. The passionfruit takes the lead up front, followed by yeast spiciness and straberry nodes. The only noticeable remnants of the kumquats are a fruity tartness that finishes the beer off along with some chewy, lightly spicy yeast and some faint and not very pleasant ethanol nodes. Overall tasty but a little off balance.

Dec 31, 2015
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2beerdogs from California

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bruery Copperversary. Pours a hazy copped meets ruby. Slightly floral with a fruity, think cherry meets jasmine flowers. Slight yeasty funk but a balance of the fruity flavors with some malt still present. Finishes slightly slick.

May 24, 2015
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w5baron from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 05, 2015
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drewone from California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 17, 2015
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Very dark red with some real nice brown and ruby hues, but also incredibly crystal clear. Almost looks like a sparkling rose, with lots of champagne like carbonation. Head manages tan with a hint of pink to it also.

Exquisite aroma. Wonderful fruit tropical notes that bounce around. Exceptional mild soft funk, taffy like small sweetness. Wonderfully balanced and incredibly varied and complex, unlike any beer I've ever smelled. So much going on and easy to get purposely lost.

Palate manages a bit more surprises. Uniform and blasting fruit flavors that all take turns. With exotic fruit and tropics there's even some cherry hiding around, and it's all over the place. Mouthfeel is just a touch thin and has more of a wine vinous character. Much of the barrel notes seem to not be that full in feel as well on the palate, but the flavors are exceptional.

Total style blur, and comes out somewhere between wine and beer. It's missing a lot of oak roundness feel and is a bit thin, but it's very memorable.

Oct 25, 2015
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spycow from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 17, 2016
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billab914 from Virginia

2.31/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Sep 03, 2016
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ILikeGoodCider from New Jersey

4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had a pour at the tasting room release party. 6 oz pour from a chilled bottle into a BL tulip.

Awesome nose with cherries, papaya and a hint of that wine barrel bite in the air.

The T&M delivers the same with a great, dry white wine bite.

Seek this out. Might one of my favorite releases of the year for SoCal.

Oct 24, 2015
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2016
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wethorseblanket from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Nov 10, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle. Deep orange and clear body. Smells herbal, floral, and lightly acidic. Tastes all over the place. Passion fruit tartness. Rosemary. Herbal here as well. I thought I'd like the wine flavor more, but it's a little messy. Light and lightly tart. I don't really dislike it, but it's a mess of a beer.

Jan 19, 2016
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benzalman from California

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kind of a mess of a beer.

Feb 22, 2016
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RolandBlunts from California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 04, 2016
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Rollzroyce21 from California

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 6oz. poured into snifter off tap at tasting room (Anaheim, CA) on 2-Oct-15

Juicy apples and tart strawberries, hints of passion fruit and kumquat, and some floral notes. The taste was much better than the nose. Dry white wine in the second half. Very unique saison that might very well justify the hefty price tag. I'm impressed.

Oct 05, 2015
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mikepcarney from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 25, 2015
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siege06nd from Virginia

3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sep 03, 2016
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riotontheroad from California

3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 26, 2015
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Gobzilla from California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 12, 2015
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cjohal85 from California

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle Logic passionate Dragon what an Excellent sour, but still needs some time to be even more mind-blowing! The mouthfeel was so refreshing and not overly tart. Great amount of balance to the beer. So refreshing doesn't feel like a sour more like drinking wine but I really enjoyed it.

Sep 30, 2015
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scottiethebody from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 26, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Apr 08, 2016
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crob3888 from California

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear ruby hue, almost like a dark rosé wine. Smell and taste are hugely complex, blending tropical fruits like passion fruit and dragon fruit with hints of watermelon, apricot, peach, cherry, raspberry, and hints of both wine barrels are present as well. Slightly tart with hints of French oak. Mouthfeel is decent, sticky and juicy. Like biting right into a foreign tropical fruit. Overall definitely a wild treat for the tastebuds. Fun to share with friends.

Jan 08, 2016
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 27, 2015
Passionate Dragon from Bottle Logic Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 86 ratings