Dragons Breath Real Ale | The Kingston Brewing Company

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Dragons Breath Real AleDragons Breath Real Ale

Brewed by:
The Kingston Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Shiloh on 03-08-2003

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Gotti311:
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-cask at the KBP.

Medium amber, with a nitro-tap settling effect. Creamy head, thick sheets of lacing. Looks pretty good.

Nose is...strange. Slightly malty and with a bit of sourness, but undercut by this strange, chemical/bacterial odor. Something ain't right in the lines...

Tastes pretty good actually. Malty and with a strong, puckery sour apple flavour. Perhaps some grape or prune as well. A bit of spice to the finish. Not bad actually, if you can get past the smell.

Creamy, oily mouthfeel, but a bit too watery for my liking. Typical caskpump carbonation.

Worth a try, but to get a real following it needs work. Still, for a homebrew it ain't bad.

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Photo of Sammy
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

They call it an ESB . A nice brownish tinge with a head and a process of lace, however near watery with mellow bitterness and metallic taste, and significant malt in the finish. Its drinkable, but for hops and bitterness, try the pale on tap. 6% alcohol not detectable, even after a wholesome amount.

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Photo of StormAles
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Antilochus
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hand-pumped pint from a cask at KBC. Creamy, off-white head, with ochre body. Aromas are roasted malt, orange peel, coffee, and burnt sugar. Floral bouquet. Medium body, with low carbonation. Taste was prunes and other dark fruits, roasted malt, with an acetic finish. Very drinkable. Overall not worth the walk but a fine brew nonetheless.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like this Ale a few small quirks but Cask conditioned around these parts that seems to be a rarity. It is a great beer to just sit out in one of the pubs outdoor areas and enjoy.

Appearance- A red brown copperish body with an amber base.

Smell- I could not really get a good sniff of anything. I could just get little wiffs of sweetness and this may sound strange but it kind of smelt like soap.

Taste- Very sweet and malty. There are some little tastes of raisins and a little medicine like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel. It is very silky to the point that it is almost oily.

Drinkability- It has a bit of carbonation but it is sooth carbonation not fizzy soda like carbonation.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I did not find this member of the Dragon Breath family as good as the Pale Ale. The colour of this brew was a deep amber and the crown was limited. The body was full and the aroma a little yeasty. Definetly a malt beverage, lots of sweetness to go around...

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Photo of mrmanning
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cask- Deep hazy amber/brown with a creamy head with good longevity. No real lace though. The aromas aren't really all that in your face, but they show muted malts, leafy greens, with fruit and a sort of dank room quality. The taste brings forth earthy, faint caramel malts with some bread crust and lends to almost sour apples and iced tea. Creamy, slightly sweet finish. Strange offering really, but enjoyable enough that I had a full pint.

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Photo of Brody1714
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soju6
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Served a dark amber color with a creamy head that faded very slowly to good lacing.

S: Malt & coffee aroma with fresh grain & fruit mixed in.

T: Slightly sweet with roasted malt and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, creamy smooth, well balanced. The 6% ABV is well hidden.

D: Great cask ale, very satisfying.

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Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of eberesford
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cask Conditioned: pours a rich creamy head with good lacing over a reddish body. Aroma - bready sweetness, slightly yeasty. Flavour more fruity sweetness with good clean bitterness.

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Photo of MattPS
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Jaisell
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lauries444
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGuapo
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An amber brew with a big frothy cask head that stands a height of an inch until the brew is finished. Malty aroma with bits of fruit and some floral hops hit the nose. Absolutely crystal clear even though it is unfiltered.

It is extremely smooth and rich, silky. Sweet malts lead the way, accompanied by some darker and roasty malts. Hops are a bit grassy and balance very well. This is a wonderful cask ale, and I will venture back to get some more.

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Photo of TerryW
2.56/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear copper colour with moderate head and lace.

Had a soapy, chemical smell which was not too appetizing.

Fruity, slightly sour to taste, came across as odd somehow. Slightly puckering finish. Thin-bodied overall.

Looks like my glass was not as tasty as some of the others ...

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Dragons Breath Real Ale from The Kingston Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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