Dragon Blade | Valkyrie Brewing

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Brewed by:
Valkyrie Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
valkyriebrewery.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by emerge077 on 05-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
21.52%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Lemke10:
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3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear, straw yellow color with an average white head. The aroma is weaker with hints of grain and wheat. The taste is fairly simple yet quite delicious. The texture is very appropriate for the style to make this an easy drinking brew. Leaves a lingering grain after taste.

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Photo of emerge077
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"American Retro Steamed Lager" according to their website. Delightfully bad label art that looks more like a cheap fantasy sci-fi paperback cover than a beer label. Dragon Blade: The Quest For Infinite Retro Lager Kingdoms... break out the 20-sided dice!

Pale yellow gold with rising carb trails. The head breaks right away, and fades to a thin strand around the edges. A few flecks of incidental lace in the glass.

Aroma is dull and slightly corny at first, as it warms there's a hint of wet grain husks and sweet apple from the yeast.

Watery flaccid feel with an astringent bite. Papery grains, light buttery note, light green apple. Not something i'd drink again, but not really offensive. Not in the same league as a basic style example like Anchor Steam.

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Photo of SF_Posse
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of FFATS
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JasonSullivan
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light, clear, golden color. The head was frothy, white, 1 finger, and didn't last long at all.
The nose is very mild. I do get a bit of sweetness, and a slight malt aroma.
The taste is sweet upfront. Slight malt. Slight bitterness also.
Feels not too watery, but a fairly light beer.
Overall, this is a non obtrusive beer. It might be very delicious on a hot day.

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Photo of BigMikie
1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Dragon Blade from Valkyrie Brewing
3.3 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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