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Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') Dragon's Blood ESB

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent09 Jun 2018
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent29 May 2018
The Red LionRamsgate, Kent26 Apr 2018
The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent27 May 2015
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent15 May 2015
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent12 May 2015
Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn)Bridge, Kent07 May 2014
The Ale HouseChelmsford, Essex29 Apr 2013
ChequersWalthamstow, Greater London19 Apr 2013
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2013Margate, Kent30 Mar 2013
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent29 Mar 2013
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent18 Apr 2012
The Cat & Custard PotPaddlesworth, Kent12 Apr 2012
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent09 May 2009
Reading Beer Festival 2009Reading, Berkshire01 May 2009
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent28 Mar 2009
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent05 Apr 2007

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripAcceptable09 Jun 2018 Not as clean tasting as I expected

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried29 May 2018
BlairExcellent23 Apr 2008 I've been waiting a long time to try this, and it didn't disappoint. Sweet and hoppy and very smooth. Lovely stuff.

The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserNot Tried26 Apr 2018
DosserGood18 Apr 2018
DosserGood01 May 2015 Good condition but to sharp for me

The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

DosserGood27 May 2015

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

Vacuous Excellent15 May 2015 Weighty, malty thing with a powerful hop attack in time to stop it becoming annoyingly cloying. Evidence of alchol content apparent. Entertained my palate, so had a couple.

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent12 May 2015 A complex beer - I'm getting bitter toffee notes - very nice.

Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn), Bridge, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent07 May 2014 I like a blond hoppy beer ideally - and this was malty and ruby coloured - but what flavour and bite. Straight from the barrel on the bar - full of flavours, a bit more life and it would have rated exceptional.

The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripExcellent29 Apr 2013 Damned fine

Chequers, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisGood19 Apr 2013 Slightly sweet, full-bodied, malty, ESB-style bitter.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2013, Margate, Kent

oz11Good30 Mar 2013 5.2% in the program.

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried29 Mar 2013

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

DosserExcellent18 Apr 2012

The Cat & Custard Pot, Paddlesworth, Kent

Shotbags of BagshotExcellent12 Apr 2012 A wonderful pint, all credit to Gadds and the cellar keeper at the Cat and Custard Pot

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried09 May 2009

Reading Beer Festival 2009, Reading, Berkshire

Mick NorthantsExcellent01 May 2009

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent28 Mar 2009 Really good. Smooth malty and quite sweet.

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanGood05 Apr 2007 I ended up talking to Eddie Gadd about this beer on the Saturday of the Planet Thanet BF. He said that when he put it in barrels, it was so bitter it made his eyes water but that he was really happy with how the hops had softened and how the beer finally turned out. It's an amber beer with thin beige head. English hop aroma, little bit of cheddar cheese. Malts are reasonably juicy and then lovely floral hop gives a lasting finish.

Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') Dragon's Blood ESB

5.20% ABV.

We have tried this beer 16 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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