badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light yellow with a fluffy white head. Nice floral honey and pomegranate aroma and taste with a nice crispness.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Pours a pale bright yellow color with a small dense white head. Aroma of sweet earthy malt, with light spices and a hint of lemongrass. Taste is sweet with malt, honeysuckle grassiness, grains, and mild spices. Medium bodied and smooth.
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy light gold, actually has white head. Smells of funky cardamom and coriander, with a clove honey sweetness. Flavor has that spicy wit action going on, some coriander and a bit of orange peel. Also some dry honey sweetness to balance it out. Nice and smooth, but the spices are just a tad unpleasant.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Palm Tavern. The braggot or whatnot pours to a straw body with a gorgeous white head and lace. Aromas of sweet honey and clover. There was a dry grain flavor that was prominent amongst the sweet honey and clover. Sweet but non-sticky palate.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample. Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of tea, honey, floral. Tastes floral and earthy with some sweet honey undertones.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Falling Rock - an interesting combo here - creamy mouthfeel, with very subtle malt character, lemon, herbal tea - light wildflower honey from the mead - moderate phenols - a bit sweet, but it is mead - spicy finish tempers the sweetness - would like to see the beer higher in the mix, but pretty good.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Generous sample pushed on me at EBF after a long list of crap experiments. Actually the unfiltered nano midget ipa right before this was okay. :) Got a New Beer growler pity pour from a mutual fan after complaining that none was reserved for moi.
Sea foam & haze. Dusty wheat color. Not too pretty, but interesting nonetheless.
Zesty, coriander & powdered sugar scent. Almost something like a mix of faded potpourri & bread pudding, but cleaner. Edging more towards subtle though.
Briney, white ale spices & a touch of powdery sweet honey. Albino Python came out quite distinctly. Redstone meads by themselves are pretty unimpressive, but adding just a bit of thin honey to the dusty wheat texture & spices of the already unique white lager was enough. Bit of yeast, bit of rind. Solid carbonation. Thin. An excellent braggot that I’ll probably have to blend more of myself at home since no one has any to sell me. :/
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale honey aroma, accented with cherry. gold with a full strong white head. I started intrigued and finished impressed. great cherry blossom body, creamy middle, bitterness comes through in the finish. amazed how great these styles compliment each other
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours with a hazy golden-yellow body with a creamy white head that lasts for a while and leaves good lace behind. Aromas of honey, red apple, lightly herbal, spicy/grassy hops, chamomile tea, and a large fruity note. Flavors are very spicy, tea, persimmon, a bit metallic, some herbs, a touch of acid. A strange braggot blend. Lively bubbles, dry with notes of tea and ginger in the finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival 2011, on tap. Hazy golden body small white head
Sweet spice honey ad fruit aroma
Big spice flavor some fruit and honey
Med body mod high carb