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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Gold to amber color. Strong earthy honey aroma, medium sweetness, honey dominates over the malt character. Pours a nice head. This mead is made from Michigan Star Thistle honey. Braggot is made from 2/3 honey and 1/3 malt. It required 1 year of aging for this mead to reach maturity. This Braggot will handle age beautifully. We recommend you try a bottle today and an aged one in a few more years. This mead is carbonated naturally in the bottle, so there will be a yeast sediment int he bottom. Recommended serving temperature is 50 F. This example is one of just a few Braggots available in the world.
2011 vintage - 16% abv


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Slightly hazy deep brown color. No head. Sweet, malty, raisins, caramel in aroma. Malty, raisins, honey, sweet, roast, prunes, woody in taste. Liquid honey silkyness in aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2014
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Cap didn’t look properly closed. Opened with barely a pfft, then again, if this is a mead there won’t be any carbonation. Aroma is a pleasant sweet honey, but also has an over-aged papery barley wine aspect to it too. Deep reddy orange, flat and glassy. In the mouth it’s flat and very sweet. There’s some oxidised toffee-like malts, papery. Tons of sugar and honey. A bit messy. Not sure what a braggot should taste like, if this is a good example, then it’s an interesting style, but I prefer both barley wines and miod. Was it spoilt by an imperfect seal on the cap? Either way, it’s massively improved by a little splash of Old Monk rum - much more piratey!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zenkis (594) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 29, 2013
2011th crafted bottle,
Pours more reddish that coppery with no top and no lasing. Aroma - first impression was like raspberry, caramel-candy malty quadrupel, no honey to me actually but maybe it’s just in my region there is no such wild or a special type of honey. It wasn’t sugary at all to me. Flavour of course is sweet as ... very sweet, pungent on nose and astringent to tongue, alcohol is well hidden to me, very smooth, velvety palette, thick texture and average to full bodied, no to light dry finish. Very sweet fruit overall, indeed I feel that scotch ale as backbone. Quite sipping sample except you must share it with someone cause at the end of the 330ml bottle it becomes too annoying sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Dark amber color, small steady beige head. Green apple in the nose. Medium-bodied. Green apple, alcohol, not so much mead hear, more like malt liquerish feeling.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Draught at Erzbierschof, Bern
Dark mahogany color, small head. It’s a malty and caramelly brew, dry aroma and moderately sweet flavor, with an impression of oxidisation, nutty, and with ordinary bitterness.
Nothing impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 2. Pours clear, copper-gold with a fine, khaki head. Honey and alcohol in the aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate honey character, some leaves and dry bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with moderate alcohol notes, sticky sugars, rich honey. Robust, tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2011 Winter Solstice 12 ounce bottle courtesy of mikem409. Thanks! Who the hell puts a 16% mead in a 12 ounce bottle. Damn! Pours a hazy mild brown color with fine floating particles. Moderate legs and a weak attempt at a collar of head. Aroma of big toasted malts, caramel, honey. The taste is strong honey, citrus, dates, raisins, sugared fruits, caramel. Medium bodied, faint carbonation and definite presence of alcohol but it doesn’t come across as terribly boozy, which is a bit scary. This is very, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
2011 bottle. Pours Brown-reddish colour with small white head. Honey, caramel, malt and dark fruits aroma. Honey, malt, caramel, spiced taste. Medium to full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: BeerTemple, Amsterdam.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Honey, malt, caramel, fruit, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet honey, sweet malt, alcohol, some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1491) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Det här var en väldigt söt sak med toner av sviskon, banan och träighet. Av någon oförklarlig anledning så får jag en tydlig tandläkarkänsla av denna, undra varför??


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