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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our inaugural Epic Elixir is Braggot, a most remarkable honey ale, made with specialty malt and an extraordinary 600 pounds of wildflower honey from Vermont’s Champlain Valley. All this honey adds smoothness with subtle hints of chamomile. Braggot is an ale of shining perfection that simply must be experienced to be understood. But hurry ... for Braggot, as with each entry in our Humdinger series, will vanish almost as soon as it arrives. Get a bottle of Braggot today and come to know a new "Ale of Legend".


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Cloudy orange pour with a mild aroma of honey. An earth taste that finishes with amedium bodies dry honey taste. It was ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
On draft at Union Jacks Pub in Glenside. Pours a light copper amber with a small white head. Aroma of light spice, honey sickle and hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2009
Draft at Blind Tiger. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was two fingers high and white. Smelled of apple and honey touched cereal grain. The nose reminded me of a poorly made lager. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. Tasted of subdued sweet cream, corn, and honey. Almost cream ale-ish. Eh.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Very cloudy pour with a surprising head. Grainy, honey and alcohol aroma is expected. Not much complexity. The flavor, man, I can’t take it at all, the sweetness totally kills me. I’m coming to realize I absolutely detest the braggot style.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
Tap @ BT. Strange. Figured this one would stick around. Almost no aroma. Taste is fizzy and watery with a touch of honey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2009
On Tap at the Blind Tiger in NYC. Had no clue this was a mead/beer when I ordered it. Just knew I’d never heard of it before. Poured a bit of a cloudy yellow orange color with a thin white head. Aroma was honey and malt, a bit of vanilla and oakiness. Flavor was on the sweet side with a bit of herbal character. Pretty mild overall though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Draft at EBF. Pours a golden body with a thin white head. Lots of honey and apple up front, light vinous character dry with a thin oak body. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
EBF NOTB 08. Pours a hazy deep golden- almost coppery with a fizzy white head. Aroma is very appley pie like- with some green apple skin- diacetaldehyde character with some vanillafromt he wood and oak- also a bit tart and malo- like white wine light sweetness with some floral honey components. Flavor is a bit doughy and yeasty, tart, more apple skin and apple wine- sweet flavros some residual honey, grassy, and a slick sweetness- some fruitness as it warms like pear and more apple.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2008
NOTB; it was aged in chardonnay barrels. If that requires a new entry, than I’ll move this. This beer you could really detect the chardonnay aging. Aroma was generally earthy with apples, fruit and white whwine. Flavor had the same characteristics. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Sampled at the source, chardonnay barrels very evident. A very beer-ish meade or meade-ish beer. Unique style, but very good. The type of honey seems to be interpreted differently by individual palates.


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