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Red Duck Limited Release Ugly Duckling Braggot

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Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Mead
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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Braggot half oak aged strong ale and half honey mead this brew has taken nearly two years to make there are only 504 bottles ever. If you make it to Valhalla ever you might get some more.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2546) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Bright clear copper, no head. Very low bead. Aroma of honey, vanilla, cognac, raisins, bush spices.Only slightly syrupy. Sweet and sour, with as much toffee and dried fruit as honey, some apple vinegar, drying oak. The alcohol begins to stick out a bit much after a 100mls or so. Powerful yet sophisticated - but just a little hot for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Loads of complex aroma. Beer, honey, strong alcohol overtones. The beer plays with the mead. Sweet and sour, dry finish with the honey lingering for a long time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, honey and oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of honey, berries, caramel and oak with notes of alcohol. Tart and warming alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, and some honey. The flavor is sweet over ripe fruit, alcohol, flower, and honey, leading to a dry finish. The alcohol burns both the palate and tongue. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Cloudy brown small film head. strong notes of oak, notes of old beer, like english barley wine.faint honey aroma. flavor is honey, flowers, acidity, yellow fruity notes. faint sourness. wood.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, cheesy and dense malty. Sweet malty, honey herbal, chemical and cheesy. Lingering malty and solid bitter. Sweet and malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Courtesy of Papsø
Hazy amber color; low carbonation and almost no head. Nice aroma: sweet malt, vanilla oak, some honey (it reminds me the Manuka honey). The mouthfeel is lean, the body strength is average; caramel flavor, but there is a light sour touch that is out of place here, even more in a liquor with a high alcohol presence (too much alcohol indeed). Not bad, but controversial.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Bottle # 160 (?) Pours deep golden with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Amazing and pleasant oak aroma with a hint of honey. Solid body, sweet overripe fruit, caramel and oak with a distinct underlying tartness. Amazing. 080411

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Pale amber, no head. Tart balsamic honey aroma. Full bodied, fruity and well rounded. Lemon and balsamic honey, peppery white wine. Intense, yet well balanced. Spectacular!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baggio (320) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle@Omhpers place. Apperance: Golden brown with almost no head. Aroma: Honey, Caramel, Sour apple. Taste: Caramel, Honey, Sour apples, Alcohol and a hint of berries. Palate: Sweet and rather smooth with almost no carbonation. An interesting braggot that hides the 14% abv very well.


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