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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot

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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 343   ABV: 11.42%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We made this braggot with our own marionberries, hops, barley, and honey. Situated across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 119 Colonies of bees were carefully kept, fed, and smoked and the honey was uncapped, extracted, filtered and finally infused into a refreshing Marionberry Braggot.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1621) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep, deep crimson, almost shading to brown, with a shallow, fine-grained, cream-colored head that rapidly dissipates. Nose is berries, geranium, lavender, talc, honey, and pears. Drier on the tongue than the nose portends; it has a strong menthol or camphor kick up front, then comes back at you with honey and marionberries. It’s a little boozy; I think the alcohol could have been dialed back a bit. But the finish is lovely, equal parts floral, fruity, and warm honey. If you can handle that initial burst of herbs and ABV, there’s a lot to like here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donandres (291) - , Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2016
From tap to glass at the Brewery at Issaquah, WA Appearance: dark brown, minimal tan head Smell:Grainy Taste: low bitterness with sweetness that last long Feel: very good, lively carbonation, long finish Overall: good beer ok to repeat, not look for Drank: May 8, 2016

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7093) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, Poured a hazy reddish amber with a round bubbly white head. The aroma is red berry fruit, alcohol. The flavour moderate sweet with a rich alcoholic bitter fruity citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2002) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
750mL ceramic bottle from Warners at the Bay Pours a rusty red coloured liquid, hazy, slight ring of foam persists. Vinous aroma - cranberry juice, vinous red fruits, fragrant honey with hints of vanilla & fresh cut flowers. Rich body, subtle carbonation, appreciable acidity & tannin - reminiscent of cranberry once again. Body continues with lovely sweet honey upfront combining with vinous red fruit notes of cherry, plum & cranberry, subtle undertones of vanilla and sherry. Finish bittersweet, acidity lingers, vinous overall impression. Unlike anything I’ve ever come across - never tried a marionberry; seems to add a red wine-like character to the mead.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a light reddish color. Aroma of sweet fruit. The flavor was mostly berry but there is the slight hint of tannin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4723) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2016
750 ml. pours deep chestnut with ruby highlights and a lasting thin film of foam. Nose is marionberry, prune, and lightly spiced bread pudding. Front flavors of prune and dark whole grain bread take a slow turn to lightly tart marionberry and dark toffee. The finish is at first a little off-putting with bitter wood and bitter, dark grain. But later sips show a smoother transition to the finishing bitterness and seem to incorporate some chocolate notes. Medium-plus body has a low-medium carbonation and a fairly drinkable balance. Shows just a hint of the abv.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, 5/3/2016 White lacing. Opaque. Red caramel base. Aroma is heather honey, caramel and musty barely wine notes. Taste is leather, lovely soft malts, barely, cedar and blackcurrants. Also cane sugar. Easy-drinking for the abv. Really well-made beer!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
22. Pours a murky ruddied dark amber with minimal head or lace. Sticky sweet synthetic IHOP pancake syrup nose. Sticky sweet thinnish body. Minimal carb. Mid palate tastes like drinking synthetic pancake syrup. Not appealing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13023) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Rogue in Portland, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings dry berries with a touch of honey sweetness. Flavour is much sweeter, with notes of honey, dark berries, and some alcohol. A lovely slow sipper, showcasing quote a nectary finish. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43224) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot ].
Clear medium to dark amber - brown red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, honey. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration, artificial, honey, berry ? fruit ? (asume that is the Marionberry ). Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150812]


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