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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A Braggot, historically a harmonious blend of mead and beer, gained notice during medieval times and dates back as far as the 12th century. The combination of three unique honeys and the complexity of the hops and chamomile in this braggot style beer create a whimsical brew that is floral with a tart sweetness and a much awaited honey finish. Praise to the queen bee and her colony for this refreshing and satisfying brew.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (203) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Appearance-rich golden with a thick fluffy white head. Head doesn’t last long. Aroma- honey sweet, flowery,. Flavor- sweet clover honey, sharp & dry, some bready malts, some chamomile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2014.08.25 - Samuel Adams Honey Queen - 22oz (?) bottle in pint glass. Not going to do a point by point but wanted to rate this for memory in the spirit of "if you brew a braggot and I see it, I will try it." I was surprised by this. Not the best braggot I’ve ever had but it’s not bad and among the best Samuel Adams I have had. The honey has an evident sweetness that lingers into a long finish. Somewhat reminiscent of Brother Adams Honey Bragget Ale but not quite as dark or as tasty. However, both have a slick mouthfeel and this great balance of honey. Makes me think they might add the honey after primary fermentation has started. The base beer this is married to doesn’t seem to thrill me, but the combo is pretty good. Improves as you work on it. Repeat purchase worthy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilhomer3k (5) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Smells of honey and a bit of an earthy smell of clover. Pale yellow color that is very clear. Has a good amount of head when poured but goes down within a few minutes and doesn’t froth up when agitated. Medium sweetness with some mild hops. Aftertastes has some sweetness and carbonation with a little bit of hop aftertaste. The sweetness lingers. Light body wish some stickiness (not honey sticky). Overall I enjoyed it quite a bit and it got better as I got through the bottle. It’s sweet but not overbearing and the aftertaste is excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3821) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma is hops, spices and earthy/nutty notes. The flavor is citrus, fruit, honey, spices and a mix of mild hop bitterness and sweetness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2568) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, orange peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of honey, pale malt, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, orange peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, citrus peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of honey, pale malt, and spice flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice braggot style. All around good complexity and balance of honey, pale malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Sampled on draft at Gateway Grill this beer poured a vibrant dark golden color with a medium sized foamy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet honey, malty and with a bit of bread. The flavor was very sweet with an outstanding honey presence and notes of bread, tangy malts, chamomile, orange zest and had an underlying boozy presence that enhanced rather than distracted. Long sweet boozy honey finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4847) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber. Nose is very sweet, honey and spices with aggressive air, floral overtones, somewhat acetone-leaning alcohol (may be closer to genever). Pours bright clear golden with a rocky, jiggling off-white head. Taste is cloying with no tartness or bitterness, but thankfully the sweetness fades quickly and there’s a very mild earthy-bready note for distraction. Floral-perfume notes are very pleasant and thankfully on the low side, there’s and oily component and very light warmth but it seems all things associated with this brew are ephemeral. Very thin, almost watery watery body. Honey is multifaceted and interesting. I generally dislike such sweetness but the trick is well played here, and this whole bottle is likely to go down dangerously quickly!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Honey (but not overpowering straight honey nastiness), with some floralness. Actually better than I would have guessed.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3600) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has moderate aroma, with honey being most salient, and just a bit of tea in there. Taste is pretty sweet, actually, and has a lot of honey in it. Light, but not really my favorite sort of thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Gold with a small head. Very perfumy aroma. Some lavender, clover. Dry honey flavor. A bit of malt sweetness. Strong floral perfume. Medium body. Much more mead than beer.


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