shrubber85 (9630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Honey, earthy malt, and light chamomile aroma. Hazy golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet honey and light malt flavor. Body on the light side. Nothing bad - straight forward without anything that jumps out to me.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter. I was quite happy to see this. This is a great style if done right, but no one does it let alone right.
4.0 A: Mildly hazed yellow orange color. About one finger of fluffy white head. Retention is decent, not really sure what the style is supposed to do though. Plenty of lacing.
3.25 S: Damn, I don’t think this is going to be what I wish it is. Yes, there’s a good bit of honey, but it isn’t the insanely potent honey that I experienced in some of the best braggots I’ve come across. Somehow the chamomile is even more potent than the honey. Wildflowers and hay earthiness.
3.25 T: Again honey and chamomile lead the flavor. There’s plenty of chamomile, but not enough honey for me. Again, hay and earthiness. Moderately sweet malt base.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritziness. Super smooth. Good here.
3.5 D: It’s not bad, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the best that I’ve had. Admittedly, the vast majority of the better braggots I’ve had have been homebrew. In any case, I’m glad that breweries are at least trying.
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Patrickctenchi (5448) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazed, honey-gold with a small, fast, off-white head.
Slightly smoky honey aroma.
Taste is mild, slightly spicy, honey, light fruit.
Sweet and smooth, but nothing that stands out....OK, but rather uninspired.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
hazy gold, thin white cap. Stinky honey, off paper, thin boozy celery/vegetal. Front palate same, watery grain, thin and sticky end, sugary with light cotton candy.
BostonBeanBoy (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not a fan of this beer. Doesn’t taste good. Boring. Not what I expected.
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Aroma of honey, floral hops, and grain. Flavor was slightly sweet with pale malts, sweet honey, bread and lemon.
nimbleprop (6655) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
22oz bottle pours a clear gold with a ring of white head. Nose has honey and urinal cake. Flavor is just honey. Nothing else. Woof.
radagast83 (6338) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a clear dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma was honey, some booze. Lots of honey and hot caramel notes.
decaturstevo (5699) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed orange brown pour with sticky white head and lace. Aroma is honey and cinnamon. Flavor is sweet honey, cinnamon, and bready/floral end. Medium body with good carbonation ok by me. Just glad I can buy this within 20 miles of my house
Iphonephan (5283) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. Pours a clear cola with a scant tan head. Flavors of caramel and honey. Smooth finish.