Jimthechap (1984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a bit on an intrigue, this beer because the sole braggot I had tasted before had a definite and forthright honey character. It looked the same clear golden colour with a thick collar of white head and had a distinctive honey note on top of cereal and flowers. This had a sweeter flavour to it than the Twisted Hop Honeydew of my memory. Both were/are characterful, elegant, lush and full-bodied beers. This is a throwback to memories of the old Twisted Hop and I cannot thank Sam Adams enough for this. A real mouthful of wonder.
drjay44 (2890) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, white head, with moderate lacing, over an effervescent, very slightly hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is heavy floral honey, slight chamomile, light cereal, hints of herbal hops.....taste is sweet honey, chamomile, cereal malts, finishing almost dry with light herbal hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation adds tingle and light acid. The Braggot is a very different style in this world of malts and hops. It meets the style quite nicely, but the combination of chamomile and hops is a bit off in taste. The honey rescues the beer, but I wonder if a different additive such as rosemary, tarragon, or the more trite ginger, cinnamon, would make a difference. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a Bomber into a pint glass. Bought in Smyrna, GA.
Has a nice sweet aroma with a floral backdrop. The beer is a pale yellow color with a pretty big white head. It has a nice honey flavor that stays throughout the whole beer. this is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A real good Braggot style beer.
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like chamomile. This was perhaps a little over the top as far as balance goes. Floral and sweet but still drinkable. Not bad.
Butters (3942) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden yellow pour with good bright white head. This was surprisingly not bad. Very floral with the chamomile and notes of lavendar, but the honey sweetness is very restrained and not overpowering. The aroma is slightly offputting, but not offensively so. Overall, a pleasant surprise.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Clear golden pour with a small white head. Sweet honey and faint floral hops in the aroma. More honey in the flavor. Pale malts, cracker and dandelion notes mix in as well. Very sweet. Alcohol is well disguised. Not crazy about the balance here. Low carbonation. Tasting notes from 8/2014.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NE Bucket List Trip Beer #97. 24 ounce bottle from I Like That, Portsmouth, NH. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, honey, floral notes, citrus, apple. The taste is honey, apples, floral notes, nuts. Medium bodied.
PorterPounder (6033) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Macon, Ga. - Macon Beverage Outlet - 22 oz bomber. Slight haze, some sparkle, medium golden, snow white fluffy head. Honey sweet aroma, a touch of booziness. Flavor is similar with honey, some glue-like plastic notes, a hint of vanilla in the back end. Smooth mouthfeel. Ho-hum - glad I was able to share it with Aurelius.
Aurelius (4597) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good pint bottle, good label. Clear straw gold, stiff white head. Light, sweet honeyish aroma. Sweet, honey prominent, vanilla. Sturdy mouthfeel, sticky finish. Thanks to PorterPounder.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Aroma of caramel, honey, grains. Taste is quite sweet, and the it feels creamy.