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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1768) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Picked up this braggot because you just don’t see them enough. Pours gold, clear, quick active head. Sweet honey, mild butter, thin body, that has elements of syrup texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
on tap @Max’s Balt-thin white-yellow/gold. A-lt malt-honey, citrus. T-sweet lt malt-honey, 2nd citrus/spice hops. Med body-syrupy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1121) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
Pilsner/lagerlike malttaste, grass, straw and hay for hoppiness, golden colour, medium white head, sweet flavour, light bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, honey in the finish. Quality, but a bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (4286) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Slightly hazy golden with a thin rocky head. Sweet malty honey nose with a waxy clover honey backbone mixed with sweet golden toast malts. The flavor is more earthy and bitter than I like with a dryish honey backbone and malty grainy doughiness and golden toast. Not as Mead-y as I has hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (509) - - SEP 20, 2014
Yeasts, chamomile, floral hops, and sweet honey on the back of the palate. Haven’t had too many braggots before but this was pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
Big bottle web SB cons 2014-09-18 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, rustic bread, when poured sweet and cardboard box AP: wee hazy coppery, wee white deminishing head F: rich carbonation, sugary feeling, robust late in season floral honey, wee alcholic feeling, wee tuttifrutti/caramel, I’m pretty found of this kind of honey and also the tuttifrutti...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to _angst_, sampled on September 16, 2014.
Clear golden color, fizzy white head. Spicy, floral, grainy, sweet, honey scent. Sweet, sugary, sorbitol, sweetener taste. Sweetener aftertaste, like suketter (e.g. sweet n low) in cold tea. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Turns a bit cloying, should have some bitterness to balance all the sweetness, for my taste that is. Smells a lot better than it taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014. Not labeled, so they had the cap from the keg out and some chalk poorly scrawled on the tap handle. I guess they dropped this off without much detail, or a rep. Pours a cloudy gold with a finger of white head. Notes of honey, bready malts, straw, banana, chamomile, and light lemon zest. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, bready mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Bomber bought through Systembolaget. Pours clear golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and tiny malty with sweet white bread, honey, dried papaya, chamomile, grass, soil and lemon zest. Taste is very sweet and tiny malty with white bread, tons of honey, chamomile, grass, soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet and medium bodied. Finish is sweet with white bread, honey, chamomile, soil and lemon zest. Reminds me alot of honey-sweetened herbal tea. Too sweet to be truly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
9/15/2014: Samuel Adams Honey Queen... Pours a hazy golden color with a low level of carbonation. The aroma is spiced orange blossom honey and is quite mild. The flavor is lightly sweet, yet slightly tangy; I think it’s the residual flavors from the honey after it has been fermented. Medium-light body with a nice effervescent level of carbonation. Overall, I like this beer, but I just don’t have a lot to say about it.

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