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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our braggot is a strong ale brewed with a blend of honey, red prickly pear juice, and a variety of pale malts. The addition of Alchemy hops help balance the sweetness while still retaining the natural honey aromas and flavors. The prickly pear juice adds a unique hue to the beer as well as a subtle herbal, quenching-like quality in the finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Mild Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Buckwheat Honey T: Buckwheat Honey, Mild Pear Juice, Mildly Boozy M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy Overall, a nice balanced braggot with a minimal amount of pear juice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle..dark gold with a livley head..Nose is honey, alcohol, floral, musty...Taste is musty, honey, spice, light sweetness,prickly pear,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Gold orange with a small white head. Aroma is of light grass and pear. Taste is of prickly pear juice, sugary, and grain.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TizzleJizzle (528) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bomber. Poured a light amber with a cream top. I tasted alcohol, honey, citrus, light fruits. Good carbonation. Meh...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
The smell is honey, weak, not much. The look is clear, has a white colored head. The taste is sweet, ok fruits, and honey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Strong fruity aroma. Does not smell like beer. Pours with no head at all. Has what appears to be a chill haze. Certainly can taste the honey and fruit making this a very unique beer. However, it seems to be lacking in body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (253) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2012.07.16 - 22oz bottle in snifter. Bottle marked MAR1110. Limited Release #2 Spring 2010. Pours mildly orange to light amber. Little to no head or carbonation. Nose is sweet, almost similar to ( or implies ) a barley wine or something like Raison D'Extra but much reduced. Taste is quite pleasant and surprising. The 10% abv is almost undetectable, just barely showing up in the back end as the taste fades. This is going down like a fruit drink. Taste is hard to describe but certainly seems like an interesting balance of pear and honey. Very drinkable, perhaps dangerously so for 10% abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber shared at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of honey, toasted malts, sweet fruits. The taste is sweet fruits, dates and honey. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Clear light yellow pour with almost no ring of head. Sweet honey aroma, kinda like a wheat wine. Sweet and fruity, I guess like pear. Kinda bland and sugary. Im not a fan of the braggot style, so I think its about meh for me personally.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18 th RG. Golden with dissipating head.Smells lightly of toast and honey. Very sweet. Syrupy sweet finish.


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