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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is cornish and caramelish. Sweet malty and slight caramelish. Sweet and malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a rim of white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, honey, and malt, as well as a bit of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, honey on a malty background, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of honey and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of honey, caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of scrizzz. Pours a clear orangey golden with a small white head. The nose has a little sweet malt, fruit and hops. Body is thick and a little low in carbonation. Metal, a little caramel, fruit and quite a dry hoppiness leaving even some bitterness. Pear? Perhaps not so much. If you’re accustomed to real Mead please don’t expect this to be anything like it. An odd bird indeed. 250311

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color eith no head. Has a fruity sweetish weak pear aroma. Sweetish fruity and slightly dry bitter pear flavor. Has a sweetish fruity dry pear finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bomber from Whole Foods P Street. Bright golden color, no head, but moderate lacing. Aroma of honey and cactus. Taste is sweet, but not sickening. The honey outweighs the prickly pear. When I was a kid, we spent summers i Sicily and we ate the red fruit of the prickly pear cactus (called figo d’india). The newer Italian breweries seems to like brewing beers with odd plants, spices and fruits, so I’m surprised they haven’t done a prickly pear beer yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Courtesy of Papsø
Deep blond color; lightly carbonated, and with a small collar of foam. Evident aroma of malted cereals. Semi dry mouthfeel, and the soft carbonation brings it more in that direction; no honey flavor, and just a mediocre malt/cereals flavor; moderate residual sweetness. The final tends to be drier, and bitter because of the hops.
Although not offensive, it’s a useless mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - white head. Sweetness, honey, hay, straw, grainy, flowery, toasted, light pear, fruity, light hoppy. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours orange tinged gold with a foamy white head. Aroma has honey. Medium body with foamy/creamy carbonation. Flavor is light malt, fruit and a touch of honey. It is fruity into the finish - but this must be the cactus cause it is a very unusual fruit flavor. Overall it goes from mildly sweet to fairly balanced, and the flavor pallette is interesting. Actually makes me start thinking herbal mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2010
omber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of prickley pear, bread and light honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, prickley pear and honey with a crisp dry lightly sweet fruity finish.

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