slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler. Clear golden mead. Sweet nose. Taste is just too fucking sweet for me, blah. Yea the fruit juice addition was original (props, who else is fucking w/ cactus juice?) but still lacked drinkability. I only bought it b/c I’d never had a "braggot" before... hmmm, maybe see: mead?
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"here’s a big, thick brew for ya. smell is somewhat sweet with honey, fruit, a little alcohol, and malt. feel is thick, Fort-like if you will, but not quite to the extent of that beer. Flavor is reminiscent as well, though honey and a touch of spice dominate here. Not bad. Not sure if it’s worth the big price tag, but it was very nice to try."
merc7186 (2329) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Errl (1825) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..dark gold with a livley head..Nose is honey, alcohol, floral, musty...Taste is musty, honey, spice, light sweetness,prickly pear,
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TizzleJizzle (652) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured a light amber with a cream top. I tasted alcohol, honey, citrus, light fruits. Good carbonation. Meh...
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The smell is honey, weak, not much. The look is clear, has a white colored head. The taste is sweet, ok fruits, and honey.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mnoud (288) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Butters (3897) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. I’m not a fan of the braggot style, so I think it’s about meh for me personally.