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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2017
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber/light copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around that glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big honey, caramel, brown sugar, lemon, orange, golden raisin, apricot, wood, pepper, clove, lightly toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of honey, bready malt, fruity yeast, and light-moderate citrus/pine hop notes; with great strength. A bit of booze in the aromas as it warms. Flavors of big honey, caramel, brown sugar, lemon, orange, golden raisin, apricot, wood, pepper, clove, lightly toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, caramel, brown sugar, lemon, orange, golden raisin, apricot, wood, pepper, clove, lightly toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of honey, bready malt, fruity yeast, and light-moderate citrus/pine hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light dryness from lingering bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/slick, and lightly sticky/syrupy/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mild warmth lingering after the finish, with minimal booziness. Overall this is a very nice Braggot. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of honey, bready malt, fruity yeast, and light-moderate citrus/pine hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. Seems to be a fairly simple approach on the style. Not much malt complexity; but very well balanced with honey, hops, and yeast notes. Like a cross between blonde barleywine and mead. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from the brewery, 9/3/16. Hazy dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of honey and toasted malt. The taste is honey, raisin, toasted malts, citrus. Medium bodied, rich, mild heat. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4156) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz bottle from Ratman. Nose is honeycomb, earth, and a hint of molasses. Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with a caramel malty backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14070) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, honey and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, honey, light earthiness and light yeast with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7300) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tart, mlaty, golden fruits, toffee, sweet, honey and a touch medicinal. The flavor was tangy and sweet, honey, citrus, ginger, toffee and a medicinal presence that grew. Medium finish. Medium body. Disappointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JStax (5834) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle sample. The mead is a clear, light gold color. The aroma has strong marker and paper qualities. The taste is wierd, papery bitterness and harsh alcohol. Unpleasant to drink.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Light amber, very clear. Nearly no head. Aroma is honey, overripe orange, warm alcohol, sherry, citrusy hops, some biscuit character. Leans sweet. Flavor is very medicinal, like Bandaida. Also getting some fried dough, a little honey, citrusy hops and toastiness before a massive Bandaid-y finish. Blech.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (4410) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with minimal head or lace. Aroma of big sweetness over honey. Taste follows, awesome sweetness, but not crazy, booze is well hidden. Decent.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (8235) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle, god knows where i bought the damn thing .. . deep amber .. almost still .. honey and sweet bark .. thin and stale, not the best mead around .. . . for everything else, theres mastercard

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (13197) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Graeme. Pours a clear orange with small off white head. The aroma is candy sugar malt and honey. Thin mouth, very bitter, light honey, decent.


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