Brewed by Trafalgar Ales and Meads
Style: Mead
Oakville, Canada


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Derived from the simple mixture of fermented honey, water, and yeast, the art of mead-making reaches back thousands of years, peaking in the Middle Ages. The spiritual and cultural significance of mead has been celebrated throughout the ages. Trafalgars Mead Braggot adds premium hops and malt to the ancient recipe, creating a delicious, refreshing drink unlike any other!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (3339) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Single ceramic bottle, painted somewhat gold, from the LCBO. After just finishing their ginger mead, there is not way this could be worst. Golden colour with a bigger head. Pear and apple aromas at first, but eventually, lots of caramel come out. Thankfully, not as sour as the other one. Caramel, apples and some milder lemon citrus. Gets cloudy like the other, near the last pour. This one is definitely better than their ginger mead, but still, not the best of mead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Weighty ceramic corked & caged bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Medium golden pour. Sweet honey and grains aroma, light plastic undertones. Honey sweetness competes with some unpleasant phenols that grow increasingly intrusive. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Not the greatest Mead in the world, but it will introduce someone to the drink well. Flavor is sweet, slightly stale honey, some grainy malt, and some very faint hops with some fruitiness to it as well. Not too complex though. Very little carbonation almost felt like drinking an oddly flavored wine in the mouth. This is pretty standard, it wont blow you away, but it shouldnt make you cringe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Hazy yellow gold with no head. Sweet, very sweet. Just a bit tart. Hard to review a mead on a beer site. It alright, not great but not horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5134-20130222] 500mL ceramic bottle. Honeyed floral wheat aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet honey grains flavour. Light-medium body. Not terrible, but close. (5/3/5/3/8) 2.4
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc)
Overheard: "Why cant I be the homophobe?!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
UDBeernut (2882) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
picked up a 500 ml ceramic bottle last trip into Canada about a year ago. Pours clear yellow amber, minimal head. Nose of honey and faint flowers. taste is of bandaid adhesive, honey. Gross and a drain pour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
schedia (14) - - MAY 26, 2013
500 ml. ceramic fancy bottle. Pours a hazy, no head no lacing dark orange colour drink. Soft aroma of yeast, grape, green apple with other fruity notes. A little bit of floral honey and no hops. More a carbonated juice, or a cider drink with alcohol Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2447) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
I always love these fancy jars and packages for beers, but of course when you splurge on such things its a risk that the quality of the actual beer can be compromised.... but the jar throws me back to 1500 when I was in a smoky tavern, wood and feces galore, sailors just back from the New World regailing me with stories, urging me to open it before the pressgangers stormed tha place.... Very little pressure pulling the cork off, obviously not much yeast in the mix. Soft aroma of yeast and apple. Foggy body with just a small head, but solid and reliable. The flavour, though - the flavour! A great mix of light ale and mead, cider notes, incredibly well balanced. Its not a mead, yet it is, as it delivers mead taste with a decent beer carbonation on the back end. Modestly dry finish. This is a good experiment that turns out as a success.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deleeuwman (1) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
It is indeed a nice refreshing drink that has a pleasant after taste and settles smoothly in the stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikenebbs17 (7) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
Amazing beer, slightly strong but with a taste of honey. Shame its only a seasonal thing -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

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