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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A cross between beer and a mead, Heliocentric Bragot revives an ancient tradition and proves that the Earth does revolve around the sun - sunflower honey, that is.

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2.9
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2007
22oz bottle. pours semi-hazed copper with very thin white head. nose has something of a mix of honey crossed with a generic lager. flavor is only slightly sweet honey and wet grains. the body is nice but the flavor comes off generic tasting. which is a shame because most breweries aren’t doing beer crossed with mead. alcohol is well hidden but it doesn’t pack a warmth to it. this really isn’t a mead, but a beer brewed with honey. i’ll throw 2brothers an additional overall point for orginality. decent but nothing special.

2.8
shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 9/12/2007: Two Brothers Heliocentric Bragot is probably the most disappointing Two Brothers beer that I have had so far. It pours a nice golden copper color with a large, foamy ivory head. I hate to say it, but this beer/mead really smells and tastes like a sweet MGD or other canned American macro lager with some additional body. It has a grainy maltiness with some honey sweetness and some faint citrus and floral undertones. Other than that, it is lacking character all-around. However, the alcohol is well-hidden and it does have a good medium-weight body that is very smooth on the palate. I love beer and mead, but this offering just wasn’t very impressive. Am I missing something here?!

22 fl. oz. bottle (16.5° Plato, 12 IBU, 7.5% Alc/Vol) shared by Tmoney99 at the Dilly Deli. Thanks Tom! Rating #15 for this beer/mead...
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2/12/2009: Uh oh, judging by the sound when I popped off the cap, this bottle of Heliocentric Bragot is WAY overcarbonated. Yep, the pour confirms it: All foam in the form of a very dense and rocky beige-colored head. As the foam slowly collapses, a flurry of quick bubbles is evident in the hazy golden liquid. The aroma is sweet and spicy like honey, but not quit so heavy. The flavor is similar and is lightly floral as well. This beer has a medium-light body and feels breezy on the palate. It is highly carbonated indeed, but surprisingly it does feel overly bubbly on the tongue. That’s good. Unfortunately there isn’t much to say about the aroma or flavor of this brew. As the label says, it is "ale brewed with honey" and that’s exactly what is smells and tastes like and really nothing else and definitely nothing unique or memorable. Sorry Two Brothers, but it seems that your recent "limited-run beers" are okay, but far from being "extreme or unusual."

1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom!

2.4
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
pours a very clear golden honey color with a very thin white head. aroma is a lightly toasted malt with a touch of the sweet sunflower honey. has a light to medium body with a touch of lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but a little stronger. has a flat but smooth palate with a little dry aftertaste. has a touch of the honey that sits on the tongue along with a little of the malt. it is an ok beer i thought it was going to be at least a little better. as it warms a little more of the sweet honey comes out but nothing else. alcohol is well hidden though for being 7.5% abv. my first mead and i might try one other, but so far not my kind of style. this was chalked up as another experience.

3.4
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2007
I’m not at all familiar with this style but I really enjoyed this one. 22 oz bottle pours a slightly hazed peach body with a small almond cap. Aroma is honey and rosewater. Light bodied with subdued carbonation. Taste is subtle. Floral hops bitterness(lavender?) and subdued malt and honey sweetness. Very interesting style that I hope to soon revisit.

3.4
beastiefan2k (4112) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Enjoyed thanks to xnoxhatex. Pours a basic honey color, clear beer with a small head. The beer, the beer… well as sersdf says, its a lager mixed with honey. Basically, it turns out as pretty decent Maibock, that all. A nice malty (the honey really only adds a feeling of sweet malt), lightly sweet, light-medium bodied lager. As a Maibock it’s good, as a Braggot, well its forgettable and regrettable (what’s the logic here?). I expected more from this brewery. 22oz bottle, Hobgoblin tulip glass.

2.6
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
thanks zeswaft (not!!) - dark brown, clear, smells like a lager. it really really smells like a lager. a little interesting, somewhat drinkable. bad.

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Zeswaft (1783) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
It tastes bad...it tastes like a really good malt liquor....................

1.9
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Clear, golden, with a decent-sized white head. Funky nose, rather bitter, with some off notes, maybe diacetyl, somewhat sweet. Gurf. Not pleasant flavor--really unpleasant vegetal notes, quite bitter, barely sweet at all, and, surprisingly, some alcohol heat. A minor disaster.

2.7
hopscotch (11247) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Rating #3700... Bottle... Clear, light amber ale with a miniature, creamy, white head. Grain, honey and toffee notes with herbal hops comprise the aroma. Honey and toffee sweetness is nearly balanced by peppery, medicinal hop bitterness. No heat despite its relatively high abv. Medium-bodied with an almost syrupy mouthfeel and muted carbonation. Crisp, herbal, medicinal finish. Thanks, xnoxhatex, for sending the bottle!

3.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2007
This doesn’t seem like a brackett, mead brewed with grains &/or malt; it’s more like a light mead mixed with a pale ale, containing a greater percentage of the latter. (How else could such a low ABV? Or such a reasonable price?) Nevertheless, it is a tasty and easily drinkable brew. The body is a deep amber and it’s capped by a smallish bubbly head. The aroma has pale malts generously sweetened with honey. That’s pretty much as it tastes, a light, malty beer with a watery, sweet mead stirred in. Dry finish. I applaud Two Brothers for the experiment and urge them to continue on.

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