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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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3.4
Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Liked this beer alot more then I thought I would. A little medicinal but the honey and malts find a way to break through and turn this into a descent beer.

3.4
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of slightly toasty grainy malts and some mild honey character. Body starts semi-sweet, but kinda thin with a bittersweet slightly floral honey flavor and a drier finish. Nicely-balanced and pretty drinkable. A good braggot.

3
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours a copper color with white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, and honey. Flavor is malty, caramel, honey, and a light bitter finish.

3.3
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2008
The Dan Journal #143. Tasted 12/11/07. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a golden hue. Tight white head. Dull honey aromas. Flavors of 7-Up citrus and dulled fruits. Tight and citrusy. Full bodied. Fruity and sticky. Nice citrus blast.

3.8
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Crystal-clear. Orange hue with a dainty, small bubbled head. The honey really abounds in the flavor of this beer/mead, which is pretty pleasant. It is well-matched with floral notes and a mild spiciness. Delicate, floral aroma with some honey and just a hint of malts. As a Bragot goes, its pretty good.

3.6
notalush (5935) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Medium gold with tiny suspended particles, a sparking body, and a lasting, foamy head - aroma of honey, flowers, apples, some earthy, almost musty notes - light-bodied, with somewhat prickly carbonation - there appears to be a higher ratio of ale to mead, at least to start things off - a grainy and somewhat fruity character manifest at first, then the heavier, honey-sweet mead character settles in, bringing with it a heavier mouthfeel, floral notes, and an almost boozy/apple brandy sweetness - an interesting combination of flavors that I think works pretty well starts rather ale-like, and finishes all mead - another under-rated beer from two brothers.

3.3
aracauna (3692) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2007
This comes across a little lacking. There’s a nice honeyed fruit at the beginning of the aroma and flavor, but little to back it up. This would do well to get some hops or something else to add a level of complexity to the flavor.

3
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2007
From a bomber. The body is very dark gold with a light kahki head. The aroma is definite mead, clover flowers and maple seem to come out as it warms. There is also some light earthy musk. The taste is more mead than beer. Lots of alcohol is present with some honey notes. There is a floral charcter throughout this one. This is decent and I only have had a few bragots to compare. I assume they hit fairly close to what they were trying. The base beer seems to me to be a mild amber type ale. The honey part of the beer gets a little cloying after a while. Best comsumed in smaller amounts. Certainly different.

3
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Received in the homebrew mystery swap. Pretty gold, thin white head. Nose is slightly plastic, honey, somewhat floral with a little light malt and some clay. Flavor is light malt, washed out honey, more plastic. Mouth feel is slick which I’ve experienced with fermented honey in the past.

3
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Does honey alone make this a mead? Surely this is more grain beer than mead! Perhaps braggot or, more generally, hybrid should be added as a category? A very pale, relatively light orangey brown with almost no head at all. Subtle lightly sweet aspect. Some vanilla, a bit of fruity sharpness. Relatively lacking hops with some malt. Low carbonation a bit thick, but not viscous. Lightly sweet up front with appley to wheaty esters. A bit of vanilla again with some light alcohol. The light malt sweetness. Slightly sickly sweetness instead toward the end. A long lingering wheaty aftertaste. Interesting, perhaps a bit complex, but not all that good.


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