Louipa (121) - USA - AUG 12, 2007
I’ve never had Braggot before but apparently its really good. It tastes kinda like if you took the hops out of 90minute IPA, just the malt part, mixed with mead. Which I already like. So its one of the best brews I’ve had. Alcohol is well hidden. Easy as hell to drink. Very Good. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Brilliant golden-copper, with decent creamy head / Herbaceous, honied, steely nose / Full bodied, lush, with good, sweet finish / Complex flavors of honey, burnt sugar, violets, lemongrass, lemons, and oranges. antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draft @ GTMW. A new style for me. Pours a dark copper with a light white head. Very light carbonation. The aroma is sweet! The honey comes through immediately. The flavor is interesting. The sweetness of a mead, cut back by the beer, makes it very drinkable. Very interesting. It tastes pretty good, so I will assume they did a good job on the style. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Rating #200. Bomber from binny’s Chicago on Clark. Nice clear dark amber with lightly carbonated white head. Sweet honey, malt, some aromatic hops, very nice. Flavor is light malt, nice light honey, flowery, bitter pollen, alc is well hidden. Med body with with light carbonation at first that moves to overall flatlike state, but appropiate for a mead. A very nice braggot, not necessarily my favorite style but very good for what it is. I was actually looking forward to a more mead like drink but it is very tasty. Like a honeysickle steeped in a pale ale. Optigon (561) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 Pours brown/orange, clear, with a fine, white head. Aroma is wheat, grass, and honey. Moderate mouth feel with a bit of bubbliness. Sweet, honey and grassy qualities. Very pleasant beer.
DrnkMcDermott (3193) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Folks, with my wife in the hospital following the birth of our daughter, Feb. 22 was my last chance to go home alone and eat greasy pizza, drink beer and watch "Animal House." I wrapped the celebration up with this beer, and frankly, I liked it. Golden honey color under a thin head. Follows up with a light honey smell balanced by golden and caramel malts. Honey is suitably dense, but has been nicely finished so it’s not too sweet. Around it are some nice crisp ale malts that offer support instead of contrast. A nice bottle to celebrate with. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
2007 release, short blurb and info along the right side of label, sampled in wine glass.
Clear appearance, reddish hued orangey golden color, tight off-white head that quickly settled in a thin lacing, a layer of ringed lacing at the top of the glass.
A husky grain and herbal nose with a light sweet honey that meshes with alcohol. At the edges is faint smells of green apple slices and lemon.
Not as sweet as some other braggots I’ve tried, definitely a lot of blonde ale graininess that cuts down on the any sunflower honey sweetness. The honey does have a nice raw character, mellows out any pale malt sugariness. A mild sour citrus comes out towards the end along with grassy herbs and a cleansing hop spiciness. At the end, honey grains and spicy hops meld together for a nice dry finish. Enough moderate carbonation to give the body a good airy light feel.
I think this is a good stab at a braggot by Two Brothers, balanced taste and a pleasant dry sipper. I like the dry finish and the in-check sweetness on this braggot, making this quite drinkable for me, better than a few honey mead and sugary pale malty, overly sweet braggots I’ve tried.
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. theisti (4244) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
22 oz. bottle purchased via mail order for Archer in Chicago. Shared with a bunch of folks at Uber Tavern in Seattle. Pour is mostly clear orange amber not much head. Aroma of ripe red apple and some honey sweetness. Jolly rancher candy is present as well. Taste has honey, apple and some hoppiness to the finish. Drying and grassy. Nice, very unique.