mmmbeer (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2010 22 oz. bottle with fancy cardboard outer layer letting me know it’s presence ( that’s 75 char., HA!). Served in a YARD STICK- poured a transparent light copper color, low carbonation, middle small white head upon the small glass. Aroma of alcohol, pears, and bad blood. HIts the mouth with a tall medium body, the first taste makes me scream while I show no mercy to those that only drink 2 oz. samples, honey and malt make their presense throughtout, finish reminds me of hatred- but in a good way. The BeerPAGneers in all their presence worship false TWO OZ. tastings, but in the eye of God, become nothing. Except those on a pale white horse. And his name that sat on him was Death.
And Hell followed with him Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Ahh my first Mead, although it says ale on the bottle it also says Braggot which I assume is another word for Mead. Pours clear golden unlike any other beer i’ve seen, it looks like liquid honey, it also has a quickly dissipating head that settles with a small collar around the rim. Aroma is yet again dissapointing, it has no off notes but nothing worth mentioning either. The flavor is much better than the cherry oak Doppelbock, strong flavors of honey and pear, I really like this. Is this really 10% alcohol, man I could drink a ton of this. The hops don’t really come through in the flavor, but I am sure that it would be overly sweet without them. After trying this I would like to try more of this style, tasty stuff. TimE (6349) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2010
Med golden color, little head retention. Very nice nose of pears, honey, peaches, cherries, oak and a touch of herbiness. The mouth surprisingly has very little sweetness, is very well balanced and the alcohol is very well hidden. Smooth honey and pear notes pop-up on top of cherries, oranges and a small herb garden. Lingering sweetish honey finish. Really nice stuff. Very impressed. 50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2010
My first mead. I like this beer. It’s sweet with a layer of flavors including: honey, earth, peyote, and sweet cactus juice. Very interesting. Thanks darkguardian..... jimhilt (2641) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear pale yellow/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is honey, flavor is a different braggot, honey but a different sweetness must be the prickly pear. High ABV is hidden. $8.40 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber shared at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of honey, toasted malts, sweet fruits. The taste is sweet fruits, dates and honey. Medium bodied, low carbonation. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Mild Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Buckwheat Honey
T: Buckwheat Honey, Mild Pear Juice, Mildly Boozy
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a nice balanced braggot with a minimal amount of pear juice. ChainGangGuy (4949) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2010
16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Served up a clear, penny-hued body with a very thin, white head that vanishes near instantaneously.
Smell: Sweetish nose of knapweed honey against some simple wafts of pale malts. The addition of red prickly pear juice, for me, gives the beer a "wild berry" scent, reminiscent of various candies that label their flavor as such (i.e., Wild Berry Skittles).
Taste: Pale malts with some sugary sweet honey tastes. Faint floral accents. More of that "wild berry" prickly pear flavor, which begins to intensify as it warms. Hint of earthy spice. Only the slightest hint of hop character and bitterness. Peppery alcohol tones. Warming, drying finish with a lingering prickly taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Kudos to Widmer for taking the madcap, creative route with this series, although I missed out on Brothers’ Reserve #1. Oops. PPB is an amusing brew, going down fairly easy considering its sweetness and strength. Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On tap at Brass Tap. Pours crystal clear deep gold with bright white head and some lacing. The aroma has lots of malty sugary sweetness with hints of fruitiness and faint sweet honey. The taste is, yep, sweeeeeetness with sugary malts, slick sweet honey and a sense of tropical fruit that runs into the finish. The modest smooth booze notes provide a sense of balance against the sweet sugary onslaught. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Orange County Beer Society bottle share.
I didn’t look too closely at the bottle and I’m stunned to see that this is 10% ABV. After tasting this, I thought it was a well-crafted and sessionable. It had a very nice, slightly sweet flavor, and was enjoyable.