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Kuhnhenn Braggot - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 62
Gots: 36 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  12.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 09-22-2003

Braggot is mead and beer combined, this batch won the Bronze medal at 2012 GABF, one of only three medals given to Michigan breweries in the state This batch was made with Michigan Wildflower mead and Scottish Ale. Frank and Eric collaborated to make this award winning mead.
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Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe it's what this style is supposed to be, I don't know, but this was too heavy and syrupy for me.

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of itracy63
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JGlitz87
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (many thanks!). No bottling date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a nearly opaque deep brown with chestnut hightlights and a half finger pale froth. Those bubbles quickly fade to a tiny ring which subsequently disappears entirely without leaving any lace.

Aromas are sweet. Honey, toffee, vague fruits and some caramel.

Taste follows the nose. Honey, unripe dark fruits, toffee, red wine, caramel, raisin bread and a fairly hefty booze heat. All in all this comes accross as a Scotch ale on honey and sugar steroids.

Mildly syrupy, medium full body with a strange carbonation that I feel tingling in my mouth but doesn't show in the glass. The finish maintains that theme of honey, fark fruit and toffee.

Kuhnhenn's Braggot is a nice blend of malty ale and mead. A sweet, enjoyable departure from my typical routine and well worth a try for anyone that may be curious.

Photo of jaasen64
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into teku glass. 2014 vintage, label says 12.8% abv.

A- Pours a muddy looking brownish color with some light translucency around the sides, not much of a head forms but carbonation appears to be fairly lively but not overdone.

S- Very malty, definitely has that scotch ale presence, some caramel, has a little bit of a floral aspect going on, can detect a little bit of booze.

T- Scotch malt, some floral notes, grain, caramel, light sweet honey, booze definitely detectable. Finishes with a more pronounced scotch malt presence and a light honey sweetness.

M- Light fizzy carbonation, alcohol is up front but finishes fairly smooth, medium bodied with a hint of syrupy aspect.

O- I haven't had many other braggots to compare this to, but while I wasn't blown away I thought this was pretty solid. Has a nice malty sweetness to it and you can detect the booze but it drinks a lot easier then you would expect it to.

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jas45678
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LauraTheExplorer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Review of the 2014 bottling of Kuhnhenn Braggot.
This 2014 bottle is a 'Brewery only' release that was included in Kuhnhenn's Winter Solstice Party special mixed six pack.
This Braggot is exceptional IMHO, as brewmaster Todd Schwem found the perfect balance with this beer / mead . I am NOT a fan of honey flavored meads or honey in general, so this Braggot surprised me. I call it lightly sweet with a nice effervescence, and an earthy undertone(must be the beer portion) and a fresh baked shortbread- like character.... Gosh, just a nice quaff ! Very impressed with this.

Photo of LehighAce06
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCW
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Kuhnhenn's Description
2014 -Braggot – 12.8% ABV
The history of Braggot dates back centuries in northern Europe. Braggots are meads made with malted barley in addition to the honey. Our Braggot won a Bronze medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Brewed with wildflower honey and rich, dark specialty malts, the final product is akin to a Scottish Ale, with an added earthy depth and sweetness. Vinous notes combine with earthy flavors and a touch of toffee and biscuit character with just a hint of alcohol warmth. This is a complex sipper sure to warm even the coldest nights.

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJB145
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _morandi_
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of docoman
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had higher expectations for this... I'd say better than OK, but not great.

Photo of dcmchew
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Kuhnhenn Braggot from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.