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Kuhnhenn Braggot - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 61
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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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.

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

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not normally a fan of the style, but when it comes from
these guys, you just got to jump right in. Served chilled to
cellar temp and poured into an oversized wine glass, this one
was consumed on 02/22/2009.

The pour was nice enough with a rich dark amber color that
was somewhat hazy and cloudy. A nice head of white came up
over the top and settled down into a thin veil that stayed on
top throughout the session. The aroma was loaded with grains,
nice light fruit notes, hints of honey and a light bit of
alcohol. Nice sharp bite as I take my first taste, rich
flavor here, more so then I have seen in the style before.
Nice flavor of honey soaked oak that came across the tonge
very quickly. Smooth, mellow carbonation really let the
flavor explore the palate as light noted of fruit, peaches
and nice touches of light grain and spice. Very intresting
and very smooth with almost no hotness even with the very
high alcohol in this one. Overall another really big winner
from the guys up north. This one was one of the better of the
style I have ever had. Top notch and I would go for it again.

Photo of Sammy
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A sparkling mead with geuzelike sourness. My first braggot, it was crisp, carbonated (wohlfs who brought it to Doug Shoemaker explained the carbonation is from the malt) and different. Dry aftertaste. Refreshing and will have again. Surprising the alcohol was so high, ya don't notice.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to brett for the sample.
poured a soft golden with a wispy head that fell into the ever so slight hint of lace.
the aroma was mainly honey followed by malt with a hint of yeast.
the flavor was fantastic honey intermingled with malt, hint of fresh baked bread and some unidentifed fruit.
the mouthfeel was suryp-slippery-sweet (but ot cloying) with a tingle from carbonation as it went down.
braggot is very drinkable and went well cars water cracker and brie.

Photo of Roman5150
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 Vintage

bottle into tulip

appearance: dark mahogany/copper, no head whatsoever, no lacing

smell: honey, booze, dark fruits, some notes of cherry, grapes

taste: Dark fruits and lots of apple/pear notes off the bat, you can feel the alcohol warmth but for 16% it is very modest. Lots of honey and figs, the finish is dry and smooth with more dark fruits and sweet malts.

mouthfeel: almost zero carbonation, medium bodied yet syrupy

overall: Haven't had much of this style, but this was very drinkable and refreshing. I wonder what the 2 years of age did to this, as the alcohol was very subdued and overall this was a lot more balanced and sweet than I expected. Will buy again if I see it.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass; Winter Solstice 2011 bottling. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a small foamy light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing as expected. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, chocolate, raisin, prune, honey, biscuit, tobacco, light nuttiness, floral, and dark earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and honey notes; with hardly any alcohol presence. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, honey, raisin, prune, biscuit, tobacco, leather, light nuttiness, floral, herbal, and dark earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, dark fruit, molasses, honey, biscuit, tobacco, leather, and dark earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of malt flavors with honey; with hardly any cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for 16%, with only a slight warming noticed after the finish; definitely a slow sipper though. Overall this is a fantastic Braggot style! Incredible complexity and balance of malt/honey flavors; and insanely smooth to sip on for being 16%. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Alright here we go

Poured from the bottle right down the middle of a snifter, very murky brownish amber color with maybe a hint of purple? ahh probably not....

Smell - Is very sweet, a lot of caramel, sugar plums, a lot of candy like sweetness coming through. Smells kind of like a sweetened version of a Old Ale.

Taste - a lot of sweet rasin, plum, caramel a little toffee, all around really good stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium, thought it would be fuller based on the pour, Carbonation is there but you really have to look for it, somehow it works though.

Hard to believe that this is 16%.... Based on taste and mouthfeel I would have guessed right around 9%.

Well this is my first Braggot and it won't be my last (assuming I can actually find someone else who makes on, that I can get in my neck of the woods)

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