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Kuhnhenn Braggot - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 61
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: marburg on 09-22-2003)
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 03:47:42 | More by mikesgroove
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 02:29:49 | More by Sammy
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Roman5150

Spain

4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 04:42:41 | More by Roman5150
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2006 19:50:02 | More by plaztikjezuz
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superspak

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:00:01 | More by superspak
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +9%
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)

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 00:31:55 | More by nickapalooza86
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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HardyA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-27-2013 02:58:42 | More by HardyA
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-04-2013 07:26:14 | More by drewone
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JLG193

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-11-2012 15:15:25 | More by JLG193
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Czar_chasm

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2012 18:46:24 | More by Czar_chasm
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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adamant1912

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from 2011 poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a thin layer of tan bubbles that dissipates rapidly. Because there’s barely any head, there’s no lacing. The beer is hazy with no appreciable bubbles. There’s definitely some legs on the side of the glass.

S – The most noticeable aromas are honey and grapes. Upon looking closer, dark fruits like figs and raisins become more noticeable.

T – The taste is sweet all the way through with honey, brown sugar, grape, raisin, and fig flavors.

F – Medium-bodied with not much carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a sweet and slightly dry finish. There’s definitely some warmth from the alcohol at the finish.

O – This is my first braggot, but it seems to fit the description of the style very well. It was definitely a tasty and unique experience and was very drinkable given the high ABV. It seems like they’re pretty tough to come by, but I’d like to try some more examples of this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 19:49:59 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into an Old Engine Oil snifter. Thanks to whoever opened this at the tasting.

A: Flat, clear mahogany body. Meh.

S: Sweet honey, dark fruit, and some faint meatiness. Light booze. Quite nice.

T: Strong and sweet, with some honey, toffee, candied fruit, and booze. Tasty.

M: Still, sticky, and smooth. Ok.

O: One of the best Braggots I've had, this one really did combine the best of its beer and mead elements into something special. Killer concoction from Kuhnhenn.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 01:27:24 | More by woosterbill
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Greywulfken

New York

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 2011 winter solstice bottling at 16.0% abv poured a deep barely translucent burgundy; no head to speak of - just some errant bubbles around the collar. If I knew what braggots should look like, I might've given it a better score, but I found it to be unremarkable in appearance

S: sweet dark fruits, caramelly malts

T: sweet balance of honey and malt creating a kind of brown sugar taste; some spice notes - I dunno - makes me think of clove or nutmeg and the kind of sugary dessert spices you find in Christmas and Thanksgiving pies and such - reminds me a lot of the Samiclaus Bier I had a while back (which was categorized as a doppelbock incidentally)- in the mouthfeel, too...

M: very thin and slick - how they hid such a high abv is beyond me, but I don't detect it at all; leaves a nice sweet holiday dessert spice aftertaste - like I had plum pudding with brandy

O: another one of those (for me at least, never having had mead or a braggot before) really unique beers. I thoroughly enjoyed the drinking of it - it was so innocuous and easy-drinking, but at the same time, I probably would go with a barleywine just as easily. Don't get me wrong, though, if you are a true beer advocate, it is worth the buy.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 17:36:14 | More by Greywulfken
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, 2011 vintage, shared by Marco. Thanks!

A: Pours a reddish brass color, no head.

S: Beautiful waxy honey aroma. Deep and sweet. Hints of apple and whole wheat bread.

T: Honey, bready grain, slight warmth, a bit vinous. Drinks like it's 7%, not 16%.

M: Thick, slightly syrupy body. No hint of alcohol.

O: Definitely one of the better American braggots I've had. The honey aroma and flavor is deep and satisfying and the alcohol is incredibly well-hidden.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 06:47:31 | More by Etan
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Kuhnhenn Braggot from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.