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Twisted Pine Artisan Series - West Bound Braggot - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DavoleBomb on 08-29-2012)
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Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, pepper, spice, and slight citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, spice, honey, and pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting mix of ingredients that work together better in the taste to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rado
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a deep golden yellow/orange, with a 2 inch foamy, fizzy head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells like Citra hops, black pepper, honey, and grass.

Tastes similar, a lot of stuff going on in here, hard to wrap my head around it. Some honey sweetness, some orange and pineapple flavors from the Citra hops, some black pepper spiciness (the Tasmanian pepper berries maybe?). There is a really fresh herbal quality to this, and some gin botanical like qualities to it as well. Really complex and unique. I don't really know what Buddha's hand zest it, or what it tastes like, so I'm not picking it up.

Light bodied, crisp, clean mouthfeel, which is a miracle, given all the flavors that could muddle it up. No bitterness. Medium carbonation.

My first braggot- without comparing it to other braggots, I will say that Twisted Pine knocked it out of the park. I haven't liked many of their other brews, but this hit all the right notes for me.

Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

25.4oz brown bottle, no freshness date.

Patchy lacing, deep golden hue. Aromas of exotic fruit, lemon pith, pepper corn, earthy honey, and bready malt. Citrus twang, spicy, mildly peppery, underlying honey, warming, faint yeast, clean graininess, grassy, fruity with a drying finish.

Very interesting and very extreme with the additions of Buddha's Hand Fruit and Tasmanian Pepper Berries. It is still a full on Braggot and a whole lot of fun to sip.

Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of casadebia
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Lynn1451
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bopttle with waxed over pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a white colour three finger head of fair cream and thickness, and nice retention. Body colour is a transparent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Honey, spice, pale malts, and nordic spice. Residual sugar. An average strength aroma.

T: Honey, heavy spicing, brown/fermented sugar, crystal malt, sweet lemon, and some light citrusy hops.

Mf: Nicely coarse, wet, and well carbonated. A bit nectary. Good thickness and palate presence.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I'd have this again. I quite like this. A tasty brew from twisted pine.

High C+

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It takes all kinds of palates, I guess, but I like the moderate amount of honey flavor. From the 750 ml bottle pours a light, honey-colored brew with a white, persistent foam with a champagne mouthfeel. Aroma of lemon and pineapple.

A nice tart edge offsets the sweetness. For the record, the flavorings include orange blossom honey, Buddha's Hand citron and Tasmanian pepper berries, whatever that is. This is a very pleasant mix of citrus and honey, with a touch of heat. It leaves you with a woody taste in the mouth. I like the fact that this does have both tart and sugary elements, but it's quite edgy with what tastes like Belgian yeast. It dries out toward the end and leaves a hint of that yeasty bitterness.

This seems quite complex and interesting to me, and well worth a try, especially if you aren't crazy about Braggots. They're closing this one out at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Limited release #4 of 12.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. Three fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a bit below average and little lacing is left.

3.5 S: Big honey from the start, like it should be. Huge herbalness including chamomile and dandelion. Earthy and peppery spiciness. Neutral, lightly grainy maltiness. Pleasant nose.

3.5 T: Lots of honey, but I still want some more. Again spicy pepper, herbal tea variety of herbalness, and dirty earth. Clean, grainy malts.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness to it. Smooth.

3.5 D: I'm a big fan of braggots, and while it isn't bad, it's not super complex or super potent. I prefer braggots to have an unholy amount of honey. Still, definitely worth a buy since there is a paucity of braggots on the market and this one is tasty.

Twisted Pine Artisan Series - West Bound Braggot from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.