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Slippery Slope - The People's Pint

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 27
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-03-2004

A special blend of 1/2 cider, 1/4 malt and 1/4 honey then delicately spiced with ginger.
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 43
Photo of SeamusLight
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slippery Slope is a holiday essential for Massachusetts residents. This is a mead (a braggot to be specific) Pours opaque gold, and tastes of pure ginger. You will find few products in the liquor store which resemble this spicy, honey-laden brew.

I you've never had something like this, give it a try.

Photo of Red34
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very unique. Lots of ginger. Lots of honey. Unlike anything you'll try. This libation has a cult following, if you can get some, you shouldn't pass it up.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of PEBKAC
2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bomber shared at Southampton. Thanks to BanditBrewingCO for the oddity & the homebrew. :)

Murky, honey pour. Quarter inch of white head. Looks like farmhouse cider.

Smell is strong with ginger & rubbing alcohol. Cider & floral notes in the backdrop.

Taste is crazy potent, tangy ginger cider. Doughy malt. Sharp sweetness. Hard alcohol. Lemon. Yeasty finish. Decent carbonation, but very starchy.

Real flavors save it from a very bare bottom rate, but just way too much of everything. This is Cave Creek Chili, Dixie White Moose level dare stuff.

Photo of DirtyPenny
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22-oz bomber into my Birra Morretti chalice.

A: Poured with 2 fingers of light beige head. Beer itself is a clear and sparkling light amber.

S: The smell of apples and ginger are strong in this one, to the point that it's a bit harsh, even right out of the fridge. If you took a sniff of this you could almost swear it was floor polish. Yikes.

T: Very dry and tart with sharp, champagne-like qualities. Bitter and pungent. Tartness hits the tongue first followed by granny smith apple and an odd medicinal/cleanser sort of a taste with a rocket of ginger and a touch of lingering bitterness.

Gets sweeter and a little less astringent as it warms, but the sweetness is somewhat cloying. Tastes a little like potpourri as it approaches room temp, and the ginger gets a little less rough.

M: Light and very dry. Again, champagne-like.

O: I can't picture this passing muster at a black mass. If you're going to drink it anywhere, do not do it at any satanic ceremonies or goat-based rituals. Might be good when paired with a nice meal, and it becomes more palatable as it warms and the sweetness comes out, but it still isn't something I could see drinking all by its lonesome. Too harsh without something to distract the palate, like the sudden appearance of the man-goat.

This is my first go with a braggot. The cider and ginger overwhelm any other characteristics. Not sure if this is a bad thing or not, but there you are.

(Insert kicking rad pipe organ solo here.)

Photo of mlazzaro
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22. oz. bottle - last one at the store. can't find a date. Labeled 9%.

Amazingly clear "beer". Bright amber color. Almost no head. Good carbonation going. Really Beautiful beverage. Smells spicey and wine-like. Hop give a citrus-piney aroma. I feel like I smell menthol... Super unique, but very strange smell.

Flavor is much more beer like. Honey lends a thinner body. The roll of flavors at the end is really impressive. Starts mild and finishes spicey/sweet/boozy/Piney/Citrusy. Leave a very wine like after-sip mouthfeel. Everyone else loves it, I think its kinda weird but interesting. To call this a braggot? Its a drink, enjoy.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Aberration
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the source!

Looks very appealing, hazy amber colored...maybe bordering on dark gold.

Smells like ginger and honey. Very enticing.

Tastes like a mead but drinks like a barelywine. Very tasty. Malty too! Not much hop presence but it doesn't need it at all.

Mouthfeel is good. Feels like there's a zing there that may be the alcohol or maybe the ginger. Lightly carbed, enjoyable.

I drive out to greenfield just to drink this every year. Magical. Recommended if you're in the area.


Photo of MoreThanWine
1/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looked like no head at all would appear then it gurgled up about 1/16" of foam for about 15 seconds and disappeared. Looks like iced tea. There's a few bubbles but otherwise it tastes flat. Smell is remotely beer-like, more like cider actually. Taste I'd call a tainted apple cider, kind of an unsweetened apple with a hint of ginger. Frankly I question whether this even should count as beer. If you gave a non-beer-advocate an unlabelled glass of this I think they'd take a few sips and ask where'd you get the lame juice?

Photo of msubulldog25
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was sorting through a stack of old papers and, is sometimes the case, a few stray hand-written reviews were rediscovered. Judging by the surrounding bill stubs/receipts, I tried this in May/June 2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter; Unfiltered and Bottle Conditioned, 'Allow yeast to settle before serving'. I recall Alan/BanditBrewingCo sending this in late 2009...

'A blend of Apple Cider, Honey and Barley Malt with fresh Ginger'

A: Lavender-hued golden pour, careful decanting means the first few ounces are divinely clear (refills show a dusting of yeast flecks, fragments of a deeper bottom of the bottle-coating gunk). Crispy white fizz barely covers at each fill, disappearing in mere seconds. Good rising carbonation, but no lace whatsoever.

S: Big aroma of apple mash, sugared and yeasty, and flowery-sweet honey. Something earthy/spicy and dessert-like: pumpkin pie, buttered crust, sticky toffee.

T: Some kind of memorable flavor-wise: crushed/fermented apples scream of 'FALL', more pie-crust breadiness, ground spice (nutty) and the wonderful zing of shaved ginger root. Then there's the honey/mead - not so sweet, blending well with the fruits. I have had a few braggots and this comes across as the best-balanced and probably the most flavor-rich.

M: Never though a nearly 10% ale could be so 'refreshing', but that's exactly what this is. Modestly perky carbonation, the zesty tang of ginger and the mild tang of cider. Medium body, thin yeasty coating but not sticky.

D: The spice here reminds me of a Ginger Pale tried a while back from WA's Trade/ Route/Laughing Buddha... but the exotic spice plays in a more interesting way here, muddled with apples and honey. Certainly a malty brew, and one to be reckoned with for its conniving booziness, but ultimately one I'm happy to have tried and would seek for a second taste.

Photo of hopheadjuice
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. brown Bomber

Pours a beautiful pale amber-rose with a thin layer of little bubbles.

Aromas start off strong with ginger and apple, as I inhale deeper i can smell sweet, sweet honey.

Taste of ginger right away with apple, plum, and honey following suit. Warm alcohol presence through out the entire bottle. Everything seems to blend together perfectly in this beer, not one ingredient overpowers the other. This braggot was extremely pleasing and very sophisticated. Not at all like cider as some people think.

Pleasing light mouthfeel with nice sparkly/prickly carbonation which i thought was perfect for all the flavours to pull through.

I really enjoyed Slippery Slope from The Peoples Pint, I've enjoyed all of their offerings i've tried now. Wouldnt drink more than one bottle a month though it's more of a special occasion thing.

Photo of jlindros
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Wow, completely flat, just a few bubbles floating on the top probably from the air mixed in on the pour. Super clear golden yellowish brown apple juice color.

N: Some toasty aromas, like baked crust, lots of spices and pumpkin aromas, reminds me alot of some of the pumpkin pie beers of the fall. Cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, a little sweet honey, apple i think.

T: Bleh, not so great. It's pretty sweet, with some honey flavors. A little bit of syrupy taste. Then sour apple, the not so tasty kind. Lots more spices, a ton of cinnamon, little nutmeg, a bunch of candied ginger, macintosh apple, a slight boozy taste, spicy as in boozy spicy, some acidity, no real malts, hops, or beer like tastes in general to speak of. I knew it was a braggot, and has some mead, apple, ginger, etc, but I was expecting at least some beer form, and some nice tasting mead. If all the flavors were much more subtle, or removed some of them, let them shine their own way, it might be nicer, but all those harsh flavors contrasting each other, just thrown together is not my thing.

M: Medium body with a little thinness, no carbonation to speak of, a Tomme'd bottle.

F: Dries off quite a bit, with the help of the fermented honey. Lingering spices and ginger just dominate the finish for a long time. Some spiciness and the booze makes my tongue feel like I just used mouthwash... for 5 minutes. A bitterness that comes from the ginger I think. Might be nice to have with sushi, but otherwise not my cup of tea.

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Slippery Slope from The People's Pint
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