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Slippery Slope - The People's Pint

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 28
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A special blend of 1/2 cider, 1/4 malt and 1/4 honey then delicately spiced with ginger.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-03-2004)
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Reviews by mikeys01:
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mikeys01

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bomber was a 2003 bottle. The intriguing malt/honey/cider beverage known as Slippery Slope pours out a nearly clear amber hue, with no visible head at all and only mild carbonation evident. The aroma is boozy and sweet, with some dark sugary fruit playing in as well. Body is pleasingly medium, no unnecessary weight to this one.

Taste develops and blossoms at it warms towards room temp, tart at first and building to a spicy malt mélange. Sweet honey is present in the finish, as well as a full, tantalizing brandy character. Lots of fruity complexity flows throughout, along with alcoholic warmth to bring you to a land of plum, raisin, bruised apple, and late harvest grapes. Very well constructed and creative “braggot” from the People’s Pint.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2005 04:54:54 | More by mikeys01
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2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 05:11:53 | More by PEBKAC
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -17%
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.)

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:40:12 | More by DirtyPenny
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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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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.

Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2011 22:00:25 | More by Aberration
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73%
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?

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 08:47:05 | More by MoreThanWine
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 21:33:37 | More by msubulldog25
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hopheadjuice

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 21:20:21 | More by hopheadjuice
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 00:12:12 | More by jlindros
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gfreed

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is certainly an interesting Thing, but also an acquired taste. Attractive, shiny amber color with a hint of haze and bubbles galore. Very little in terms of head. Big blast-- and I mean big-- of ginger and molasses and oranges and ginger in the nose. And more ginger. The body is a bit thicker than I expected given the beer's clarity, and the taste is overwhelmed by ginger. There might have been some oranges in there somewhere, but if so they were pounded into the rafters by the ginger. Like ginger ale? You'll love this. It's fizzy and sweet and... uh... gingery.

The 9+% ABV is quite well hidden. I split a bomber with a friend and so wasn't too wobbly afterwards. If you're attacking this beer solo, drink slowly even though you'll want to suck it back like soda. Otherwise you might be a little Weebly afterwards. I enjoyed it once but I probably won't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 22:36:34 | More by gfreed
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albern

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had too many braggot type beers, and this one at 9.8% ABV, is very deceiving. The beer has an orange amber color with an ever so slight bit of haze to it. The nose is sweet malts, honey, and ginger, which is pretty much what you will find in the taste. There is just a bit of a head on the beer, some carbontation, not much lacing.

The beer is a hybrid of sorts, according to the brewer who was pouring at the Menotomy Beer tasting in Arlington, MA this past Sunday. The beer has a definite honeyed sweetness, a slight vinous quality, lots of ginger, but it isn't over the top. The beer has a bit of apple cider and maybe a touch of barley wine. Combine these elements and you have the Slippery Slope Braggot. There is a slight spritzy flavor, maybe a touch of lemon in the body, but I'm convinced that the slight acerbicness of lemon is more the interplay of the honey and the ginger. The beer is fairly light on the tongue and has a very modest aftertaste. This is a change up type of beer and not one I would visit with any regularity.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 21:47:46 | More by albern
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HopHead84

California

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed on 11/6/2009 with largadeer and dyan. Largadeer grew tired of small talk so he popped the cap and downed numerous gulps of this Braggot. When he removed the bottle from his mouth, foam shot out of his mouth, his nose, and the bottle. It's safe to say the beer was very carbonated. Masterful opening! It appears dark orange with a 2 finger head. The nose is ginger...ginger...ginger? It reminds me a bit of a ginger cider with nose of Granny Smith apples and a bit of honey. The flavor is sweet honey segueing into an aggressive blast of spicy ginger palate abuse. Eh...too much ginger...and way too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 06:49:51 | More by HopHead84
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