Prickly Pear Braggot (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Prickly Pear Braggot (Brothers' Reserve Series)Prickly Pear Braggot (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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170 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Malts - Pale
Hops - Alchemy
ABV: 10%
IBU: 20
OG: 23 P

Released April 2010

(Beer added by: jdense on 04-05-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud for sharing. Spring '10 vintage.

Pours a very light head, semi hazy golden honey color.

Nose has sweet candy, big mead like honey character, fruity, boozy, a bit of esters even, light pear like stone fruit.

Taste brings sweet candy, lots of honey, fresh honey, bit of pear, nice fruity stone fruit like character, faint esters with a bit of booze, tingly booze. Finish is still semi sweet, more fruit and faint pear, light tingly estery booze, more drying honey flavor.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, lighter carb, plenty of warming tingly booze.

Overall not bad, but nothing really special.

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Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a small canning jar. Pours a medium orange amber, one finger white head and light lacing. Light fruit and honey aroma. A mild, pleasant malt and honey flavor. Fruit and malt middle. Dry finish although generally fairly sweet. Honey flavors not as intense as mead, but a nice change of pace.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Friday, I tore off the page for my 365-beers-a-year calendar, and this was the beer for 7/06/12. I knew I had a 2010 vintage in the cellar, so tonight was the night I was going to drink it. Put it in the fridge for a few minutes before opening. Poured into a large mouthed goblet. Lots of fizzy champagne-like carbonation, but no head. Random bubbles floated upward continuously. Dark orange color. Aroma was fruity from the prickly pear juice. Taste was interesting. This is my first time to try this style. Sweet from the honey, yet tart from the pear. Very spicy though, made it a slow sipper. Mouthfeel was thin but sticky, so not my favorite. A decent beer hybrid, but not one I'd drink often. Bonus points in the overall category just for the uniqueness.

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Prickly Pear Braggot (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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