Megachile Pluto Braggot | Bridge Road Brewers

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Megachile Pluto BraggotMegachile Pluto Braggot

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Bridge Road Brewers

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brendan13 on 08-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Stew41
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well executed beer here. Good complexity on the nose with spice, cinammon and honey. Mead-like in many respects. Palate is surprisingly light for a 10%er; mild honey, more exotic spices, some sweetness, and a touch of heat from the alcohol. Subtle, almost, but good balance. Good value too.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy, Hellish red with very lacklustre head, just a ring of bubbles sitting around the edge, no real lace either. Looks heavy, but very bland.

Smells curious. Very malty with a big sticky caramel and honey aroma. Touches of some capsicaian and other vegetative notes and a touch of green apple as well. Fermented honey gives a slight brown bread edge; it's sweet enough and quite boozey. Curious, but I'm not in love with it.

Taste is very hot and rich to the max. Burnt toffee flavours develop a hot brandy booziness on the mid with a malt liquor richness but a decent hint of brown sugar that helps add nuance to the sweetness. Finishes with a slightly bitter vegetative note with an unfortunate compost edge. Not very clean, a bit dour and almost drab, really. Overall, the biggest issue here is that despite its strength, it's not that flavoursome. It just doesn't have a lot of complexity, just richness and strength. Admittedly this is a bit old, but I would expect at 10% and no necessity for hops that it would hold up better than this.

Quite watery and thin on the feel, really surprising for the ABV and a bit of a shame. This I did not expect.

Yeah, too strong for everyday drinking and not a huge amount of flavour on the palate to like. A disappointment from Bridge Road; I've drunk better beer and better mead.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thought I'd missed out on trying this one, and then, bang!, @LaitueGonflable surprises me with a bottle. Cheers!

Pours a pleasant reddish amber colour, with flashes of true ruby when held to light. Head is almost non-existent, just a few soapy bubbles around the rim. Looks pretty flat. Colour is nice enough, but the lack of head is disappointing.

Nose is dark and robust, with a good port-like twang. Actually a hint of madeira. Quite sweet, but with this robust darkness as well, and a slight acetone or boozy note. Interesting, but not particularly captivating.

Taste is in some senses rather thin, the feel in particular. The sweetness rather abandons it here, leaving just the dark aged character on the back with the port-like booziness. Some honey notes on the back, but the characters, not the sweetness. Not great, but with some interest.

An interesting brew, but not necessarily one I enjoyed that much. Too thin on the palate, and the characters it does have seem out of balance. Still very pleased to have tried it, however.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark coppery brown. Very small head. Somehow elegant though.
Nose shows lots of honey with hints of gum tree blossom and some underlying soft alcohol and grainy malt. Definitely centred towards the honey rather than the malt.
Very bold boozy flavours, still quite a lot of sweet honey mixing with cinnamon before the alcohol and mild hops bitterness roll though, blasting everything else. Definitely one fore sipping.
Mouthfeel is light but velvety smooth (thanks to the alcohol?). Very low carbonation.
I think I'd like more malt, it seems to drop short after the initial burst of honey.

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Photo of brendan13
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark copper with only a thin whisp of head that falls very quickly.
S - Strong honey aroma with what seems like christmas pudding touches.
T - Much the same as the aroma with both honey and christmas pudding qualities.
M - Medium to full bodied with sweetness lingering.
D - My first Braggot. Interesting. Worth trying & thanks to Bridge Road brewing something like this but I probably won't be buying another.

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Megachile Pluto Braggot from Bridge Road Brewers
3.51 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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