Meet Your Maker | Craggie Brewing Company

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Craggie Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by on 03-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by atsprings:
Photo of atsprings
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Craggie Public House, listed as a Barley Wine, served in a Willis glass a very murky orange with a decent off white head that lasts as a thin layer and leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice amount of caramel malts and slight pine hops. The taste is a nice amount of burnt caramel malts with a nice pine hop backbone an just a bit of alcohol presence. The beer is on the heavy side of medium with a nice subtle dryness that smooths things out nicely. This is

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Called Meet Your Maker Barley wine style ale at the brewery tap.Poured a rich deep bronze with well defined one finger off white head that held well.Big raisin,and caramel in the nose,not much hop presence,but the malt tones are very rich.Sweeter on the palate with dark fruit,and caramel malt being the main components,a bit of leather and alcohol comes in late,there is a slight piney hop flavor that comes as the beer warms.A well made English style Barleywine,big malt flavors going on.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from growler into a Green Man snifter (Craggie needs to make a snifter, just saying.). Poured red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, and subtle sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, fruit, slight citrus hop, and very subtle sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Definitely had both a good flavor and aroma going on in this one. Not my favorite from the style that I've had, but still pretty good. I was really surprised at how complex the flavor was though based on the aroma. Definitely worth trying or ticking for sure!

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Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintner's in Charlotte. Nice amber pour with an off white head. About a fingers worth and laces the glass nicely.

Aroma up front has a resiney pine whiff to it. Malt and yellow raisin are there as well.

Hops are not nearly as prevelent in the taste as in the aroma. Plenty of caramel and toffee, citrus and pine accent. Finish is some hop and burnt brown sugar bitterness.

Very nice nearly creamy mouthfeel. Heavy side of medium bodied. Not overly warming, alcohol is not overly present other than in the effects.

First beer I've had from this brewer and I am impressed. Will have to see if I can find this place in Asheville.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber liquid that was full of carbonation and chains of bubbles could be scene streaking skyward. Nice three inch head formed on the top, but quickly faded, leaving behind only the slightest bit of foam on the top and a decent amount of side glass lace throughout the session.

Not much in the way of hops coming through on the nose, maybe some earthy grass like notes, but that was about it, nothing really spectacular as far as aroma. The flavor was decidedly different then anything I had had previously. It had that really clear English ale like flavor, but was really damn strong! Lots of bready and grain like taste in this one, with what almost was a grape like fruit taste in there as well, rather strong

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Served up a clear, amber-gold body with a thin, white head.

Smell: An especially sweet-scented beer, with pointed notes of candy caramel, toffee... really just a big aroma of cooking sugars swirled up with dark fruits.

Taste: As adumbrated by the bouquet, the beer is a big twofold dose of sweetness and fruitiness. Toothsome tastes of caramel, golden syrup, and toffee with a vibrant macerated fruit flavors of figs and golden raisins. The English hops don't contribute too terribly much flavor or bitterness, with only a hint of spiciness. Dries out merely a smidge, even the alcohol tries to thin things out, but it still finishes heavy, sweet, and fruity.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Simply abound with residual sugars, it's even sweeter than anticipated, best made for slow, thoughtful sipping alongside a glass of water.

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Meet Your Maker from Craggie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 6 ratings