Aquavit Barrel-Aged Braggot | Breakside Brewery

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3.72/5
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8 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States
breakside.com

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Honey ale aged in a Krogstad Aquavit barrel with strong notes of anise and caraway.

Added by msubulldog25 on 10-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1
Ratings:
8
pDev:
11.83%
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours are dark gold, similar to a traditional Bohemian pils or Maibock, with an energetic head that shrinks but never goes away entirely. Aroma is fantastic: that "Normandy cidre funk" aroma with anise, sweet honey, honeydew rind, black licorice, maybe sarsaparilla, very slight eucalyptus... just a lot of potentially strong herbs that seem to entice the senses but never overpower.

The mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy and a little cloying. Here the "herbal" characteristic of the beer may be a little bit too much, at least more than the typical Breakside subtle touch. Definitely tannic, and though it may be from the barrel to me it seems more vegetal, like tannins from tea leaves.

I think the flavor is very good, but a little overpowering. Overall a very good example of a rare (I've never heard of an aquavit braggot combo before) style that can push the boundaries a bit and challenge the senses.

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Aquavit Barrel-Aged Braggot from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 8 ratings