Slippery Slope | The People's Pint

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The People's Pint
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-03-2004

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4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a style I have often, but this intrigued me.

The apple is more prominent than the ginger, which is thankfully subtle. The apples came across as slightly tart to me, this works well with the sweet honey/braggot base. Dangerously refreshing and easy to drink for such a big beer. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a gravity cask served at the restaurant, they were pouring 3 variations
1 on Blackberries, 1 with Lemon, Orange and Habenero and the base version which will be reviewed.
A - Translucent, orange blossom color, gentle carbonation feeds a thin band at the top of the pour.
S - Honey, apple, a hint of clove, and floral noble hop. The nose is sweet and has that apple forward
T - Complex, a bit spicy, flavors of apple, hops, nice malt base, the spices circle around forever, as
it warms the offering turns sweeter, the 9% is well hidden, dangerously so.
M - Slick, and full coating, the linger is forever and slightly sweet.
O -Thoroughly enjoyed this, a sipper well suited to the fall weather.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeamusLight
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slippery Slope is a holiday essential for Massachusetts residents. This is a mead (a braggot to be specific) Pours opaque gold, and tastes of pure ginger. You will find few products in the liquor store which resemble this spicy, honey-laden brew.

I you've never had something like this, give it a try.

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Photo of Red34
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very unique. Lots of ginger. Lots of honey. Unlike anything you'll try. This libation has a cult following, if you can get some, you shouldn't pass it up.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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2.88/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of DirtyPenny
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
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.)

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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Slippery Slope from The People's Pint
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 63 ratings