Pioneer Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip Braggot
The Lone Pint Brewery

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Ranked #6
Ranked #15,749
3.96 | pDev: 11.36%
The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States
Very Good
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Refuge, THE Woodlands, TX

L: Not much head but this is a good pour. You can see a bit of lacing. Pretty solid deep amber, you cannot see through it.

S: Orange and honey nose, quite assertive.

T: Follows nose. Really nice citrus and sweetness mitigated by piney bittering hopping. Chewy yeasty malt backbone.

F: Medium body and a bit of carbonation. Construction and balance are solid.

O: This is a very good braggot. They should brag about this braggot.

Apr 13, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught at the Draughthouse Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX. Reviewed from notes taken in Fall 2014.

HEAD: 1 finger worth of head, White in colour. Nice softness, creaminess, and thickness. Pretty good (~4-5 minute) retention. No lacing adheres to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Vibrant translucent copper colour with gold hues. Clean; no yeast/lees/sediment is visible within.

Appears well-carbonated. A good looking braggot.

AROMA: Great hop profile - floral notes, sticky fruity juicy hops, heavy nectar, flowery and sappy notes, mango, peach. Pale, Munich, and honey malts balance out any bitterness. Pleasantly sweet and mead-evocative, with plenty of honey flavour.

Pleasant and appealing. Aromatic intensity is moderate.

Clean, lacking any dirty yeasty aromatics. No off-notes or alcohol is detectable.

TASTE: The honey/mead foundation fits well with the pale malt, honey malt, and Munich malt base. The hop profile is quite pleasant, bringing all the flavours the aroma suggested. Pleasantly sweet and nectary.

An even, cohesive blend of mead and beer. Balanced if a bit simple for a braggot. Quite enioyable in spite of being on the shallow side.

Average flavour duration and intensity. Some alcohol warmth is noticeable, unfortunately.

I find no overt yeasty flavours or off-flavours.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, soft, medium to full-bodied, thick, coating, and well (if a bit over) carbonated.

This texture suits the taste generally well, but it doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific notes. A sticker mouthfeel might play better with the honey.

OVERALL: It's a nice braggot, but it isn't up there with the best expressions of the style. I might nab it again if I see it, but it's not world class fare by any stretch. Well worth trying, and it's nice to see a Texas brewery doing a braggot.

B- (3.42) / WORTHY

Jun 26, 2017
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Premo88 from Texas

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

25.4 oz. bomber poured into nonic

L: light yellow, 100% crystal clear, pushes up about 1-inch head of white foam that sticks a little; loads of bubbles rise in the glass producing a full skin and thick collar; very light color, almost with a greenish hue; stunning; no major lacing but still beautiful

S: bread malt, honey, American hoppy orange and floral ... very sweet ... as it pours, it creates a dessert-wine cloud that is both sweet and strong, a wine-alcohol note; apricot

T: honey-coated citrusy hops ... candied orange; bread malt; flowers ... like a flowery air freshener condensed into flavor, not bitter; a big swallow has a slight medicinal/rubbing alcohol note, but in sips, the 10% ABV is well hidden; apple, sweet apple cider; apricot; slight earthiness builds up over time, and it begins tasting more and more like a medium-dry white wine, tart but sweet grapes

F: midweight with a midrange level of carbonation that allows for a constant ale softness

O: another great brew from Lone Pint; the hops give it a great balance of flavors and stamp it as "beer", not just honey-wine mead, and keep it from becoming too sweet

May 22, 2016
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Myotus from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 46°F from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Consumed on 17Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with a half fingers worth of white foam that shrivels down into a line within 35 seconds. Dark gold in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of peaches, nectarines, and apricots entangle with mild aromas of bittersweet honey and subtle bread, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, fig, and plum aromas.
TASTE: Strong flavors of apricot, peach, and nectarine first strike the palate and are immediately followed by mild bitter hop flavors. Mild bittersweet honey and subtle bread flavors further unravel the taste profile. Subtle orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors, along with hints of figs and plums enter lastly as all previous flavors persist, except for honey, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Full-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the carbonation. Finishes with a mild dryness.

Feb 18, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fun one! Had it draft poured into a snifter. A light cloudy yellow with an herbal sweet smell. Not much of a head or lacing. A crisp lemony taste, very fruit and pleasant. It is very refreshing!

Jan 16, 2016
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy golden amber color with a thick carbonated head. Head retention is non-existent. Lacing is mild. Very floral aroma with some honey. Alcohol content is very evident here. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Very floral with some honey and hoppy spice. Alcohol content is very evident. Nice alcohol burn going down. I think it is the combination of the spice and alcohol content that is a little off putting for me. This is my first venture into this style of beer. I have had it saved for about 9 months as well, so I am not sure how well it ages either. My thought is that with the high alcohol content and malty base, it would age well. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Has a nice clean, crisp finish, though. Good for sipping. Just needs more hops.

Sep 20, 2015
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Brittian from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

not really a traditional braggot in my opinion. Though I do not have much experience with the style.
It was missing a lot of honey flavour. Plus no really out of the ordinary flavor, which I expect with a braggot

May 04, 2015
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JoeyZ from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I didn't give it a 5 because this is my first Braggot ever and needed to leave space. But I enjoyed this beer tremendously, again and again...

Got it on tap at the brewery and served in Pint Glass.

A: White head two fingers thick, quickly receding. Golden Color and clear
S: Fruity sweetness mixed with malts
T: Sweet with nice hint of hops. It was balanced for all that was going on, and nice crisp finish
M: Not overwhelming, left you wanting more
O: Nice introduction into the Braggot Style... Something new to me and different

Feb 20, 2014
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Hops4Pops from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From growler into a snifter.
A bit of Texas history. This beer is named after a Comanche Indian War Chief named Buffalo Hump. His name translated is Po-cha-na-quar-hip which meant "erection that won't go down". This is a big beer. LOL.
A: Beautiful. Eggshell white head two fingers thick, quickly receding. Light amount of lacing that is somewhat sticky and quickly disappearing. Nice carbonation feeding the surface. Bubbles from foam size up to 1/8 inch. Golden amber in color. Clear as a bell.
S: Apple, mango, orange, honey, malt, hops.
T: The same as the smell. Sweet with a balancing by hops. Very interesting, complex and well balanced. Crisp finish. Only hint of the ABV is slight warmth on tongue in the finish.
M: Smooth and creamy. Crisp, tart finish with the warmth of alcohol.
O: A very nice braggot.

Dec 29, 2013
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