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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States
lonepint.com

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maxwere on 10-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Hops4Pops:
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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of maxwere
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bmurray10
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cfrobrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of E-McFarden
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of JoeyZ
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
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

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Photo of thereal_adam
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Pioneer Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip Braggot from The Lone Pint Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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