Exit 3 Blueberry Braggot | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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165 Ratings
Exit 3 Blueberry BraggotExit 3 Blueberry Braggot
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Exit 3 is the gateway to a lot of farmland, so we’re using one the state’s favorite crops– blueberries. Braggot is an ancient style– written about since the 12th century. This Braggot features local blueberries and honey, a very limited amount of hops and is fermented with Belgian-style yeast. The result is a straw colored beer with blueberry highlights. On the first sip you will note a light sweetness along with citrus notes followed by a well rounded malt character. The beer has a medium full body.

Added by tkdchampxi on 01-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,295
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
165
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
49
Trade:
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 56
Reviews by Bobolinksy:
Photo of Bobolinksy
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L- Poured gently into a brandy snifter. Almost no head, just a little around the edge of the glass. Description says it has a straw color but I would say more of a gold-amber color.

S- Smells like a belgian ale. There's a faint blueberry scent. Amazingly for a 15% ABV beer, there was very little booziness and only towards the tail end of a long sniff.

T- Interesting. I had to really try to discern the blueberry. Mostly it tasted like a mellow Belgian ale with a hint of booziness. It leaves a sweet aftertaste.

F- Thicker than I expected and maybe a little oily? Not unpleasant though. For such a high ABV, there was more carbonation than I expected which was a pleasant surprise.

O- My hat's off to Flying Fish. This is a dangerous beer. Eminently drinkable with less booziness than some 9%er's that I've had. Tread softly but enjoy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RacerX5k
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

NO. As in, there's NO way this is 15% ABV. Compare drinking this to 2 BCBS, there is no comparison. Doesn't drink as big as Lagunitas High Westified at 12.1% either.

Regardless, looks good and smells great. Taste is overwhelmed by the Belgian yeast, typical bubblegum. No blueberry taste at all. Not much else going on here. Barely strong enough for the $8 and next time ...

Pass.

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Photo of rbail012
2.94/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The beer was to Yeasty and thick

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Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Where the hell are the blueberries in this!?

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Photo of Xxambersky89
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste is deep honey, toffee, earthy hops, light sour fruit, and faint berries as it warms. This one did not feel like it was 15% ABV. The fruit was not as pronounced as I was hoping it would be. Above average, but not sure if I would get this again.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with some moderate sedimentary haze. There's a fingernail of beige around the rim and just a trace of it elsewhere. Lots of vibrant carbonation bubbles. The aroma is of wildflowers honey and blueberries. I'm tasting honey throughout the palate with the blueberries offering a suggestion of tartness. There's a citrus note at mid palate that provides a gentle rush of bitterness. The mouth is highly carbonated, dense, lightly oily and dry.

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Photo of acurtis
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsnouffer
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of citizencane
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale amber with moderate head and decent lacing as I drink out of flight glass. Smell is grain, sour, and berry. Taste is same, with much stronger blueberry. Feel is a touch dry, but nowhere near 15%. I kid you not, I just looked at th ABV on the menu after guessing this was maybe 6 or 7 something. Almost no alcohol taste...berry and bread notes shine through. Would I have again? You bet.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shade1951
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed this one on several occasions. A very welcome change from the glut of IPAs on the market.

It's not great, but it's quite good. There is a hint of sweetness, though I'm not sure that my palate is sensitive enough to identify blueberries in the flavor. Carbonation is good. Mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side. The high ABV is a plus.

A good beer for colder weather.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my sister for this one.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a semi-cloudy golden color with a half finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off mildly.
The aroma centered around a blend of honey, sweet blueberry flesh, bready malt, light cream, and a touch of grass.
The flavor was fairly sweet throughout combining all of the previously mentioned aromas. Semi-sticky sweet honey and blueberry aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a noticeable stickiness to it. Light expected boozy heat penetrating my tongue. Mild honey and blueberry finish.
Overall, as a fan of blueberries, I'd say yes. As a braggot, well all I can tell anyone reading this is that a braggot is the beer version of a mead. Me, this is good enough to come back to.

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Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwgduke
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chessiejackson
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my faves. The blueberry totally dissipates the feel of a 15% abv beer. I could almost drink this in the summer. Pretty sweet but not overbearing. Nice full body too. Poured a growler into a snifter and it was delicious. New Jersey!

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Photo of Webbydag1
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fruity notes and big flavor.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alcohol is very present. Almost like a liqueor. Sticky sweet. Very interesting. Not necessarily blueberry, but a strong fruit presence.

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Photo of nick_perry
1.3/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Excessively sweet and boozy. Notes of blueberries, but they’re artificial tasting. Structure is really odd. Possibly one of the worst beers I’ve ever had.

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Exit 3 Blueberry Braggot from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 165 ratings