Brother Adam's Bragget Ale | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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Brother Adam's Bragget AleBrother Adam's Bragget Ale

Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Akin to a barley wine, we suggest this ale as an after dinner drink.

It has a truly unique & sophisticated flavor due to the use of wildflower honey as the catalyst for the production of alcohol. We simply use pale malt and a very small amount of Target hops in this Belgian style ale. The bulk of the body, color and sweetness come from the 2,000 lbs. of honey we add to the boil.

The Brother is cellared for up to a year before it is bottled, which helps to marry the flavors and create the complex palate in this Bragget.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2002

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a wood brown color with a finger's worth of a sly white foamy head. Swiftly dissipated to barely leave any lace.
The aroma centered around the honey then some floral, hay and grassy tones entered in alongside of some lemon sweetness.
The flavor was sweet all of the way through - it's all about the honey. Lemon made a decent effort to try and be underneath. Mild honey sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with some cloying sweetness sticking to my tongue. Mild carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Semi-sticky honey finish.
Overall, good aroma and flavor as a braggot, but if that cloying stickiness could be controlled, this could be one of the great ones.

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Photo of lowlyone
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into 4 oz taster

A: caramel brown body with an off white tan head fairly good clarity

S: very sweet honey caramel toffee

T: very sweet lots of nice honey almost some clove toffee burnt sugars

M: syrupy and heavy very full not thick though a little cloying

O: I never have had this style but I am pretty pleased. if you love honey give this a shot.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shoutout to Pearpicker for this trade!

Poured from a 750ml bottle (bottled on 26Nov13) into a snifter.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that dissipates to a line within one minute. Very dark red-orange in color with a slight cloudiness. Bubbles are moderate and lacing is minimal.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of alcohol and honey that mix with mild aromas of figs, plums, and cherries. A hint of pale malts, roasted malts, and spicy hop flavors can also be detected.
TASTE: Initial taste is a combination of very strong honey flavors that mix with mild alcohol flavors and subtle spicy hop flavors. Mild fig, plum, and cherry flavors enter immediately after as alcohol and hop flavors persist, but honey flavors tone down from very strong to strong. About 5 seconds after initial taste, alcohol flavors become slightly less mild as a dash of pale malts and roasted malts finally enter the palate. And of course, all other flavors persist in their respected strengths.
FEEL: This is such a full-bodied beer that it is nearly syrupy. It sticks to the back of throat and I love it. Subtly carbonated, with an absolute zero dryness in the finish. This leaves the mouth nice and watery, like some sort of elegant dessert.
NOTE: I don't care if I hate the perception of alcohol, this was one dang amazing beer!

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Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy orange-brown with a thin off-white head that dissipates to patches and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, honey, fresh and dried dark fruit, much like a honeyed English barleywine might smell. Flavor is caramel malt, apple and pear juice, honey, figs. Lingering finish of treacle and honey. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A honey forward ale, somewhat sweeter and more carbonated than mead. The honey flavor is well handled; this is only lightly sweet, but the honey flavors are distinct and pleasant. Light fruit flavors appropriate for a Belgian style ale. Unlike the aroma, the flavor is more mead-like than barleywine. Alcohol was lightly noticeable in the aroma, but covered well in the taste, this did not drink like a high ABV ale. I'm a mead fan, but most of those are drier than this and it is nice to taste good honey flavors in a pleasant malt base. Well done. This was a gift from a traveling friend and I don't expect to see it again, but I would very much like to drink this again. Nicely done.

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Photo of doremite
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ari32
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benesi88
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This has been aging since 2009 in my parents cellar. I had this fresh before but I guess I forgot to rate it. This is the only braggot that I have had. Poured into my FFF Teku Glass.

A- Body is a quite muddy/hazy brownish gold hue. Pours with a 1 finger foamy white head that fades somewhat. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Honey, a lot of it. Faint malt/barley in the background, and alcohol...not really astringency but alcohol is definitely present.

T- Upfront is a good bit of barley with honey overtones. A lot of honey is added to the finish-it is the highlight of the flavor but it is still rather soft and not overpowering at all. A bit of alcohol warmth lingers with the soft honey.

F- This has done very well with age. Soft carbonation and a smooth honey-like body. Very little alcohol astringency-but its there. Light to medium weight, smooth, and slightly sticky.

O- Overall this is a very good brew both aged and fresh. Braggots are pretty unique and something that I would like to see done more often. I love the honey accent to it.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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