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.

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Photo of portia99
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at BBQ joint at the brewery...served in a snifter by the cutest bartender I've been served by in a long time.

A - Pours a hazy, somewhat dirty light brown color with some amber highlights. Small attempt at forming a head, but this quickly fades quickly to leave just a hint of a collar around the glass.

S - Some alcohol up front followed closely by caramel, some sugary sweet malt, and a healthy dose of honey. Not much for a hop presence.

T - Overall it gives a sweet impression. Lots of caramel, some molasses and honey. Lightly grainy with some toasted malt flavors. A bit warm with some noticeable alcohol in the flavor that gives this some bite and takes away a bit from the overall flavor impression. Perhaps this would mellow out a bit with some age.

M - Medium bodied with an overall sweetness that gives a bit of a sticky impression. Carbonation is very light, not quite still or Lost Abbey like in lack of intensity but quite mild. Alcohol warmth morphing into a bit of a burn as it warms in the glass. Definitely a sipper.

D - A snifter of this is just about the perfect amount. Alcohol is a bit on the intense side limiting its drinkability. Nice sweet flavors - most likely this would be even more enjoyable in front of a fire on a winter night rather than outside on a warm summer day. Might also benefit from a bit of age to temper the alcohol heat just a bit.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Nothin' like sippin' a braggot while watching an international law-based film ("Pirate Radio" for the interested). It pours a partly cloudy garnet topped by a minor bit of ecru foam. The nose comprises honey (wow, no way!), white grapes, cane sugar, riesling, wheat, maple syrup, light citrus hops, and well-baked biscuits. The taste is very similar, with the honey and white wine-ish notes taking center stage, and then some. A nice bit of orange peel bitterness rides on up near the end to provide an added layer of complexity. The body is a hefty medium, with a light carbonation and an almost chewy feel. Overall, a solid braggot, but not necessarily something to constantly return to.

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Photo of deereless
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Good head retention for a high alcohol beer, the color reminds me of a slightly opaque iced tea, little visible activity in the beer, the beer moves with a slight sluggishness indicating some viscosity - 4.00, S: Noticeable orange and spice, honey is apparent though not overpowering, alcohol makes a showing, some fig and mild raisin aromas - 4.25, T: Palate is slanted towards that of an distilled liquor rather than a beer/mead, alcohol has a large role on the flavor profile and reminds me a little of rum, some golden raisin and dark molasses like sweetness - 3.50, M: Dry and with a very fine sandpaper like grit - 3.50, D: My first braggot so I'm not sure what to really expect, at the same time this seemed even less like a beer than what I was expecting, the high alcohol puts enough of a dry burn to take away a little from the drinkability - 2.50

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

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

Claimed as a style of barleywine that dates back some thousand years in Wales, at face, this is one of Atlantic's more creative offerings. Brewed with both malted barley and fresh Maine honey from the Buckfast bee--a hybrid bee bred by Brother Adam, the Benedictine monk who devoted his life to the study and breeding of honey bees.

Pours somewhat dark, brown and leathery with shimmering amber hues. Carbonation is present, but moderate and quickly dissipates to a wispy trace. Dense and complex honey aroma with a spicy and nostril-warming alcohol, vanilla cookie wafer, wet earth, and subtle hop-leaf note. Syrupy and thick on the palate, with a creamy carbonation that tightens and pulls in a smooth and immensely complex honey and malt fusion. Toffee, caramel, booze-steeped cherries, golden raisins, raw honey comb, floral, toasty malts and a spicy and warming alcohol. Sweet, but not cloying. A bit husky here and there, with lingering tannins and sweet and toasty honey notes in the finish.

A most interesting twist on a Barleywine and resurrection of an ancient style. Pour into a snifter, allow it to warm, and enjoy like a fine spirit.

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

A - Pours with half a finger of white foam on top of a clear, amber-brown body. The foam settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Toasted malt with a strong aroma of caramel. Some floral honey notes with a hint of graham cracker in the background.

T - Sweet, alcoholic malt up front with lots of caramel and a bit of molasses. Darker malt character in the middle with notes of brown sugar, dark bread, and a sweet honey note. It finishes with intensely sugary honey character along with toasty grain and spicy alcohol. Lingering honey and alcohol flavors with molasses.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet, alcoholic finish.

D - There is enough honey here to keep this from being a strait barleywine and certainly enough malt to distinguish it from a mead, so I guess it lives up to what is promised on the label. However, it doesn't have the depth of character that I would expect from such a strong beer, while it also is lacking in intensity of honey character. It is a somewhat muddy mixture of dull, flabby honey and nondescript brown malt which is just shy of cloyingly sweet in the finish. I would have hoped for some brighter honey character and perhaps a greater complexity to the caramel malt, but both of these areas end up lacking. I don't know the age of this bottle (it seems to lack any sort of dating) and it might improve with time but as it stands, it is a bit of a disappointment.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden brown with a thin off-whit head. Head settles to about a 1/2 inch cap on the beer. Beer is translucent and brightens nicely when held to light.

S - Sweet pale malts and not much else going on in the nose. Hints of toffee and caramel as the beer warms. Alcohol becomes rather strong as it warms as well.

T - Sweet pale malts with a touch of honey. Alcohol becomes present very quickly and as the beer warms a rather strong alcohol burn creeps into the beer. Light fruitiness.

M/D - Light to medium body and very sticky feel.

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Photo of DmanGTR
2.66/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes in December 09

This beer reminds me of why I'm not a mead drinker. Quite a beautiful beer, but that's about all it has going for me. Very honey sweet and a strange hop bitterness that doesn't quite work for me. Yes, honey and hops is good in HopSlam, but this is completely different. Thinnish body and low carbonation.

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Photo of jgasparine
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my wife for hooking this one up!
Bottling date/vintage unknown...

A- Poured from the bottle with a thin off-white head, which slowly receded to a haze layer and collar. Tiny bits of lacing. The body is a slightly hazy dark amber color- minimal carbonation visible from the sides of the glass.

S- A very mild aroma overall- even after the beer warmed up. Impressions of munich malt, a touch of mead-like vinous notes, and just a trace of earthy hop aroma. Some wet-cardboard-like oxidation present as well...

T- Right up front you get that honey-like sweetness you would expect from a mead, which is overtaken midway by some moderate maltiness and moderate hop bitterness. The finish is quote booze with a lingering hop bitterness.

M- A medium-plus body with a bit of texture, presumably from unattenuated sugar. Soft pervasive carbonation. A good amount of heat from the alcohol. No astringency.

D- Reasonably drinkable... but the alcohol isn't really hidden at all. That boozy heat somewhat detracts from the drinkability... but I would certainly have this beer again.

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Photo of prototypic
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from ampzilla. Thanks, Andrew.

Sticker indicates 'bottle aged since 2005'

Brother Adam's Bragget is a nice looking rust color. It's very hazy and has a slight reddish tint. It's topped with an off-white head that's about a finger and a half deep. It falls rather quickly. Lacing was on the lighter end of the spectrum. I'm guessing there's too much abv for it to flourish.

The nose is very average. It's woefully underpowered. That's unfortunate. I was at least expecting a healthy dose of honey, but there's not much of even that to talk about. I am getting a little fruit. Smells like apple and pear to me. Alcohol is noted. No surprise there. To be fair, it doesn't smell like a beer approaching 12%. It doesn't smell bad, but it's far from good. Average.

The flavor is better. Much better actually. It does have a fairly prominent fruity flavor. Apple and pear seem to be the primary components. It's a little sweet, but that's attributable to its malty base. I'm getting a little more honey in flavor, but not nearly as much as I expected. There's an earthy quality to it that's very subtle. I'm not getting any hops, but this bottle is pretty old. Alcohol is blended pretty well for such a big beer. It's noticeable in flavor, but isn't warm or hot. I wouldn't have guessed 11.8% or anywhere near that. Maybe 8%-ish. It finishes sweet and fruity. It's not anything like I expected. There's not much depth or complexity, but it does have a nice flavor. I'll give it that.

With a little warming, Brother Adam's feels medium-bodied. Carbonation is dialed down nicely, and it is smooth. No real problems there. Drinkability is above average. The flavor is satisfying, but this is a big beer in terms of strength. I'm feeling it. But, it goes down really easy for its size. I might struggle with this bomber a bit, but I shall prevail.

Brother Adam's Bragget is pretty good stuff. I'm not a huge fan of the style, and it doesn't change that. But, it's pretty tasty given its limited range. It's really not deep or complex at all, but still tastes good. The nose needs work, but it performs pretty well otherwise. If you're looking to knock off the style, this is a fine place to do it. If that's not the case, it's still well worth a try.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first braggot, did not know what to expect.

A - Light apple cider, minimal head. Not much lace.

S - Malt, a little spice.

T - Malty, spicy, nice bittering. Tons of flavor.

M - Medium body, great carb, good balance.

D - Especially for the ABV, very unassuming and drinkable.

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Photo of goatgoat
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip. Pours a clear rich copper with a short lived off-white head. Aroma is deep, caramel and honey malt sweetness. Moderate spice and light floral notes.
Taste starts lightly with honey, then beefs up a bit with a sturdy malt character. Finish has a prominent spice note and a very noticeable alcoholic heat which I don't enjoy. The body is just on the heavy side of medium and semi-sweet.

The alcohol is just too hot for me. Perhaps it would be better with a little age on it. Unfortunately there's no date on the bottle.

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Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy, yellow/brown in color, minimal head

Smell: honey, toasted malt, alcohol, wood

Taste: honey, toasted malt, and a touch of wood

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium/light bodied, mix of bitter and sweet

Drinkability: Love the sweet honey malt taste. A sipper but I could have a couple. Very unique as a beer and for the style. While the alcohol is not hidden, it is not as noticable for a beer with abv.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this 2006 version on tap at Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell, ME. Served cool in a snifter.

A - A clear bronze w/ small cap of white which turns to a ring of carbonation beads

S - A smell like candy - floral esters and honey sweetness in the nose w/ a mild sherry like oxidized aroma which is pleasant
The nose is malt dominated w/ slight spice from the yeast

M - the feel has a sweet tip w/ mild toast and hints of acohol w/ mellow semi-dry finish. The ale has moderately high carbonation which seems unusual given the high abv, but complements the sweet feel and adds balance - not cloying in any sense, a really nice blend of textures at play

T - A sweet tinge of stone fruit w/ vinous and plum notes and mild prune hints w/ toasted nut and mild caramel w/ a dry honey-candy-like flavor. The taste of the honey is fruity and the malt adds a nutty toasted element w/ yeast complimenting. There is a mild sweet dry herbal accent and light almond note w/ a hint of white grapeskin late in the taste

D - A supremely good drink for such a big honey fermented beer the 4 years seems to have added a dry texture to the overall mouthfeel and reduced some of the level of sweetness as I had this fresh on my birthday last June and it seemed less dry. It is so smooth -I am so glad I got to try this on tap + w/ 4 years of age on it!

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Photo of superdedooperboy
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I first learned about Brother Adam through the section on mead in Charlie Papazian's "Microbrewed Adventures." Interesting to see a braggot named after him; may he rest in peace.

Just as a note: With braggot being such a rarity these days and such a variable product, reviewing by awarding numerical values to the specific attributes of the drink is somewhat difficult. The description should be more telling than the numerical rating.

Anyway, onto it.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter glass. Served at cellar temperature, approximately 45 degrees F.

Pours a deep amber hue with a slight reddish-golden tinge, showing a decent clarity. A tiny, thin off-white head appears briefly before disappearing and leaving nothing of itself behind on the glass. Visibly viscous, with legs showing themselves as the brew is swirled in the glass.

In the nose, the honey makes itself quite evident, sweet and a little fruity-floral, with some malt character showing through with faint caramel notes. As it warms, alcohol shows itself, but never becomes overpowering.

The body is very full and viscous, a little chewy, but the light carbonation picks things up just a little and keep it from becoming overly heavy. The palate is very much like the nose, and just as what might be expected from a braggot -- a clear melding of semi-sweet mead and strong malty ale, with a very mild showing of hops in the middle mixing in with the alcoholic warmth. Finishes with a lingering honeyish, malty sweetness.

Overall, things verge on cloying, but never quite get to that point. A sweet mead can be far more cloying, and despite the obvious rich malt flavor, the mellow hop bitterness, along with the noticeable alcohol, is just enough to keep the sweetness from going too far. A very nice experience, indeed, this would undoubtedly do well with a little age.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on the bottle, an extra in a trade with Rbald...thanks buddy. Moves me one style closer on my 103 styles. Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Beer is brown and completely hazy. No real head, carbonation is a mystery. I didn't know what to expect. It looks fine.

Smell sweet. That's about it. Sweet...a little like honey but maybe my preconception is showing.

I expected it to be dry, but its not. Medium body, lots of odd sweetness, its not like sugar though...very odd. Second taste, there is some plum fruitiness in there and a lingering sweetness. I don't know what to say. Its much bigeer than a beer I would normally drink, lots of flowery flavors, interesting but not a repeat. Its also completely making me drunk.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Joepais for the chance via 666 BIF. From notes shared with a couple friends.

Pours a burnt orange color with decent clarity. Not much head formation, a few big bubbles and a ring last throughout. Brother Adams looks a little like Woodie Harrelson (+.5 to appearance)

Lots of sweet honey in the aroma, a faint general fruitiness and plenty of booze. I strained to find some caramel. Not really doing much for me, it's very alcoholic. The taste follows with initial honey/fruit sweetness. Medium bodied with a somewhat overly assertive carbonation for the style. Finishes with plenty of booze and a slight tangy spice note. Overall, very robust and alcoholic. I bet it would age well, But I am glad that I shared this one.

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Photo of Kallessin
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber-brown color. Very hazy, like very fluid honey. There was virtually no head to it despite the hard pour into my snifter. There was a ring of large bubbles around the edge though.

Has a yeasty and spicy aroma with a lot of sweetness and maltiness. The honey is extremely apparent. It's actually very close to the bottle of wildflower honey I have. A very rich and appealing aroma.

Has a very full sweet/malty flavor up front with the honey being very prominent. There's also some fruity/yeasty spiciness and some peppery alcohol in there. I really can't detect any hops in there. There's a very slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

It's a medium body beer with moderate carbonation. I get a slight warming sensation and a slight mouth coating after you swallow. There's a little dryness too.

Despite being a sipper, it's surprisingly easy to drink. The flavors are very good. I wish there was just a hint more bitterness to balance it out, but I won't count that against it since it's supposed to be sweet (or a dessert beer as it says on the bottle).

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up when I was on vacation this summer. Just cracked it.

Pours from a brown bomber, a light reddish with a finger of tan frothy head. Head retention is poor, lacing is minimal.

Smells of sweet malt and spice.

Taste is very smooth for a barleywine. Starts with sugary malt sweetness up front. Notes of oak and pepper blend with nutmeg and finish in a mildly hoppy beer. Alcohol is present but barely noticable.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Occasionally sticky and syrupy.

Drinkability is good. One of the best barleywines I've had, very smooth and easy to drink. Sweetness isn't overpowering, and alcohol is nothing but a faint note.

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Photo of tpd975
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice deep ruby red with a nice foamy off white head. Good retention with some nice lace.

S: Wonderful sweet aromas. Tons of brown sugar and caramel up front. Hints of earthy honey sweetness as well.

T: Mmm honey sweetness right from the start. Light caramel and toffee tones as well as a touch of dark fruit. The honey really shines though.

M: Full bodied rich and smooth.

D: Slowly enjoyed this one myself. Nice beer, first I have had of this style. I like it.

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Photo of caddybuyer
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Chimay Chalice.

A-Murkey burned peach with virtually no head

S-Fruits, alcohol, malt and sweetness.

T-An almost overwhelming sweetness and nearly overpowering alcohol taste. This reminds me very much of when I was a kid, my grandfather put cracked corn and apple cider into an old whiskey barrel and fermented it and served it out as wine. Interesting, but not terribly enjoyable (Both the wine, and this ale).

M-Decent overall mouthfeel. Lighter than I expected but balanced overall.

D-Interesting, but I don't think I will be reaching for another anytime soon.

I was looking forward to trying this style, which I am not familiar with, and trying to give this the benefit of a doubt. It certainly is interesting, and I'm glad I tried it, but I can't really say that I enjoyed it very much. I'm a fan a barleywines, and I'm a fan of sweet ales (and in fact, had a bit of a desire for one tonight, which is why I broke this one out) but this just is not doing it for me.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber with no date. tasted in late march/early april 2009. poured into tulip.

brown with golden-orange honey tones. foamy, off-white head quickly fades to just wisps and a sudsy ring. very sparse, splotchy lace.

aroma: apple, honey, pears, light caramel. hop presence is negligible. boozy alcohol and phenols.

taste: quite boozy from start to finish. similar flavors to the aroma, but overpowered by the phenols and alcohol, boosting the otherwise mild bitterness in a distracting way.

light to medium body, some syrupy smoothness, but astringency along with phenols and alcohol cut right back in. the mild carbonation doesn't seem to offer anything.

my first full serving of braggot... meh...

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Photo of jdubjacket
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I have been itching to try a braggot-style ale since I read about them in a recent issue of Beeradvocate. Looked afor a few of them here and came across this one. Spotted it at the newly-established Hop City in Atlanta and picked up a bottle. Comes in a 22 ounce bottle. No vintage or dates to speak of. Likely 2007 or 2008.

Pours an copper color with ruby hues. Almost no head to speak of with only moderate lacing.

Smell is alcohol and sweet honey - like there's any other type of honey. Maybe even a hint of berries.

Taste is eloquent in its simplicity. Honey. The beer claims to be nothing but a "Bragget Honey Ale" and delivers just that. A very sweet, but delicious bragget-style ale.

Moderate carbonation in the mouthfeel. No complaints there. Drinkability may hamper some people's outlook as the beer is very sweet and very boozy. I submit that I will likely be done after drinking this one (4 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon).

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught at the brewery.

Pours dark amber with no real head.

Nose is honey and alcohol.

Taste isn't too complex - main components are honey sweetness, balanced by the spicy alcohol and an orangey citrus note underneath. Straightforward, but delicious. Finish is clean, with a bit of alcohol and honey lingering lightly on the palate.

Crisp carbonation paired with a lightly syrupy body.

Really a very enjoyable beer - delicious, and perhaps its simplicity is an asset rather than a hindrance.

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Photo of smurfyou
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the standard 22oz bottle into a snifter. I have no idea how old this is; there is no indication of bottling date that I can find. They claim to age it one year before bottling, and I have cellared it for about a year, so lets call this 2005-2006 vintage.

I had somewhat low expectations for this beer. The breweries products aren't widely distributed in my area and the label seems too ambitious about the contents. I was pleasantly surprised.

Appearance was bland. Standard strong ale brown, with little to no head. Or what head did form was quickly dispersed. The smell intrigued me - at first not much; second whiff brought malty alcohol goodness; and the third revealed the honey sweetness as promised. I keep smelling it with every sip, which is a sign of goodness. Taste is the same strong malty alcohol goodness, balanced by the honey and some aged fruit background. Red grapes and plum but not overbearing. Very interesting and inviting. The mouthfeel could be described as below average but I don't expect anything notable in a barleywine (or braggot). I've still rated it low to balance the review. The drinkability is great. I wish I could remember where I bought it so I could pick up a couple more bottles.

This beer is surprisingly good. It does indeed have qualities of both a barleywine and a braggot and I heartily recommend it.

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Photo of everetends
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber I pickedup from Green's off Ponce in Atlanta. I think the bomber was around 7 bucks or so. Served up in a Terrapin snifter. Lets do this.

A: Pours a pretty nice looking dark brown color that really embodies the dark honey I imagine they used. Held to the light it really hold the dark brown color with just a touch of light browns and oranges coming out. The pour brought forth a half finger of clean, white head. The head really didn't have very good retention, falling short and quickly to a thin white ring. The lace is light and heavy, dripping slowly back into the liquid in the glass. Not a bad looking beer.

S: Smell is a bit strange but nice. The first thing that hits you is a nice, light, sweet honey that come forth. Then comes a really nice white wine (chard) scent. Lots of grape sweetness, so it seems. Malts are light and caramel in nature. Very interesting and very intriguing.

T: Taste is a bit light for a braggot. Now I have only had homebrewed braggots in my day, but they had a much more bold honey presence. The honey here is light and not and a bit subdued. There is a sweetness coming through this, but it doesn't seem from the honey. Its more of an artificial or candied sweet. Kind of wierd actually. The malts are biscuity and caramel but they don't stand out as much as the artificial sweetness. The white wine flavor is there as well along with some alcohol.

M: Medium bodied brew with a bit of weight to it. Has a slick feel that has a touch of stickiness to it from the honey. The alcohol is there but not to crazy on the feel. Just a light tingle on the throat. Carbonation is light on this one. Aftertaste is mostly that sweetness flavor with a touch of white wine and honey.

D: Although there are some negatives going on here, this beer has its good points. The look and aroma are quite nice. The more I drink, the more I get used to the sweetness in the flavor. I enjoyed this but this wasn't exactly what I was looking for when I pour a braggot. Maybe my buddies have it all wrong when they brew it, but they tend to get their sweetness from a robust honey flavor rather than what is going on here. Still, no problem clearing this bomber, and I wouldn't mind sharing a bottle of this with someone else in the future. Not bad, Brother Adam.

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Brother Adam's Bragget Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
3.88 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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