“Brother Adam’s Bragget Ale” (Braggot Ale) by Atlantic Brewing
@atlanticbrewing “Brother Adam’s Bragget Ale” (Braggot Ale) 10.5%
Brewer: Atlantic Brewing
Atlantic Brewing “Brother Adam’s Bragget Ale” Review
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Name: Brother Adam’s Bragget Ale
Brewery: Atlantic Brewery, Maine
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!
OVERALL RATING: 4.08 out of 5.