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Notes on beers in the style

Braggot
Sixteen

Sixteen

Obviously a relatively unusual style, especially in the form of an anniversary beer, but nonetheless a welcome one. Darker than expected pour with a nice beige head. Small retention but some really nice creamy stuff is left on the surface of the beer - good, spotty, thin film sits as a temptation for what is below. Mahogany color, but on the dark end of that particular spectrum. Nose offers little more than some strong, sweet alcohol, but I suppose that is entirely appropriate. In the taste...

Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale

Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale

On tap at Taco Mac Metropolis, Atlanta, GA, USA. Arrived at TM on a Sunday knowing that this beer had been tapped a few hours earlier. Asking my waitress if it was still on she said "no" and suggested the "similar", Brooklyn Pennant Ale! Good grief ::faceplam::. Anyway, I decided to investigate this myself by going to the bar - it was STILL pouring. Ho hum. From notes. A hazed, orange pour with a decent head and some lace. The lace is well formed and is nice and sticky. Nose and tastes are...

Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale

Golden Frau Honey Wheat

12 oz can thanks to Kevin for a chance to try this beer. Astonished to see that this is a Braggot - to say that style is fairly rare is a significant understatement. Alarmingly thin looking macro pour. The beer is VERY pale and lacks any depth in the color - not what I was expecting at ALL. Disappointing head and very watery. Nose and tastes (somewhat unfortunately), follow suit and the lacks much presence at all. Some extra sweetness that one would expect, but after that the beer just seems...

Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale

Odd Notion (Winter 08)

Well as usual you get an interesting beer from Magic Hat. 12oz single extracted from the winter mixed twelve pack. Honey, hazy, ruddy pour with a VERY large amount of debris in the glass. Not dense enough to fall to the bottom, it swirls around in the body of the beer. A touch of lace but virtually no head retention. Definite sweetness in the nose and this carries into the taste. A sharp, almost sweet and sour note to the beer. Clean and tangy. Cuts across the palate swiftly with a real,...

Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale

Brother Adam’s Bragget Ale

Part of the November 2000 batch. Dark amber pour with little or no head, and no lacing. Aroma is pure alcohol laced sweetness, and this is pretty much perfectly replicated in the taste. Basically it tastes like an Old Ale with the honey added, and ends up tasting like a drinkable (relatively light) English Barleywine. Alcohol is very strong. Luxurious in the mouth, this is a silky smooth and soft oily experience. Obviously you are not going to drink much of this, but over the course of an...