Widmer Brothers Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot

Widmer Brothers Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot

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Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Mead

10% Alcohol by Volume

20 International Bittering Units

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Brothers’ Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot is a strong ale brewed with a blend of 100 percent Knapweed honey from NW Montana, red prickly pear juice and a variety of pale malts. The addition of Alchemy hops help balance the sweetness while still retaining the natural aroma and flavors of the honey. The prickly pear juice adds a unique hue to the beer as well as a subtle and refreshing herbal quality in the finish. Less than 400 barrels of this limited edition brew were produced. Prickly Pear Braggot is available in very limited quantities on draught and in 22-ounce bottles exclusively packaged in an individual box at select retailers nationwide.

ID: 38698 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank31311
Overall Percentile38.8
Style Rank112 of 195
Style Percentile42.6
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.167
Weighted Score3.111
Standard Deviation0.413

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 2.7 2 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    I never understood why meads have such a high price tag because most of them are undrinkable. The pour is dark gold with amber highlights. No head. The nose is sugar and alcohol. Mouthfeel is full. Flavor is alcohol and sugar. I guess these aren't my bag.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I wasn't so eager to try this, but my fiance picked it out for me to try. Gives me a buzz, but not worth the price IMO. I like the hop finish, but the prickly pear not really doing it for me. Pretty smooth mouthfeel, but not quite an 8 there. This is part mead, but I may prefer a straight mead over this. Interesting to try though nonetheless.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    22 oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

    The aroma is subdued - wheaty malts, honey and some fruit.

    The flavor is sweet honey and some alcoholic fruits with a medicinal aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation.

    Overall, it's not bad, but it's a bit subdued and I don't really care for some of the harsher medicinal alcohol notes.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    here's a big, thick brew for ya. smell is somewhat sweet with honey, fruit, a little alcohol, and malt. feel is thick, Fort-like if you will, but not quite to the extent of that beer. Flavor is reminiscent as well, though honey and a touch of spice dominate here. Not bad. Not sure if it's worth the big price tag, but it was very nice to try.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 4/16/2010. This mead pours a medium cantaloupe color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. The aroma is honey, prickly pear, some melon and sweet. A medium bodied mead. The malts are fruity and sweet. A semi sweet honey kind of balances the prickly pear flavors. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Decent carbonation. Interesting mead/beer, I am not sure what I was expecting here, but I don’t think this was it. Lots of fruit flavors at the start, with some semi-sweet honey in the middle with some prickly pear, melon flavors at the finish. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is semi-sweet with a touch of tartness.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Another stab at an historically significant style. A crystalline clear golden amber colored ale. Small white soapy textured head. No hang time. Settles into a thin ringlet and spotty film. A nice dance of light hops and a whole lot of sweetness both from the malt and the honey. Holding the glass up there’s lots of carbonated bubbles in this one. Moderate bodied. Creamy. The sweetness from the malt and honey is slightly balanced by the hops and is not too overpowering to make this less than a pleasant drinkl

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