Thursday, July 14, 2011
Weyerbacher Sixteen- Dark Braggot Ale
I picked up a four-pack of Weyerbacher Sixteen- Dark Braggot Ale from Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a cranberry-hued amber color with a frothy tan head that last about a minute or two. The aroma consists of sweet malts, honey, caramel, raisin, and tea. The taste is smooth at first before a sharp alcohol and raisin attack the tongue. The honey and malts sweeten out the after taste with some lemon and pepper hops. On the finish, hints of tea and fig remain on the tongue and really dry out the mouth, leaving a semi-smoky residue behind. The alcohol content is 10.5% ABV. This was my first experience with a braggot style beer, and I was quite impressed. It is a larger than life style with plenty of alcohol bite, a sweet honey tinge, and a cornucopia of malts.