Braggadocious

Louisiana
United States
Braggadocious, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
3 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Leprechauno Meadery and Pontoon Brewing present Braggadocious, an Imperial Berliner-style braggot with Tahitian vanilla and strawberries.

Profile

ABV: 
13.9%
Served at: 
40 - 50º F
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Braggadocious by Pontoon Brewing is a Braggot-style ale, an Imperial Berliner Weisse with Vanilla Mead and Strawberries. I am judging this according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category M4A, Braggot.

Moderate strawberries and sweet vanilla greet me as I approach the glass; fragrant, fresh honey follows closely behind. The pour is a murky, opaque deep pumpkin orange with virtually no head, despite a few white bubbles attempting to congregate. An underlying soft mineral tartness is quickly consumed by sweet honey, lightly tart strawberries and vanilla. Further underneath is a bread-like malt sweetness.

The strawberries remain dominant throughout as I delve into further deep sniffs and larger quaffs. The lactic sourness of the Berliner weisse component remains a near-peer to the strawberries while the vanilla sits ringside. The honey character presents some straw late in the glass. This braggot finishes medium-dry with lingering strawberry and lactic tartness, though it stops short of puckering sourness. The body is full, carbonation low and there is a slow, soft alcohol warmth.

This braggot deserves a roasted vegetable dish, which includes beets, as its companion. Consider finishing off your meal with a thick graham cracker-crusted cheesecake.

 

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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