Marionberry Braggot

Oregon
United States
Rogue beer marionberry braggot
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Marionberry Braggot combines Marioberries, grown and hand-picked at Rogue Farms, with Hopyard Honey, collected from 7,140,289 Rogue Farms honeybees to create a true taste of the terroir of the Wigrich Appellation.

 

Profile

ABV: 
11.4%
IBUs: 
17
Hops: 
Rogue Farms Rebel
Malts: 
Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Dare™ R-1, Dare™ R-3, Risk™ R-1, Risk™ R-3, Risk™ R-7, Maier Munich and C120
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Pours a very deep, reddish mahogany with a small head of fine, light-tan bubbles that is persistent. As a braggot (which is a mead, but blended about half with a beer) there is a light honey note in the aroma (with floral and orange) along with a lot of raspberries and some blackberry. The underlying beer is a malty caramel with low floral hops and slight cocoa and background sweet chocolate notes. Fairly strong but clean alcohol (as typical of meads) leaves some fast teardrop legs behind. The taste brings out more of the raspberry and blackberry character, a very slight honey, and black raisins, caramel and a very light sweet chocolate. Medium body and medium carbonation, with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel lead to a medium-sweet, long and fruity finish - just very slightly syrupy, as if the fruit additions were not fully fermented. This braggot would pair nicely with a lightly spiced pork tenderloin - the fruit in the braggot acting as a marinade sauce for the meat.

Brewery Introduction

Rogue Ales & Spirits, the only farmer-brewer-distiller-cooper in the United States, was founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 2,000 awards for taste, quality and packaging, and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries.... Read More

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