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barls

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the bottles ive cracked of both yeasts have been great. nice and smooth
 

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My braggot is getting there but I'd say it's still got a bit more maturing to do. A smaller beer than yours, Jye, at only 8.4%. I did make another braggot in the middle of last year which was more along the right lines at 12.3% which is drinking well at the moment. I'd say the more recent one will take a bit of time partly because I used the French Saison yeast. :ph34r: What yeast did you use?
 

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I went with Farmhouse Ale (Wyeast Labs #3726), a link to the recipe is in my sig.
 

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Mine's a bit of a wierd beast at this point.
Last time I cracked a bottle (about a month ago), I got plenty of Belgian yeast phenolics, slight ripe fruitiness, and a dry sort of finish. Honey really blends in the the malt, makes it seem more like a Belgian strong blonde than anything else.
 

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Anyone had theirs lately? Mine wound up being fermented with Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong yeast.

I had two stubbies earlier this evening. They were fairly enjoyable.

Pretty dry, almost wine like at the moment. Still a honey character coming through. But having had very few if any braggots, I don't know what I should be tasting in the first place.
 

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sounds about right josh,
i think ive still got bottles in there somewhere. might have to have a dig and see what i can find
 

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What a coincidence...I just pulled out a stubbie of this beer out of the cellar for today.
Tried one a couple of months ago and was quite pleased...almost like a Belgian tripel with a defined note of floral honey.
It's still drinking quite youthful now that I think about it. Might have to lock a couple away for 5+ years.
Certainly has a good kick of alcohol to it.
 

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must almost be time for another batch what do you all think?
 

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I worked 16 hours on New Years Eve and got home to pretty much no fresh beer. So I raided the cupboard and discovered one of these bottles hiding away. 9 year old braggot fermented with Belgian Strong Ale yeast.

Colour is a deep Amber, light medium carbonation. Thin persistent head. No honey in the aroma. Mostly Belgian yeast. There's a gentle alcohol sweet flavour up front. Taste the Belgian yeast. And then finishes dry. A little cidery.

Couldn't believe I even had a bottle of this here. And even more glad it's actually drinkable.

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As it warms up I taste more honey. And it is a lot smother too. I would love to find another bottle. Happy New Year 2018.
 
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