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Rooftop Brewing Co. Hoppin Honey Braggot Ale Review

We're looking at a new beer from our friends at Rooftop Brewing Co.  Brewmaster Craig Christian created a rarely seen Braggot Ale.  According to BeerAdvocate.com, Braggot is an old drink dating as far back as the 12th century in Ireland.  Traditionally a Braggot was made by combining spices with mead and beer to produce a strong drink with uncommon flavors.  

At first pour the color is the most distinct characteristic.  This ale has a dark golden honey color which is very fitting as this braggot is brewed with Artie's Harvest Washington State Honey.  The thick sweetness is on full display as you take your first sip.  Syrupy honey is what comes to mind as this ale hits your palette.  Next, a mildly sour hop flavor seeps up and joins the sweet honey to create an interesting blend of sweet and sour.  The blend is perfectly balanced.

 

This beer goes down easy, so easy you'll be finished with the bottle before you know it.  The body is smooth and sweet which makes for an easy swallow.  Overall, this ale is well-balanced.  I loved the syrupy honey flavor.  It's not so much sweet as it captures the flavor of sweet honey.  I can just imagine a beekeeper smoking bees to keep them pacified as they are gathering honeycomb.  That smoky, thick, molasses-like flavor oozing from the honeycomb is what comes to mind while drinking this beer.  

It's the perfect Winter ale for the Pacific Northwest.  Sitting in a dark bar for a couple hours watching the Supersonics, ahem, Thunder play, while it's dark and cold and rainy outside, you need something satisfying.  I like beers that are also fun and tasty and happy as well.  This beer hits all those notes perfectly.  

Rooftop Brewery Hoppin Honey Braggot Ale Review

This is a limited edition beer.  You can pick some up at Seven Market & Cafe in Ravenna, or at Rooftop Brewing Company's rooftop brewpub in 22 oz. bottles.  Oh yeah, the alcohol content of this beer is 11.2%.  Fun!

Rooftop Brewery Braggot Ale Review

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The 3 for $35 deal can’t be beat. I always order the Espresso Huli which is the most aromatic blend in the group. My other current favorites are Ethiopia Kefauver Forest and Guatemala Trapichitos. Roasters Choice is too strong given the subtleties of the other choices. I’m enjoying working through the blends.

Clean cup with notes of pear, fast delivery

I had the Bitch Blend the other day at Biscuit Bitch and bought a bag of those beans and loved the flavor profile. Thought I would branch out and try another coffee from Seven, so tried the Costa Rica Micro-Lot. I ordered the coffee from the website and it was shipped the next day and arrived the day after that. I liked the coffee but would not order it again because the Bitch Blend was so much better than this one. The coffee's pear notes were strong and a good flavor but the tangerine and honey flavors were not noticeable. The thing I usually like about Costa Rican coffees is the sweet caramel/honey/molasses flavor but that flavor did not come through on this batch. The Bitch Blend, on the other hand, is one of the best coffees I've ever had and is all around delicious.

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On a search to find some whole bean decaf that was fresh and local, I stumbled upon Seven Coffee Roasters. So glad I did. The best decaf I've ever had! Thankfully I got on their website and was able to pick and choose from their other awesome roasts using the 3 for $35 deal on their website. The Bitch blend and the Roasters Choice along with another bag of their delicious decaf was delivered to my door within one day of the roast date stamped on each bag. Now that's what I call local and fresh! I will definitely be getting more coffee from them and I encourage you to check them out, especially if you live in Seattle and I live in West Seattle so I'm really close to where they roast! These beans are awesome!

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This blend is so delicious and smooth. Perfect for pour over and French press.

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