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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Widmer Bros Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot

Widmer Bros Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot, a limited offering from Widmer Brothers last year, poured a clear cider color into the glass with heavy carbonation feeding a thin, white head.  The nose was dry, with asian pears and cider spices present.

Widmer Bros Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot opened with a sweet malt start, almost cloying with vanilla and caramel.  After the sweetness faded, a flat pear aftertaste came through, but it was too little, too late.

I can’t necessarily fault the brewer for my lackluster experience with Widmer Bros Reserve Prickly Pear Braggot… it was a spring release from last year that somehow ended up in a local market recently, and it had clearly settled into something that was too sweet and too thick to be great.

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