Originally Posted by MrOrange
From what I always heard, for it to be considered a braggot it needs at least 50% of the fermentables to come from honey. Otherwise i think it is considered a honey beer. But then again, what do i know
Originally Posted by motobrewer
yeah, I agree wtih mrorange - I think a substantial amount of fermentables should come from the honey in order to classify as a braggot.
otherwise it's just beer with honey.
Well, that seems to be what everyone thinks. I just can't find evidence that it's true. From the BJCP site: "The fermentable sugars come from a balance of malt or malt extract and honey, although the specific balance is open to creative interpretation by brewers." At the end of that section it does say: "Products with a relatively low proportion of honey should be entered in the Specialty Beer category as a Honey Beer." But what does "relatively low" mean? Relative to what?
"Substantial" can mean different things to different people anyway.
Just my .02
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