How much honey do you need to put into a beer recipe before you can really call it a braggot? I am sure the taste is largely subjective. I want to brew a beer with 1/3 Honey, 1/3 2-row, 1/3 wheat. I guess I could call that a braggot.

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    Not putting this as an actual answer, but here's the BJCP guideline: bjcp.org/2008styles/style26.php#1b Jun 1, 2010 at 15:56
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    I think you should add it as an actual answer. The BJCP is the closest thing we have to an authority on what is admittedly a subjective subject. Plus, I can't think of any other way of answering this question that isn't just farting in the wind.
    – TinCoyote
    Jun 2, 2010 at 20:47
  • @TinCoyote I totally agree. I think if I wanted to call a 1/3, 1/3 1/3 a braggot whose going to stop me right. And if the beer tastes great..I mean braggot, then people will even be more inclined to agree.
    – brewchez
    Jun 3, 2010 at 12:59

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I don't believe there is a definitive answer to this question. My personal view would be that braggot is a mead made with malt, and not a beer made with honey. I'd say a mead is a fermented beverage with more than 50% of its sugars from honey, thus your brew would not fit the bill.

However, the Mazer Cup mead competition defines braggot as "Honeywine made with malt, must be fermented from at least 20% honey" so by that definition you are making braggot. I think that's the closest thing we have to an authoritative answer.

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