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Apis Dwójniak Kurpiowski

Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
It is produced from nectar honey of delicate flavour. 1 litre of mead contains 610 g of natural honey. Its long maturation period ensures unique flavour and aroma. Dwójniak contains 16% of alcohol. The content of carefully selected spices ensures a distinct flavour and aroma. This mead is produced with the addition of blackcurrant juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6399) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Poured a dark orange color, still. Aroma was of big dark fruit, honey, booze and caramel. Flavor similar, very sweet and very hot. A bit much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1859) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
250ml bottle. Copper shade. No head. Aroma is grassy, sweet honey, berry fruits. Very sweet and syrupy taste with some light fruity action. Tasty stuff but I preferred the Piastowski to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Cotts Convention ii, thanks to Daniel, 05/03/16. Rich golden orange with a decent off white cap - a handsome mead. Nose is sweet tunes, honey dollop, caramel, a little 1D. Taste comprises mellow fruit, caramel, honey, Golden Grahams, melted syrup. Full boided, oily massaging mouthfeel with a boozy tickle. Decent mead ... really kicks into life once it trickles down the gullet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as Apis Dwójniak Kurpiowski, 16%. Picked up at a Polski Sklep in West London. Dark amber orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is a bit boozy, honey, spice, varnish. Body is smooth, low carbonation, oily. Taste is very sweet, honey, papery, twiggy, wafer, tawny port, touch of solvent. Personally this is too sweet for me, and a touch harsh. This can be a style I struggle with, so no particular criticism of this one. (3.3)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. Massive thanks to Daniel for this one! Pours clear, rich ruby-orange - lovely. The nose holds berries, ripe apples, background honey. Heavy sweet flavour, sugary and oily, with present alcohol, decadent honey, light floral notes, honeysuckle, impressions of berries. Full bodied, oily and lightly chewy. Warming on the finish, slick, with further hearty and gooey honey, flowers. Awesome stuff. The richness of the honey character is just outstanding, and the blackcurrant gives it a nice edge of complexity. Stunning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10468) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber, no head, lacings. Sweet aroma of honey, light wood, spice, berries, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, but not as sweet as feared from aroma, honey, bee wax, wood, spice, berries, blackcurrant, some alcohol. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, flat carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. Lovely. 080316

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle big thanks to Dan at the 2016 Cotteridge Convention. It is rich deep oily amber in colour. The aroma is rich, oily, honeycomb, orange blossom, vanilla, toffee and honey cake. The taste is rich, oily, bitter – sweet, fruity, honey on toasted bread, floral, crunchie, wood and vanilla with a slick finish. Medium – full bodied with and oily mouth-feel. Well – rounded and rather drinkable. A tasty mead indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to the osprey, cheers Daniel. Golden Amber mead. Aroma of sweet honey. Taste is sweet honey with some alcohol in the finish. Thick oily body, still. Not many other deScriptors come to mind. It’s amazing. Best drink of the day for me. World class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Cotteridge 2 tasting. Deep amber colour lasting white head. that’s a nice mead. Sweet raisin. Really good. Love it. It’s like sweet sherry. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kacyper (1168) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Butelka. Aromat miodowy, czarnej porzeczki, kwiatów. W smaku łagodne, słodkie, lekki alkohol.

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