fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 Courtesy of Ungstrup, batch 973/3
Bright appearance, amber color. The aroma is deep, mature liquor; some wood fruits and spices. Syrupy sweetness, broken by the warming alcohol feeling, yet velvety mouthfeel; very sweet honey flavor, mature, with just a hint of wood and spices, and some fruit freshness. Splendid.
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear orage, no head.
aroma is honey, spices.
flavor is sweet honey, burning, spicy. very nice, very smooth.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ceramic bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear amber. Woody nose, somewhat oxidized, syrupy honey. Solid body, very intense syrupy honey and caramel. Sweet and sticky alcohol finish. Delicious as always from Apis. 230311
madsberg (10144) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Clear amber coloured. No head. Aroma of honey, sweetness, spice, grass and then some. Flavour of honey, sweetness, fruits, spice and apple. Medium to full bodied. Fruity and honeydense end. Nice.
Theis (13372) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Yngstrup’s - Thanks to Jens. Clear amber - no head. Honey, raisins, wooden, orange, fruity, rubber, tartness, sweetness, fullbodied, spicy, light leather. Very nice.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled bought in Warsaw Airport. An amber mead. The aroma has strong notes of honey, flowers, spices, and alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet with strong notes of honey, flowers, spices, and alcohol, leading to a sweet honey finish. The sweetness lingers on the tongue.
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 Bottle at Ungstrup.
Clear orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, berries, honey and flowers.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, honey and flowers.
Sweet finish of honey.
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours dark orange and clear with no head. Aroma is dark honey and sweet. Sweet and honey floral. Sweet and honey floral finish.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clay bottle, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours amber, orangy, tea like (black), not clear in texture, quite sticky on the glass walls, quite high viscosity, healthly looking.
Aroma: Generally very sweet, notes of raisin, cookies, when examined closer there are gentle notes of spices but it is mainly simplified to pepper and nothing more worth attention, orange peal, black tea, I expected something more complex and not as dominated by honey as for a Dwójniak, note of alcohol are easily detectable.
Flavour: Very strong and satisfying notes of a bunch of spices, mainly pepper, harsh and rough at front, than leaving nice alcoholic warmth on palate and in the aftertaste nicely contrasting with quite heavy sweetness of natural honey origin. Finish duration is long and the Mead perfectly serves as a winter warmer.
Palate: Body is full, texture is sticky sweet, finish feel is strongly alcoholic, slightly astringent from spices what creates a nice contrast. Quite highly drinkable.