Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland


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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
It has very rich specific fragrance due to the addition of raspberries and wild rose to nectar honey.

1 litre of Półtorak style mead contains 720 g of natural honey. By comparison, the Dwojniak style of mead contains 610g/L of honey; the Trojniak contains 420g/L and the Czworniak contains 320g/L.

Półtorak mead matures for several years to achieve full clarity. In time its rich aroma hides a high content of alcohol (16%) and acidity forming the finest liquor there is.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Still, honey-brown color. Rich and decadent aroma of honey, lemon and subtle mint. Honey and lemons, fruity apple juice flavors, so much is going on. Very sweet, but not over the top. Alcohol is hidden incredibly well. Many thanks to Steve (wohlfs) for smuggling this bottle into the Concordia Ale House in Portland.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9251) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Orange, brandy-like appearance. Absolutely overwhelming fruity, honey and woods (as "in-forest") taste, a winter reserve from the Squirrel King. Extremely sweet, nearly chewy, with a taste liked heated fresh honey, the lemon already added. Nearly not liquid. I’m not for sweet, let alone sweet˛, but this is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD. Genius, whomever brought it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1679) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle at RBG Low Countries 2005 Tasting Session
Clear, orange body. Nose of white port, honey, toffee. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Lightly to medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Quite sweet, with some bitterness underneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12925) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
This was 16 ABV. Nice yellow colour, not fantastic aroma but very nice. Powerfull sweet flavour og honey. Nice mouthfeeling. But mead is not my strong side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2005
Not much aroma, but wonderful taste of fruits and honey. Is this a sherry or is the a mead. Great taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2005
I tried this on the advice of a freind of mine. To say I liked it is a vast understatement. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous. Lusicous taste of honey, hint of raspberry and rose. Amazing smell. When you swirl it in the glass, it has amazingly thick legs. I’ll be buying more of this for sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 quite the unusual and pleasant experience! Never tasted a mead before so I wasnt sure what I was expecting, I bought this with a pair of glasses which could be heated with a candle. Nothing much when tasted on room temperature, sugary, honey, a bit thich. When I heated this up it was very different, I felt carbonation on my tongue, a bit syrupy but not in a bad way. Some honey, some bitterness, other floral notes, candy sugar, very very nice but hard to take, I suggest this as a nightcap, and not too much of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Sampled on 11/23/2003: Pours an uncarbonated clear copper orange. Sweet complex dark honey, plum and alcohol aroma. Body has an oily thickness which coats the tongue. Imagine adding raisins to maple syrup, sprinkling brown sugar on top, adding pure alcohol and blending it together. More of a sipping after dinner drink. The thick sweet body hides the alcohol from the palate with a sticky finish. You’ll really like this if you’re into different liqueurs. It may take some time for me to really appreciate meads more, but even three ounces was a task to finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Thanks to mark for this one: One of the best meads i’ve had to date. Very smooth start and finish with just the right amount of honey/oak and maple finishes, better aged although extremely sweet, a perfect desert drink. Excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3612) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
My 2nd f’ing rating because something froze.. Aroma is identical to the Kaztelanski. Sweet, musty, tofee-ish. COlor is copper and transparent with no head like the previous mead. Cough cough cough...holy asthma inflicting...Sweet to start with lot of fruitiness and a slightly burning alcoholic sensation. Tasty and meant for small small amounts. Better than the previous mead. Thanks for Beeradvocating me!

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