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Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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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.



4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Pours flat. No carbonation. Light orange color. Aroma is huge of honey, raisins, and some vanilla. Some oak as well as alcohol. Flavor is about the same. Very complex. Thick. Clings to the side of the glass. Warming all the way down. Full bodied and strong. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapFlu (4469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
(Wicker bottle) Pours and looks like cognac. Sweetest nose. Maple syrup, thick, caramel. Cashews and strawberry finish. Dreams do come true!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Wow, my first Mead. Sweetness through and through. Aroma is maple and brown sugar. Appearance is copper. Flavor is drop dead sweetness with maple and brown sugar. My palate stuck with maple and sugar. Overall my first Mead and from other raters is among the best. Truly bizarre.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Copper clear body, no head, leaves legs on the side. Aroma is sweet (molasses), brandy, maple, caramel, alcohol. Taste is Very sweet (honey), really rich, really smooth, brandy, maple. Finishes with a lovely alcohol warming. Full body. Definitely an amazing liquid -- I was an unbeliever, call me convinced!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
I was once a doubter, but I have been convinced. This is a truly special concoction. Thick viscous light brown body, no head as expected. The legs that are formed on the glass are something to behold. The aroma is sweet maple syrup and alcohol. The flavor is again sweet maple syrup and alcohol. The aftertaste is very nice, a mix of pecans and maple. The finish is very long and develops more and more complexities the longer you savor it. The body is a full as it could possibly be. It clings to your teeth. In fact it is so heavy and full that you feel like it is going to pull your upper teeth from your jaw. Wow. Truly special. Thanks a bunch MilkmanDan (and his buddy Brian) for bringing this one to the tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5174) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
HUGE thanks to MilkManDan for bringing this and his friend Brian for buying it! I didn't plan this as #700, it just ended up this way. WOW! The aroma is knockout. Huge sweetened honey and brown sugar on this reddish bombshell. Definite alcohol and honey with a sugary sweet stickiness round out the taste. There is a very maple syrup like flavor there as well and almost caramel. However, this is damn smooth. Easy to drink and easily the best mead I've ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Wow- what a strange and tasty concoction. Had a surprisingly brown body with no head. Honey and soy explode both in the aroma and the flavor. In many ways this reminds me of the strong Sam Adams beers (Millenium and Utopias) in that the honey character is somewhat similar to the maple syrup character in those beers. However, Apis Jadwiga is a much smoother drink, and the alcohol, though warming, blended nicely with the thick honey and wood flavors. I also noted a touch of tobacco or raisin in the body. The most interesting thing about this mead was the short "lag time" between the liquid hitting the tongue and the flavor developing on the palate. Thanks hopsrus for the rare chance to try a gem like this!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Deep copper/chestnut color. Big porty nose with elements of honey raisons, alcohol and more. Very thick, smooth, sweet, a bit tangy alcoholic at first then it explodes into a ultra sweet blend of honey, oak, sugar coated raisons and floral notes. Incredible tasting nectar here. Warming and powerful, you know its strong but not as strong as it is. I don't think of this as beer but its a fine drink and deserving of all its praise.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 port wine and honey sweet , Complex flavours of sweetness among a sizzling port wine finish,figs,plums and rasions, ---shared among friends way to sweet and syrupy

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Remarkably complex! Portish in so many ways, especially the aroma! Ultra-sweet, with a thick richness that’s far deeper than a standard English-style mead like Lurgashall. Will post more rating later when I have time. Excellent!


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