Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland


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RATINGS: 541   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Aroma is full of honey, just jammed full of honey, with lots of alcohol. Flavor is way sweet, but not quite cloying. Too sweet for more than a few sips, and that sweetness is holding me back from rating it too high. Still good, and very very different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Wow. Poured a copper orange color. Still mead, no carbonation. Aroma is of alcohol and honey sweet. Taste is sweet and a little alcohol burn. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Very pleasant. I tried making mead once before and now I know what my goals are. This is really fantastic. Aging helps nicely. Oak notes, not unlike a chardonnay. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Drew-LaPalooza. Holy crap, this is serious, you can tell from the very first smell. Very dark brown, legs on the glass like a fine wine. Huge nose, spicy, ginger, port. Incredibly smooth on the palate. Thanks to thedm and Hotstuff for sharing this wonderful mead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2004
This is a purely aesthetic and experiential taste, lacking the comfortable drinkabilty of an easier brew. I’m glad I was given the opportunity to taste this mead and learn about its historical significance. The experience of sampling this mead has been similar to the transcendant lucidity of an acid trip, whereby you are miraculously revealed to the vivid nature of the Earth’s substances.....Perhaps, I’ve lost you or... you are completely enthrawed. Regardless, this mead is full of honey, vanilla, and sweet refreshment. It is deliciously smooth, insidiously revealing its decor of tastefulness. I reccomend giving this mead a taste if afforded the opportunity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Drew-LaPalooza brew #9: Very special thanks to Thedm and Hotstuff for bringing this to the party - truly a special elixir! This is some intense stuff! - it even smells thick; this could strike fear into the hearts of the weak! Besides the thick sweet honey and cornucopia of fruit flavors, I was most impressed by the spicy ginger bite at the end. Body was thick, oily and smooth - came pretty close to being cloying, but the variety of flavors kept it all together. Incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Poured a magnificent orange gold color, very still, no head. The "legs" left on the glass were kick ass! Sweet, buttery, caramel, and a light alcohol aroma. Taste of honey and vanilla up front, marshmellow, some pine, raisins, grapes, a lingering sweetness and barely any alcohol at the very end. This is truely awesome, a sweet apertif.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
2-3 oz liqueur-glass sample at Hopleaf, Chicago. Clear, thick, light bright golden honey color, very still. Complex arom of honey, caramel, cognac, vanilla and almonds, so much and so huge. Powerful thick liqueur mouthfeel, thick honey/vanilla flavors with a big alcohol presence, but like cognac, just the right level of warmth comes through. This IS a bit tough to drink in any quantity, but it is surely sublime in small doses. The first mead I’ve truly enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
Golden amber-brown. Robust aroma of dark honey, apples, caramel, toffee, nuts (almonds?) & brandy. Luscious, extremely thick but soft feel. Rich, complex flavour of dark honey, apples, plums, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, licorice, nuts, & even a hint of peat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brownish golden color. Lovely aroma of honey, booze, maple, toffee, and some wood. Quite sweet, maple gets you first, followed by some sugary notes, alcohol, and rounded out nicely by the honey. Wonderful mouthfeel, feels like air on the tongue, alcohol burn is pretty subdued, very mellow. Simply wonderful. Thank you for giving me a taste Mr_Kimchee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
2004 Mondial de la Biere Ratebeer Gathering at Tiggmtl’s. Still red/amber/brown colour. Burning alcohol aroma (even compared to Avery the Beast) also some sherry and acetic notes. Flavours of honey, sherry, and slight soy sauce. Lots of things happening in there. Very sweet, sugary, syrupy, and sticky, much like a liqueur. Very good. Another gem from Rastacouere.

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