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Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland

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RATINGS: 535   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.



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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Shared by puddintane at the Columbus tasting #7-Thanks Dave.Honey,straw and lots of alcohol dominates the aroma.Pours very deep copper with no head.Very thick honey flavor with lots of alcohol as well.Very full mouthfeel with very sweet alcohol finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle shared at the ’Beers of London’ Tasting MkII, Bespin Cloud City - Hyde Park zone, thanks to host mit der most - Ell Kay Ess 11/02/15. Rich orange amber with little in the way of a head, good legs on the edge of the glass being offered. Nose is rich fruit, liquid fruit cake, spice, plummy depths, caramel, hints of sherry. Taste comprises rich boozey depths, dark berry fruits, sweet, dark fruit rinds,. Full bodied, viscous and cloying, sweet licks in the close. Decent mead, sweet sipping juice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This an absolutely beautiful reddish brown color. And it only gets better from there. A wonderful honey flavor but without being sweet really at all. Smooth and delicious, a friend’s mother brought this from Poland. Had with her home-cooked Polish dinner. Fantastic. I’m really debating giving this a perfect score.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2416) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Big thanks to Leighton for this. Dark reddy brown, slightly hazy, no head at all, legs on the glass. Aroma is very sweet and musty, lots of pungent honey, slightly sour. Body is medium to full, smooth, rich, no carbonation. Taste is sweet honey, tangy, a little salty seaweed, card, maybe clove? Nice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (4391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons pad. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Nice reddy amber orange coloured pour, nice and viscous. Aroma is earthy honey, hawthorn, plenty of hot alcohol, little orange. Flavour is really smooth pure honey, earthy nutty, sherry fruits, super drinkable. Palate is velvety, full bodied, sweet bodied. Very smooth, Warming alcohol in the finish. Packs a punch.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (86) - - FEB 9, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Aroma: honey, raspberry, alcoholTaste: sweet, raspberry, honey, fruity Fantastic mead!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at home in London - but just a little bit! Picked up at Julio’s. Pours clear, rich amber with no head. The nose holds a lot of rich honey, lightly crystallised, with subtle citric tones underscored flowers and dried berries. Big sweet flavor with thick, viscous honey, more flowers, some caramel, clover, raspberry, cherry, bread. Full bodied, thick and chewy, soft and oily. Warming on the finish with more rich, decadent and lightly toasted honey, some mellow alcohol, berries, clover. As you swirl it around your mouth it feels more and more like real honey. There’s lingering warmth and sticky, luxurious honey character. Wonderful stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2029) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottel care of Leighton. Reddish to clear brown colour, no head. Nose is musty, honey, floral, honeysuckle, caramel, apple, ice cider, musty apple fruit, very sweet, syrupy. Taste is caramel, apple, honey, toffee apple, slight sweet wine vinous, ice cider. Rich, sweet but very very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7884) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Big thanks to Mr L. K. Smith for this mead monster. Appearance-wise it is a clear, oily amber. The nose is rich, unctuous, oily, toffee, toasted bread, dried fruits, cinnamon roll and honey. The tast is rich, oily, juicy, honeyed fruits, toffee, burnt caramel, baked goods, apple, pear and tarte tatin with a smooth, boozy finish. Rich, sweet and oily. An enjoyable sipper. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
InPivoVeritas (318) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Deep amber. Aroma is a bit spicy honey, rich fruitness (berries, some cherry notes maybe). Very sweet with syrupy mouthfeel. Awesome, rich and very thick.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2789) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas. Clear dark amber. Slightly alcoholic, daisy aroma. Very sweet and alcoholic taste. Thick, full body, a little herbal finish.


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