KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with tiny white head. Aroma has honey. Sweet flavour with loads of honney, ripe fruits, caramel and alcohol notes.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear honey-golden with no head. Neutral, honeyish aroma with hint of oak and alcohol. Sweet, not very honeyish, wineous flavor. Not very complex. Medium to full body, quite sugary, no carbonation. Reasonably drinkable, but quite straightforward and still too sweet.
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Clear golden. Aroma of honey and some sherry. Sweet flavor, a bit vinous, with honey.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Clear golden with a somewhat rustic earthy aroma before a warm and spicy honey note sets in. Lovely sweet flower accents with plenty of sweet honey without ever getting real sticky. Warming alcohol in the finish. 290608
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 gRAND TASTING. Alround rating: Honey, wine like character, alcohol, fruity character. Not as good as thier other ones.
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand tasting
Clear golden color, no head. Trefoil, honey aroma. A bit fizzy. Honeywine flavors. Lots of honey. Sweet but quite easy to drink. Nice.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 250 ml
Appearance: Pours shiny golden - Bohemian Pilsener like in colour, body with rosy to orangy hue, medium bodied, body is clear and flat, not very oily, but oilyness is more visible towards the surface, density is average.
Aroma: Some notes of fruits, wildberries, strawberries and honey well balanced in, sweet, quite well balnced with some gentle notes of alcohol being nicely build in, some warmth, some simple perfume, a bit flowery, but some acetonic notes when the mead becomes warmer.
Flavour: Initially sweet and than accidic with some sour accents, than when you swallow the mead texture seems more wattery than oily. Aromatic fruity nose (hints of strawberry, wildberry, winegrapes) and natural honey on palate, sweet flowery hints.
Palate: Palate is far from stickness, rather sweet in flavour, but mildly sour and mildly accidic on palate, like not rape, young fruits are felt on your tongue. This discrapancy between flavour and palate is interesting, but there is something that makes you aware of some lack of harmony in it. Lightly alcoholic. Texture is in between wattery and oily, body is medium. Finish feel is a bit soury, accidic.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG2008: 75 cL bottle. Pours clear and almost golden yellow with lacing white head. Smooth honey aroma, light spiced. Sweet honey and light spiced. Smooth and sweet flavoured. Ends mild spiced and very very smooth with a hard to catch alcohol note.
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, RBESG08 grand tasting.
Oooh my first Apis mead. Poured a golden body. Alcohol and honey in the nose.Very sweet and very good honey taste. Still, as some have said, a bit one dimensional. can’t wait to try their other meads.
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.
Pours clear golden with no head. Aroma has flowers, honey and light caramel. Oily mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet, powerfully vinious, lightly herbal. A touch too sweet And one-sided.