fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle, purchased 3+ years ago, batch 851/1
Measured Final Gravity: 1035
The color is between blond and golden. The aroma is intense and fresh, with some fruitiness and a hint of spices, and mild aroma of mountain honey. Sweet but not syrupy, with very balanced flavor, fresh, fruity, with a pinch of spices. No bitterness and no alcohol perception.
Very good, as usual.
omhper (23324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Clear deep golden. Balsamic, vinous honey aroma with some raisin. White pepper and Tokaji Aszú, medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Some tongue coating honey in a finish with slight tingling alcohol.
Rasmus40 (17431) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Saxo. Clear golden. Aroma is quite sweet, honey and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet. Sweet finish with lots of alcohol. 151111
gunnfryd (14057) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with no head. aroma is honey, alcohol. Flavour is honey, alcohol, heather. OK mead.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter gathering thanks to the cheeseman
Pours a nice golden hue, no real legs noticed. Simple sweet honey like aromas with a bit of booze. Flavor is simple honey with a nice blast of spice in the finish. There is a touch of citrus and some earthy pith going on as well. It’s a bit thin. Real glad I got to try it, not the best of the day though.
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 250ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with no head, Aroma has notes of honey. Taste is medium to heavy sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of saxo. It’s a clear golden mead, flat and quite oily. The aroma is quite heavy on the honey, with heather and a herbal touch. A bit heavy on the alcohol. The same goes for the flavor, it’s too much alcohol going on. Honey and heather too. Oily and a bit thin on the palate. Warming too. Lasting finish. Overall, a bit heavy on the alcohol, but quite nice anyway. 110415
chrisv10 (15189) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Clear golden with no head. Flavour is honig, sweet, spices and notes of alcohol.
saxo (16731) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. No head. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet honey, alcohol and notes of fruit.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, courtesy Cheeseman. Pours still, with a medium-dark golden hue. Some agitation of the glass reveals a relatively thin body for a mead. Sheeting is delicate, and shows some fleeting, skinny legging. Honey aromas are only moderately sweet as they have been cut with a touch of citric acidity, including hints of lemon. There’s a bit of dry, earthen fruitiness in the background, along with some moderate dark spicing. Alcohol is not apparent. Flavors are primarily the same, with the floral honey sweetness tempered with fruity acidity and earthy spice. Lemon is again apparent. I don’t get any of the cherries that the commercial description forecasts, but their thinning, balancing effect is obvious. The palate is thin and lifeless, not at all viscous like a good mead should be. This is a strange one, overall. Not my thing.