bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle shared two ways. Pours orange flat without no head. Aroma is sweets, honey and lemon juice. Taste is again honey, lemon juice, some herbal notes and some pine. Pretty good!
danlo (1638) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Hazy golden colour, shortlived white foam head and aroma of honey. Flavour is honey, sweet with a melon note and hints of lemon and tea. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry finish with lingering honey taste. Interesting, quite drinkable.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Haket on July 24, 2015.
Hazy golden color, very small white head. Sweet, berries, honey scent. Acidic, lemon taste. Lemon aftertaste, also honey. Fizzy mouthfeel, no bitterness, light tart finish.
martjoobolut (1570) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks FatPhil!). Pours dark golden without head. Aroma is sweet and sour, lemon and honey. Flavor is sweet with some sour notes, citrus, black tea, honey, chloride. Finish is dry. Overall: weird one, but I rather like it.
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ CCB Cider & Mead.
Orangée, qcq bulles à la surface.
Arôme offre une certaine douceur mielleuse avec un bouquet de thé noir et diverses épices, le tout semble assez bizarre pour cet hydromel.
Palais de thé noir très présent voire surfait. Le tout est sec avec une impression de feuilles bouilles et étant accompagné de qcq pointes d’épices. Se boit comme un thé froid avec une léger mielleux-cloying et zeste de citron.
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fairly clear golden pour with a thin head. Honey and grass dominate the aroma, with some citrus in the background. Tea comes out a little more in the taste, but still mostly honey and citrus. Lively carbonation. A little sweet for my taste, but good nonetheless.
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle, on clearance from the late Hiller’s Market in Northville. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a white head. Sweet honey aroma with some herbals and a touch of plasticky aroma. Flavor is sweet honey and herbal, some lemon. Tea kind of figures into the finish, but not much. I’m not really into this one, but then I don’t like tea either. Probably wouldn’t have picked it up, even on clearance, if I had read the label further.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden to light orange in color. Diminished ecru colored head. Aromas of clover honey, mild tea, and stale grass. Not sure why, but it works and is quite fitting. Sweet start with a near cider thought. Mild tea and light honey. Green tea linger. I have put off trying this for some time, thinking I would not like this. While I’m not fully enamored with this, it is nice variation of a mead.
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle (thanks a lot FatPhil). Hazy dark amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Chloride, furniture varnish, woody notes in aroma. Awkward aroma. Should I be worried? Apple juice mixed with chloride, twigs and tea leaves in taste. The fck is this? Brrrrrrr. More twigs and tea leaf in aftertaste. Sour mouthfeel. I can’t get over of all those chemical feeling. Just no.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Chloriney at first, dishwatery, but opens out to floor polish and wax. Sharp front taste, slightly citrussy, some tea, dirty, chemical, minerally, watery, waxy. Flat palate. Complete crap. Finish at least does have some honey. This reminds me I must pick up some good mead next time I’min Lithuania.
suurjuust (1805) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy dark golden, almost no head. Nose is lemons, varnish, honey, lemon peel. Flavor is honey with lemon rind lots of dry black tea. Finish is very dry, tastes like tea with lemon and lemon peel. Varnish and lemons in the retronasals. Weird and very dry.