durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours clear pale straw gold with a light frizzante carbonation. Nose shows honey, light mango and pepper, with notes of young wood and tart wild apples. An odd but not bad herbal note. The parts come together in a unique whole. Taste starts sweet but ends quite dry, especially for the style.
muzzlehatch (4840) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, served out of the fridge in a White Winter Winery stem glass. Fizzes a bit, produces no head atop the big-bubbled pale straw body....nose is full of black pepper and intense farmy character - really could not tell it’s a mead, or any other particular kind of alcoholic beverage, from this nose; it reminds me actually of an intense peppery vegan mushroom dish I used to get years ago at a Korean restaurant in Chicago; I quite like it, but it’s an odd aroma coming out of a honey-wine....body is thankfully somewhat less peppery, though the spice is still present; I can taste a bit of the sweet mango and honey of course, though it is difficult to get past the spicy aroma, and by the back end the pepper has come back full force, giving an almost corrosive character to the finish and going down...lightly syrupy body, faint carbonation. This is a fascinating beverage, I’m glad to have it and can honestly say that I "like" it overall - but I will likely never buy it again. Really cool idea, but I don’t want a mead burning my throat very often.
alex_leit (2602) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale straw color, almost no foam. Aroma: honey, flowers, pepper, a little cologne. Taste: sweet, honey, watery, slightly citrus and mango, fruit, a little pepper, very strange.
Vighals (3258) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lys gul klar uten skum. Lukter mer nektar enn honning, noe maltekstrakt. Lett. Smaker eplesider. Kort
daje (4131) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, april 28th 2016. Dark yellow body with no head. Aroma of sweet honey, pepper, flowers and fruit. Taste adds mango, i subtle pepper heat, sweet honey. Sweet and hot finish. Pretty good.
Fules (836) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hab nincs, gyönyörű mézszín. Illata mézes, gyümölcsös, borsos. Íze mézes, borsos, édeskés gyümölcs ízzel. A bors miatt kicsit hajaz a gyömbérre. Közepesen testes és szénsavas, picit érezni az alkoholt.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. Bottle. Poured clear, pale yellow (white wine like), fizzy minimal head. Aroma of fruit and honey. Taste is sweet and fruity, certainly mango and honey. Tart dry finish. Very good, very enjoyable.
tderoeck (8228) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/VI/16 - 500ml bottle @ Klaas’ Totem Brewery Unofficial Inauguration BBQ Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 401-12-14 (whatever that may be) (2016-638) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear very pale yellow stuff, small aery white head. Aroma: lots of incense, some honey, floral, Indian curry spices, MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet sugary start, honey, spicy, lots of incense. Aftertaste: sweet, spices, honey, more incense. Weird, not my thing.
ElManana (1925) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Totem's Inoguracion! Peppers, mango fruitiness, sweetish, not bad but nit my favourite drink.
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottledog, London - UK. Color: clear pale golden blond mead, with small carbonation and no foam. Smell: spicy and fruity. Good sweet honey notes. Taste: light body with sweet honey taste balanced with fresh peach and mango notes. Good attenuation. Dry finish. Aftertaste: sweet fruity finish and small spicy pepper notes. Astringent and sweet.
Hermod (6534) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ CBC 2016. Hay colored brew with a thin head. Sweet fruits, honey, some spicy notes. Honey sweetness, mild spicy notes, long finish. excellent mead.