Brewed by Dansk Mjd
Style: Mead
Billund, Denmark


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 570   ABV: 19%
English: The oldest known recipe for mead to be written down in the Nordic countries was in 1520 by the Archbishop Olaus Magnus. The recipe comprised of water, honey, hops and brewers yeast, and concludes, that "on the eight day - or earlier in emergencies - the mead may be drunk, but the longer it is left, the purer, better and healthier it will be." Our products are brewed based on a recipe from about year 1700, and the ingredients are pure and 100 pct. natural - guaranteed free from additives of any kind. Honey is the major and most important item in the recipe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle at 50F from Sams Chicago. Poured clear dark copper/orange color with good legs. Heavy dark honey ginger aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy dark honey sweet flavor with a rich sweet finish of moderate duration. Pleasing cognac flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2008
bottle Ft Wayne tasting courtesy of thedm and hotstuff, who could easily start a site called ratemead.com - This golden liquid has a honey and alcohol aroma. The flavor is heavy on the sweet honey with some herbal notes. Its definitely warming as one would expect from 19% abv. The mouthfeel is almost syrupy and the finish continues to be sweet. Enjoy it for dessert or late in the evening as you would a port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle: Courtesy of thedm and hotstuff at the locals tasting. Golden pour, no head. Herbal honey and ginger aroma with some slight "hot" touches to it. Very smooth body even though the ethyl was coming through in droves. Floral, herbal honey flavor with some of the ginger notes coming through. A bit hot right now, but still mighty fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2007
This is a metheglin style mead, spiced with ginger and hops. Pours brilliantly clear, medium gold. No head, it is a still beverage. Aroma is big ginger, some honey, and hints of hops. Alcohol is also apparent. Flavor is big ginger upfront, with nice honey character, and a good hop background. Body is medium, and finish is well balanced between ginger and honey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3137) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
a bit too much ginger for the aroma. flavor seems a bit herbal and spicy. palate is a tad thin. good for a sophiscate palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
The aroma is defiantly sweet with an herbal element. The honey really shines through though. The appearance is copper gold and still. The flavor is like the aroma with some ginger. The palate is smooth. Overall I like it but the alcohol is not well hidden!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2007
served from the bottle at plan b, copenhagen. amber, vanilla aroma, whisky-like alcohol character, golden syrup, quite balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
According to the rather lengthy description on my bottle, the recipe for this mead comes from around 1700 and its brewed with ginger and hops. It pours a rich gold color and leaves lond legs on the sides of the glass. The aromas pretty sharp and perfumey, strong alcohol with flowers and distant honey. Thick and creamy to drink, the honey flavor is laden with alcohol, flowers, vanilla, and old wood. The finish is sticky sweet, mildly bitter, and full of alcohol. More interesting than enjoyable, so this ones probably not a repeat for me.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5320) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Strong perfume-like honey aroma, very floral. Shimmering gold color and still. Sweet taste and alcohol doesnt mesh up well Aside from dark honey, there is a taste of mango and white grapes. Dried leaves on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Glass from the bottle at Sunset Grill on 8/13/07
Another deep golden-amber mead, slightly softer than the Dansk Klap, with similar legs and a high clarity.
For bringing the alcohol down a little over 2%, I definitely was impressed that it seemed significantly more lighter than that (wasnt expecting hardly any change). A little bit more phenolic spiciness comes out, and the alcohol isnt quite as fierce, with more of a plum-brandy note and not quite the beat you over the head with raisins and thick brown sugar that that Klap had. Still, it wasnt too far behind, in an absolute sense, and just seemed excessive and overly decadent, to say the least. Thank god for Sunset Grill and their mead flights; I would have been pissed if I bought a bottle of this for $20. Thick, syrupy texture, alcohol is quite problematic.

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