gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Clear deep golden color. Sweet honey and raissin scent, but also a lot of alcohol. Sweet honey scent. Though the aftertaste is alcohol and it’s quite warming, almost burning in the throat. Apparently they add hard spirits to this to stop the fermentation and keep some of the sweet stuff from the honey. I don’t think I appreciate the amount of alcohol that has been added. Rich mouthfeel.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden honey color with no head. Aroma is of sweet honey, ginger, and some hops. Flavor is sweet honey, a hint of ginger, and a bitter hoppy, alcohol finish.
aracauna (3035) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a still, rich gold. The aroma is full of honey, but the flavor comes across a bit hot. At first I thought this was from the alcohol, which is big, but it may be from the ginger after all. Thick with a lingering spicy burn from the ginger.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 Sampled at Tria Fermentation School’s mead class, 5/8/07. Clear orange amber color, topped with a few white bubbles. Sweet honey and floral aroma, with notes of sherry. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Spice and honey flavor, with warming alcohol. Long spicy finish.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Very interesting. Initially, the aroma brings to mind a silver tequila of all things. With a bit of snobbery and swirling, some flowers and spices, yes ginger, reveal themselves. Nice honey sweetness on the finish. A bit to alcoholic for my liking, but not bad overall.
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow / gold with no head. the aroma has honey, lots of alcohol warmth, ginger and lightly floral. Full body with a good bit of velvety sweetness. The taste starts with honey and a thickness that has a different feel from the barley malt beverages I’m used to, but it is very nice. The finish has slick sweetness and a clean ginger taste. The alcohol is present, but for 19% it is very well masked and this is a pleasant beverage to sip on. This is my first mean and it is a winner. I look forward to trying others.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow coloured with no head.
Aroma of alcohol, berries and honey.
Flavour of fruits, berries and honey.
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, Københavnske Øldage 2006. Golden and clear. Really strong alcohol aroma. Sweet honey aromas. Spices are noticeable, but hard to detect/identify. Unfortunately it is way to high in alcohol content and aroma to be appreciated.
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2006. My first mead. Pours a clear dark yellow, no head. Very sweet and slightly fruity. Strong aromas of alcohol. Mildly portlike. Fruity and warming alc finish. Not really a festival thing... more for a quiet evening in front of the fire place after a day of raping and pillaging.
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderfull acetic mead. Not as sweet as they are normal. Good aroma, with a hint of ginger.