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Brewed by Dansk Mjd
Style: Mead
Billund, Denmark

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 570   ABV: 19%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4314) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7239) - 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.

3.3
   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4585) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4210) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
yum yum Poured a golden color. Aroma was honey go figure, grapes. Flavor was blended perfectly. honey and white grapes vanilla and the slightest bit of woodyness to it. Expected it to be tick mouthfeel but wasnt at all vey very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2939) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pretty ceramic 750ml bottle from SL. Golden honey colored pour, nice inverted fingers along the edges, no head obviously. The aroma was rich honey, grapes, berries, light ginger. The flavors melded together so wonderfully, light vanilla and oak under all of the aroma qualities. Alcohol was quite warming and surprisingly settled as the bottle warmed a bit (initially served at fridge temps). Hops added along with the ginger? The ginger was hardly there (a good thing for me!) and the hops completely missed. Mouthfeel was oily, yet not thick, syrupey, or honey-like viscous at all. This one worked terrifically late in the evening alongside fresh fruit and pound cake, while watching the Birds open their 07 preseason. These meads are now winning me over, unfortunately at an impact to the wallet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear deep gold with no head. Strong aroma of ginger along with some sweet honey. The flavor is also quite strong with tons of ginger along with some sweet, almost syrupy, honey flavors. There is an almost immediate strong burn, which I believe is more from the ginger than the alcohol. This mead is definitely all about the ginger. The label says this is made with ginger and hops, however, I did not detect any hops in the aroma or flavor. Fans of ginger will want to give this mead a try. Those who dont enjoy ginger may find it overbearing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8739) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
(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 its 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 dont think I appreciate the amount of alcohol that has been added. Rich mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2007
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.


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