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Brewed by Dansk Mjød
Style: Mead
Billund, Denmark

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 570   ABV: 19%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, 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 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2007
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with no head. Aroma of alcohol, berries and honey. Flavour of fruits, berries and honey.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2006
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
Wonderfull acetic mead. Not as sweet as they are normal. Good aroma, with a hint of ginger.


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