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Brewed by Dansk Mjd
Style: Mead
Billund, Denmark

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 570   ABV: 19%
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Nordic honey wine with hibiscus and hops added. Based on a recipe from about year 1700.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
Bottled. Thx gnoff. Amber. No head. Sweet and flowery aroma with elder-honey. Soft and smooth with some alco-feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
I could barely finish 2 ounces of this stuff. Lots of alcohol in the nose and the warmth on the way down is definitely noticeable. The way it goes down is much more like a cocktail than a beer. Flavour was unique as well. As I havent had all that many meads, I am just kind of blindly filling in numbers because I have to. I definitely need to understand the style better before I make a real call.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10044) - Gteborg/Jnkping, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 Sample from bottle, huge thanks to gnoff. Clear golden, no head at all. Strong honey aroma, alcohol, some floral notes. Sweet honey flavor, floral notes, oily palte. Alcohol is very well hidden, but you can still feel the strength.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle at patrick767 gathering. Transparent and a gold hue. Nose was honey, sweet, alcohol, and hoppy. Ditto for the flavor. Slightly tingly mouthfeel. Medium body. Pricey and worthy of a try. However, this is not a Mead that I could or would want to drink a lot of at any given time given the ABV. Definitely a sipper for sure and a "warm me up" on a cold, snowy winters night. Overall, it was nicely done for the style and one of the better Meads that I have rated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
750mL bottle. Poured bright medium orange.. flat with long, lovely legs. The aroma picked up bright, sweeter honey with thick floral accents.. the alcohol presence singed the nose hairs a bit, but this was very well-balanced. Prickly, warm alcohol and hibiscus hit the tip of the tongue with thick honey and dry, almost stale herbal notes across the middle.. dry, spicy finish with lots of warmth. Thicker-bodied and spicy on the palate.. a bit too strong in a couple places.. a touch stale at times as well. Overall a very enjoyable mead.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This bottled brew from Patrick767 at a rating party poured a head of clear colored bubbles that were quickly disappearing and left behind a uncarbonated golden brown colored body. The aroma was sweet and nasaly tingly. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of crisp dark honey and was dry. Delicious and one I would certainly have again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5525) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour witout a head. Aroma and flavour of hops, hibiscus, honey, malt and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber tinted towards rose with no head. This is a still mead. Hibiscus is the strongest component to the aroma along with honey, ginger and some spice. The flavor is very sweet honey with hibiscus as the two dominant characteristics with ginger and some spice also present. Finishes with some significant heat. I know there is no ginger in this mead, but the heat tastes more like it comes from ginger than from alcohol. Definitely a slow sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
I really enjoyed this one. it pours a nice brown whiskey color, great aroma of sweet honey and hibiscus. this stuff really tastes great and the alcohol isnt doesnt come through too much. I would buy this again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2007
A metheglin mead, brewed with hibiscus and hops. Pours a very surprising dark amber color. No head, still mead. Aroma is extremely floral, from both the hibiscus and the honey. Apart from the floral character, honey is also very big in the aroma. Alcohol is masked in the aroma. Taste is again very floral, but this time the alcohol comes through pretty strong, yet pleasant. Honey and hibiscus are very apparent, hops serve only as a balancing character. After taste is well balanced between malt, alcohol and floral characters. Warming all the way down. Very nice!


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