jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Alchemist. I’m new to meads, so bear with me.
This was funky. Aroma was flat ginger ale, slightly floral. Taste was sweet...sticky, slightly carbonated, nice floral notes to the honey. I kept coming back to "flat ginger ale". Some spiciness I couldn’t identify. I did get some citrusy notes from the hops but it was mostly a floral component.
Mittenator (1501) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at crunchy's. Amber with no head. Lots of sweet cinnamon. Really sweet and booze is well hidden.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 200ml, from the National Museum in Copenhagen. A slightly cloudy golden colour with no head. Aroma is fragrant and floral. An intensely sweet flavour with notes of elderflower and apple. Super-sweet honey evident in the finish. Alcohol is fairly evident with a little burn. Almost syrupy texture. Rather enjoyed this but it’s too sweet for regular drinking!
BLADT (659) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tapSmells of perfumed vodka. Lots of spice. Taste is honey and Riesling. Syrupy mouthfeel.
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 70cl stoneware. A more or less clear one, amber in color, quite oily. No carbonation or head. The aroma is quite flowery, with heather honey and alcohol. Some earthy and citrusy hints. It’s sweet and honey tasting with some flower and berries. Way too warming I think, full bodied and velvety on the palate. Lasting finish with some berries and herbs and quite a lot of honey and sweetness, and of course alcohol. Wouldn’t mind this one with the alcohol subdued. As it is now it’s way, way to warming. 140331
PendulousFall (14) - - MAR 29, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am obviously not a viking. This made me want to scrape my tongue with a razor blade. I’d be a very angry woman if I had to drink this all the time. The best part of this drink...the color. It is a beautiful golden color that tricks you into thinking this is the best thing that will ever touch your tongue. It fooled me. I’ll keep the bottle though. It looks like stone. Advertising got me again!
EyeAmBaldman (356) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Oh my god. I really hoped for this to be good. Pours a clear amber with zero head. Aroma is all alcohol. I smell maybe a bit of honey, but not much. It burns in your mouth thanks to the 19% ABV. I’m not impressed. It’s a little oily on the tongue, but not my thing.
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Pours clear yellow, aroma of honey, spices, alcohol, flavor of honey, lots of spices and some minty tones towards the end, medium bodied
Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of lush honey, and flowers usher in a rewarding sensery experience. An orangish amber pour sets the stage for the taste of sumptuously smooth round honey coupled with floral notes and a suggestion of hops. This drink is pure heaven… or should I say Valhala. Now I know why the Viking warriors wanted to go there.
Saxonsheild (1) - - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
By the Gods who made this? Billund needs to up the game a bit. What in the name of Woden are the bees feasting on here pig fat and Lego? No wonder the Vikings went marauding to the coasts of Scotland where they would found Moniack Mead.