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 (368) - 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 (3963) - 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 (1563) - 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.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby-tinged orange into a snifter. Cinnamon and honey aromas. Soft with sweet hot cinammon and honey front to back.
degbert (1318) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-orange with a light haze. Nose is honey, lime, berry, and a gentle floral note. Flavor is...amazing. Just amazing. Primal and essential, rather than sanitized and filtered; it’s so Nordic one glass makes me want to go sack a monastery. Finish is long and aromatic. Brilliant.
Meilby (8971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 700ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden with no head. Aroma is sweet with notes of honey, raisin and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet with a long warm, honey and raisin finish. Body is full, texture is sticky, no carbonation.
onceblind (5220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy dark copper with a sweet dark nose of brown sugar, boozy cherry, and a dark honey tone. Flavor is dark and super sweet, a bit of cherry syrup, a kiss of maple, some wood, dark beeswax, and a boozy sweet brown sugar heat.
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s. Thanks Tom L. Clear gold. Medicinal, cough syrup and hard honey candy aroma, pine, spices and honey taste, a little thick texture, pine finish.