CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a ceramic bottle.
Pours still, a deep reddish amber color with a light haze to it.
The aroma is pretty honey forward from the get go, but rich boozy and oaky notes emerge as it opens up. The fruitiness is really very subtle, you don’t miss the raspberry because you know it’s supposed to be there... but I wonder if blindfolded if I would even recognize the particular fruit used in this mead, not really a bad or good thing.... just interesting.
The raspberry character is far more present in the flavor adding fruitiness & tartness to the big sweet honey flavor of the mead. It’s really more akin to a liqueur than say Jadwiga in as much as the alcohol is far more present and warming in this one than in that Mead. The oakiness is also very nice albeit subtle.
I like this, very much... I’m not sure I like it enough to go grab another $40 bottle of it anytime soon... but it is complex & enjoyable and was worth trying at least once.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.1l ceramic bottle from trade with Eldesmadre. This is near clear in the glass, kind of brown copper or even bronze - red color and it had lots of tiny mind blurring eye floaters. Smells amazing. It just does. I get lots of sour raspberries and wood. The honey sweetness actually really kicks you in the teeth, but it somehow still manages mo feels gentle. Even if it comes almost straight from the fridge it has a warming aura. It physically feels warm on the nose. A lovely strong and nose-cleaning aroma. Lots of raspberries in the flavor also! Oh, my. I’ve never tasted something as intense concentrated and fruity all in once before. You can just hear the teeth’s rotten from all that wonderful sweet honey. This is a sipper in the words full true meaning. Big thanks for getting me this Kuba! Really enjoyed this one! 31.03.2013
msbernac (941) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma- Honey, raspberry
Appearance-caramel colour, cloudy liquid
Taste-medium sweetness, fruits
Palate-medium body, thick feel, long finish,
Overall- good balanced mead
BuckeyeBoy (3167) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ceramic bottled picked up at Tres Bonne. Pours out a caramel color no head. Awesome honey nose, raspberry, and some light herbal notes. Taste is great thick rich honey and light berries. The mouth fill was all polish Mead thick and rich, not thin like most American meads I have had. This one gives Apis Jadwiga a little run for its money.
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Great sample from the Julio meadfest, so rich and thick and tasty, great raspberry flavors
joergen (22451) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Alex.
Clear orange coloured with no head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of honey, berries and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices, honey and berries.
yespr (33803) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle, thanks to fiulijn. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is fruity, floral and peachy. Sweet, fruity and peachy. Smooth fruity, peachy and citrusy to light mango fruity. Smooth citric and crisp into a fruity finish.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ceramic bottle with cork, bottled 08.05.2009
Measured Final Gravity: 1032
Amber color with red hue. It has the classic Polish mead nose, with honey and elegant fruit profile, plus some raspberries. Very sweet, almost syrupy; it has a strong honey character, evident raspberries and powerful alcohol punch. The fruit provides a bit of tannic bitterness too, and a correct level of acidity, that maybe is the best trait.
The most fruity one of all Polish meads, as I can remember; and too much for me; also, too much alcohol.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle (Bottled: 10/25/07.): Got in trade from phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of honey and light raspberry. Poured orange in color with no head. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Some small particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of honey and light raspberry. Medium to full body. Slick, oily, smooth texture. No carbonation. Honey and slight raspberry finish. 16%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 100ml. ceramic bottle.
Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy honey, alcohol, raisin - berries - raspberry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet berries - raspberry, honey. Body is medium, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.