beergurujr (2) - chicagoland, USA, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
served chilled, in a chardonnay glass.
App: beautiful honey amber.
Bouq: honey of course; a slight herbal scent from the gesho. a very slight hint of yeastiness.
Bod: medium heavy.
Fla: first sip a little strange, not used to the gesho flavor. second sip, bingo! got it. sweet leaning to semi-sweet. gesho is used for bittering (and starting fermentation). gesho=hops in the beer world. excellent balance of honey and gesho. very drinkable!
Fin: nice drying honeyish (and maybe pear?) flavor at the ending. very much more-ish.
great stuff. at about ten bucks a bottle, a great deal.
bytemesis (2177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, picked up by my wife at an Ethiopian restaurant. Pours still urine yellow. Aroma is honey, citrus fruit, some paint thinner. Flavor is medium sweet and a bit tart on the finish, honey, some zesty bitterness. Light body. Not great.
robertjm (719) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Still mead. Dark golden color. Aroma is interesting. Immediate aroma of honey, but a faint backend aroma of limberger cheese (Iím assuming thatís the malt/hops as this is my first tej). Pronounced honey flavor mixed with alcohols and again what I assume must be the hop additiona.. Immediate warming in the mouth and throat. Sweetness lingers on the palate for quite some time. Once Iíve had a chance to try some other Tej I may have to re-rate this one.