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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Can you taste the sage in this varietal? Some claim they do. There is a bit of the herb in this one but mostly we enjoy its fruity (apple, grapefruit) notes and champagne-like bready aroma. Effervescence is lower in this varietal, providing just a prickle to awaken the taste buds. In the cooler months this is a pleasant change, allowing for richer body in the mead. Beautiful light straw translucence and a very clean finish. Food Pairings: The sage varietal stands alone and we recommend enjoying it that way, particularly as a sparkling digestif at the end of the evening.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Corked bottle
Hazy greenish yellow, with some short lived head. Light white wine aroma, with a very light herbal twist. Carbonated mouthfeel, light a sparkling wine, with light body, some acidity, and a very light sweetness that distinguish it from mostly dry sparkling wine. Pleasant, but not worth the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle @ SBWF2011. Pours a pale yellow color with a very small fast disappearing whit ehead. Has a fruity spicy honey and flower aroma. Dry spicy honey flavor with some weak acidic hints. Has a dry fruity spicy honey finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear light yellow colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate honey, wood. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a long duration, fruity, perfumed - flowery. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is fizzy. [20110918]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
at papsoe tasting. clear yellow, small bubbly head. slightly boozy, slightly flowery and honey like aroma flavor is honey, sparkling, something resembling apple.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humlelala (1031) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
(Sample at Papsø’s) Pours a clear pale straw with pretty close to no white head. Aroma is tart with notes of bread and alcohol. Medium carbonation, full body, watery texture and a long astringent finish. Taste is sour remniscient of a cremant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of honey, flowers and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices, flowers and apples. Dry finish of honey.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is hebral and crisp honey. Sweet, honey, light chemical and herbal. Going into a more alcohol warming finish with a herbal honey note sticking to it. Light sticky mouthfeel yet also carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled@Sundsvall BF 2010. Golden colour with no head. Aroma is honey, wood, spices and some mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is honey, wood, mild apples and some spices. Wellbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2009
Bottled. A pale golden mead with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of honey, sage, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of sage, leading to a very dry honey and spicy finish. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth. The mouthfeel is lightly sparkling.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2008) Pale yellow colour with brief, white head. Sparkling. Fruity, sweaty nose with herbs and old socks. Odd aromas. Fruity, tart taste with notes of grass, green apples and honey. Medium body. Balanced sweetness. Rather weird mead, but still drinkable.


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