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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep red - white bubbes. Red berries, black berries, honey, not sweet honey, tartness, cherry notes, fruity, very pleasant, dryness, light bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø, thanks yespr. Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of honey and black currants. Sweet and fruity flavour of black currants and berries with notes of honey. Tart finish of berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear red. The nose doesn’t reveal much honey but lots of blackcurrant and a slightly chemical off-note. Medium body, sparkling, a little marzipan, dry and tart berry notes with some sulphur. No real honey notes though. Ends tart and almost astringent. A very unusual Mead. 150311

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
clear red. small white head. aroma is fruity, sort of bittersweet honey. flavor is wine, faint honey, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From bottle at Sunset Grill. Pours deep golden orange with no head. Aroma is solid fruity, slight phenolic and dry wooden. Wooden, fruity and phenolic honey herbal. Lingering black currant note and honey herbal. Ends dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Sample at Julio’s NE Beer Festival. Todays samples were actually the first meads I have ever tasted so not much to compare to. I liked them much more than expected though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours purple with a stray bubble or tow and a nice neck on the glass. Smells of honey and tarte. Tastes tarte with a nice warming alcohol presence and some dry honey on the finish. Another great mead from this apiary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4771) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Sep 17 2007 from 750 ml bottle (City Market, Burlington, Sep 2007). Cork is much fresher and tighter this time; guess the other bottle was just unlucky. Pours a slightly hazy dark violet, still, with slow-subsiding thick legs….lovely, luscious deep fruity nose, black currants strongly present, and a rustic, dark honey scent as well, light hints of unripe grapes and new oak….an elegant mixture of tart and sweet fruits on the tongue, with acid tartness ultimately winning out, quite tannic and woody, sweetness is just light and cuts the harshness at first, dryness comes on strong in the finish…..a bit brash and unrefined, but the overbearing, pungent qualities are excellent for a simple, hearty beverage to go with rustic, gamey foods. Probably my favorite from this meadery overall. Very little honey character overall; this probably would not win points in a homebrew competition, but I enjoyed it a lot for what it is.

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