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Honey Sun Iqhilika African Transkei Gold Coffee
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Brewed by Makana Meadery
Style: Mead
Grahamstown, South Africa

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pure & rich African mead with coffee. Infused with the rarest of African coffee from the Wild Coast of South Africa.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold. Nose and taste of coffee, honey, vanilla and beeswax. Medium body. Finishes sweet with a touch of coffee. Decent.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2056) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours Orange gold. Still. Leaves legs. Aroma is honey and a bit of a spice I can’t determine. Smells like Ethiopian Tej. Mild earthquake coffee undertones. Flavor is sweet honey, mild quinine? Mild earthy coffee, a touch of lemony citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5209) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Poured a golden yellow from the bottle at house 4 beer with aromas of sweet honey , light earthy roast and some light grounds. Flavors were light sweet sticky honey and earthy light coffee with some bitterness. A nice change of pace from the overly sweet meads and left me wanting more. Abv is hidden well in this one as well so watch out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow pour. Aroma is sweet wildflower honey with just a hint of coffee. Flavour is also light floral honey with just a touch of coffee in the finish. Rich and very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft. Clear golden amber, still. Aroma of sweet fruity caoffee. Taste has floral honey with a coffee edge. Good metheglin(sp?).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5901) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
Draught at Ginger Man cons 2015-05-16 New York AR: yeasty mead, foot sweet, odd african? fruity aroma AP: bonzy sugary thick fluid, no head F: african? fruity, sugary feeling, easter honey, wee carbonation, coffein, lingonberries, warming feeling, thick density

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"haven’t had a mead in a while, so the slightly alcoholic uber sweetness was a bit of a slap in the face, but this is an enjoyable warming libation. coffee is strong in the aroma and flavor. even after getting used to it, it’s almost TOO sweet, but the coffee and honey work well together."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Still golden pour. Aroma is baked apples, pears, earth and coffee notes. Flavor is medium sweet with apples, honey pears, earthiness and coffee. Moderately dry finish and no real noticeable alcohol. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (1968) - Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml. bottle,thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours an old gold to amber clear. Aroma is honey, spice, coffee. The taste is honey mead with coffee, I do taste the coffee, interesting. As far as meads go this is good, never had a coffee one before, and it was decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (2211) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml corked bottle. Pours still copper. Aroma is vinegar, coffee and that’s about it. Taste is a little rotten; tastes a little like black coffee spiked with fermented honey; raisins come out as it warms. Mouthfeel is syrupy like any mead should be. I’ve had a lot better, that is for certain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11902) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jtclockwork-still-gold. A-honey, earthy, roast. T-honey, herbal, earthy, roast.


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