Brewed by Makana Meadery
Style: Mead
Grahamstown, South Africa


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Pure and rich African mead with natural flavor added. With the warm natural flavors of sun-ripened figs.

Ernesto987's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4760) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A sample at the meadfest, wow huge fig flavors here. Sweet and rich and thick fig flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
On tap shared with northropfrye in Cape Town. Sweet mead. I don’t really know how to rate these, but I do know I like this. Sweet, some plums in the taste, too. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2817) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Beerhouse on Long. Nice traditional African beverage very close to mead. See light slight plums anise clear body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9596) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Clear bottle. This one is a sweet mead, definite notes of fig but for a sweeter one it is nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1286) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2013
By far the best mead Ive like to date. Nice clear light copper. Very nice smokey aroma. Unique smell of something youve never smelt. Smooth sweet honey taste with some acid/tartness to match. very balanced and not overly sweet. Rich dark fruit taste with the medium sweet honey. Cinnaman caramel apples.I really like this as my favorate mead so far. Havent had alot but this kills most of what Ive tried so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2881) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Im not sure what the other reviews for this one were drinking but man I liked this mead. Really unique smokey taste with light fig flavor and nice herbal honey. A bit thin to be world class but I loved it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, berries, honey. Flavour is alcohol, fruit, honey, berries. Ordinary mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (7789) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Fonefan. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow, nice lacings. Aroma of honey, sweet fruit, figs, flowers. Flavor of figs, honey, sugar, flowers. Full body, oily mouthfeel, flat carbonation, abit of alcohol in the finish. The figs flavor is nice, but overall its to sweet foir me. 301112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottled at The Birch, Norfolk. Pours a clear pale yellow color with no head and no legs. Sweet honey aroma with herbal and citrus notes. The taste is cheesy, herbal with a tart finish. Unique.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012
Bottle from New Beer Distro. 1.5 yrs old. Baby Duvel tulip. Don’t understand the low scores for this.
Well chilled. Leggy, shiney, amber orange body.
Smells just like quality, unfermented, raw clover honey. Seriously. Even has a touch of wildflower & soft citrus notes. Darker, maple-y stuff as well.
Taste isn’t as life-changing, but still pretty solid. Very fruity upfront. Mellow plum-ish sweetness. Big apple tartness that cuts any overly sweet notions. Cherry pit. Maple & ash on the finish.
Thin. More honey wine then mead. Lightly slick body. Hidden alcohol. Easy. I’m very surprised.

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