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Kuhnhenn Star Thistle Sweet Mead

Kuhnhenn Star Thistle Sweet Mead
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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As opposed to the Star Thistle Traditional, a dry mead, this is brewed with a higher honey to water ratio to impart a sweeter flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle. Still. Just a hint of coloration makes this a translucent gold. Almost clear in color. Very nice smell of overripe bananna. Sweet, more so than the traditional. Alcohol is apparent. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2004
From the bottle side by side with the traditional dry version. Same appearance, pale gold with some light honey tones. Smattering of lace and a fruitier, sweeter aroma. Lots of honey, hints of vanilla, banana, apricot, peach. Flavor is full of honey sweetness, but there is still a dry white wine yeast flavor on the finish giving it a bit of sour bite. Notes of spoiled/overripened fruit are not altogether unpleasant. Medium body, low carbonation. Very well made mead, but like the traditional version, I still prefer the softer, less acidic and sour orange blossom variety to this more white wine-like mead.


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