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Brewed by Lindisfarne Mead
Style: Mead
Berwick-on-Tweed, England

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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Lindisfarne Mead is a unique alcoholic fortified wine manufactured on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne from fermented white grapes, honey, herbs, the pure natural water from the island's artesian well fortified with fine spirits.


Camons' rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5665) - Hasselager, - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Henriksoegaard. Pours clear light yellow, leaving lacings. Aroma of hone, grapes, apples, some alcohol. Flavor is honey, sweet apple, grapes, wood, booze. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol in the finish. 280113


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle: Clear, still...almost colorless...just slightly yellowed. Alcohol and light honey and lemon aroma....comes across a little nail-polishy. Taste is sweet with a slight alcohol warmth.... Mild honey, ginger flavor. Surprisingly gentle considering the ABV and the initial whiff of alcohol. Mild, very good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1091) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
350ml bottle. Clear very pale yellow colour, almost clear with no head, alcohol & honey aroma. Taste is sweetish honey with apple-like notes and some alcohol. Oily syrupy mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, warming finish. OK

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1759) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Clear pale yellow colour with no head. Nice smell of honey. Heawy sweet. Flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Courtesy of HenrikSoegaard
Pale blond color. The aroma is a bit plastic. Sweet, without excess; some honey flavor. Drinkable, but simple.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012

Bottle 700ml. clear glass @ [ T.S.H.R.B.G.S.C.S.M.T (The Second Handrup RateBeer Gathering Special Cider Sake Mead Tasting) - Ebeltoft ].

Clear light light yellow colour almost white (water colour) with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate honey, apple, grape, phenol, alcohol - sprit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120414]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
I had this on the Holy Island, and while walking around the village I took a peek or two around the back. Small operation. The problem is, it’s not really mead--they don’t use their own honey, and they’re not really fermenting honey anyway. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it isn’t very good. Sharp, sickly, artificial and really unpleasant. Too bad, because otherwise it’s a nice story (and the Holy Island remains a magical place).

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Snifter at St Aidens Winery, Holy Island, Northumberland. Very pale yellow, no head. More like a sweet wine, honeyed, quite rich, sharp alcohol note and a salty, calcium hint. Not for me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Clear no color color... like water, no head. Aroma is odd. Flavor is sweet and marzipan with some sour bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Light honey aroma. Very spicey not that sweet honey flavor. Average light sweet finish. oily palate. Not that good mead.


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