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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - MAY 8, 2012
Clear no color color... like water, no head. Aroma is odd. Flavor is sweet and marzipan with some sour bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
Bottle at the inlaws. Clear light yellow body with no head. Light honey, vanilla notes, grapes. Smooth alcohol warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7817) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle kindly donated by my daughter, who brought this from Holy Island. Clear very pale golden color, no head. Light aroma of honey, vine. Sweet honey taste with grape. hints of vanilla, sharp alcohol. Unusual but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
350ml bottle given as a gift from the island - Amber body, no head. I think it is supposed to be like this. Nose is a strong mix of grape juice and honey, with a large hit of alcohol. Taste is syrupy, like a sweet wine, with a warm finish. First time Iíve had mead, and probably my last. A very average drink that no doubt has its fan-base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6090) - Coxís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (2604) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (10447) - Hasselager, DENMARK - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (2008) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Clear pale yellow colour with no head. Nice smell of honey. Heawy sweet. Flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (4083) - 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, itís not really mead--they donít use their own honey, and theyíre not really fermenting honey anyway. So it shouldnít come as a surprise that it isnít very good. Sharp, sickly, artificial and really unpleasant. Too bad, because otherwise itís a nice story (and the Holy Island remains a magical place).

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