Brewed by Lurgashall Mead
Style: Mead
Lurgashall, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Made from fermented honey, this is England's oldest alcoholic beverage. Serve mulled with spices in winter, or over ice in summer.
Also known as Celtic Mead.
Also sold as Christmas Mead with a packet of spices.

Pjones6738's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
My 500th. Lets see if its any good. Pale yellow, no head. Sweet aroma, reminds me almost of champaigne (or however you spell that). *sip* Bleah! Overpoweringly sweet, and I normally like sweet. As it warmed a little bit, the sweetness seemed to mellow a little, and the honey taste started to come through. Still far too sweet to be enjoyable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
This was not my cup of tea, poured a dark yellow with aromas of dry honey, and some wood, with a touch of spice. Flavors were the same, not the best one out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
750ml bottle 12/23/13 (Courtesy of TerryR)-46° in Snifter-Pours amber with no head. Aroma of sweetness, fruit, honey, and apple cider. Taste of honey, sweetness, and sugar. This light bodied beverage is not overly syrupy but just a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is strong honey, beeswax. Sugary cake icing. The taste is similar. Strong honey. A touch of lemon and summery fruits. Quite sweet and boozy. Syrupy body, fine carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a yellow color with no head. Has a sweetish spicy honey aroma. Sweetish spicy honey flavor. Has a sweetish spicy honey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Light green pour with a white head. Honey and baked apple aroma. Heavy sweet spice action in the flavour- cloves, cinnamon- accentuates the dominant honey taste. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Brusin’ ales - pours clear gold, still. I had this one a couple days ago and drank the whole bottle in one sitting which I normally don’t do. That said its solid, but a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle at ChrisO ... golden yellow ... soft dry honey nose ... soft floral honey ... light spice ... light dry honey finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Mes and Sim. Pours clear yellow tint with a few bubbles. Sweet honey aroma, hints of spices and herbs. Big sweet flavor, plenty of sticky honey, light spiciness. Full bodied with fine, flat carbonation. Moderately warming finish, medium sweet, not as thick as some meads I’ve had. Nice dry honey character in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Mes and Sim, 30/12/12. Almost translucent with a hint of pale yellow, very thin white head. Nose is almond, marzipan, light smoke, honey, piss. Taste follows, honey, sweet sugars, booze. Full bodied, still, sweet finish. Decent enough mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
A nice, smooth, simple and easy drinking mead. It has a lot of sweetness, but it’s not an overly rich or syrupy sweetness. Body is still thicker than wine, but it reminis bright and crisp. The spices are a good idea, but they leave a lot of sediment that takes away from the drinking experience. I should have used a little stocking for steeping.

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