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Lurgashall Spiced / Metheglin Mead

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Style: Mead
Lurgashall, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sold as Spiced Mead in the UK and as Metheglin Mead in the USA.
Honey sweet mead infused with a secret blend of herbs and spices to a 16th century recipe.
Beloved of Queen Elizabeth I, Metheglin is a sweet honey mead infused with a complex blend of herbs and spices. Metheglin is derived from the Welsh word meddyglyn, meaning “medicinal liquor”, as healing herbs were often stored as metheglin so they would be available over winter. The aroma of Lurgashall Metheglin is enormous. The herbal and spicy character, in particular the resiny character of thyme & rosemary, are fully evident on the palate as well. Clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg intermingle with the sweet honey flavor. Its big body, underscored by about 13.5% alc./vol., ends in a sweet-spicy-slighly tart /dry finish. Intriguing and mysterious.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Rated on 3-05-2010 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This Mead, courtesy of hotstuff and thedm, has an appearance of a yellow transparent body. The aroma is honey, sweet and spicy. The taste is honey, some spice, sweet, and has a dry finish. The palate is very smooth and this Mead is medium bodied. Overall, this Mead is very easy to drink even with a 13% ABV. It is worth trying and a Mead I would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Golden with a mall white head. Aroma of honey and bees wax with a spicy touch. Sweet honey flavour with a floral note

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a virually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy honey, spicy honey, flowers - nectar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, spicy, flowers. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110731]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle @ Chris O’s. Thanks guys. Pours clear golden with bubbles on top. Sweet nose and flavor. Honey and spices. A bit of warmth. Ok

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2011
700ml bottle (ChrisO’s post-GBBF2011 Tuesday)
Sweet honey, gentle spice. Little to say, it is what it is..... I think my issue with this is the fact that it’s a UK wine-styled mead. It doesn’t have the heft of a polish mjod, it’s paler, thinner, and simpler at its base. The spices seem to be there as if they’re just covering up something, or the lack of something, and aren’t well integrated. Not unpleasant, but not my style of mead.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO & Ruth’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Honey, sharpness, spicy, raisins, wooden, almonds, light marzipan, high sweetness, alcoholic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottled. Honeyish golden colour, no head. Aroma is sweet honey, some slight spices, mild herbs as well as some mild nectary notes. Flavour is honey, herbs, spices, some slight alcohol as well as mild wooden notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2011
From bottle @ Paisley Beer Festival 2011. White wine coloured. Aroma is honey and a bit spicy. Flavour is sweet cloying honey, bit of heat, dusty and light peppery. A bit odd but pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2010
This corked and caged bottled mead from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of medium sized clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent yellow orange colored body and a oily lacing. The aroma was musty and honey. . The strong flavor contained notes of vinous sweet mild spice and honey. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Shared at thedm and hotstuff’s. Yellow gold color and still. Honey sweet nose with lots of herbs. Lots of honey sweetness in the taste with some flower, pine and clove spice. Full flavored mead.


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