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Lyme Bay West Country Mead
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Brewed by Lyme Bay Winery
Style: Mead
Axminster, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicious honey based wine with a sweet spicy overtone. Slightly drier than Traditional Mead.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, - SEP 7, 2012
Sample (from bag in box?) at Reading Beer Festival on 28 April 2011. Big honey and nougat throughout. Described as "slightly drier" but it seemed pretty sickly sweet to me. Which, I guess, highlights my problem with most of the sweet meads - just not my thing. Slight "plastic" edge to the aroma too.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Sample at Ealing. Dark yellow colour. Heavy honey aroma. Moderate sweet nice powerfull honey flavor. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice mead.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
light gold colour. aroma is of honey and flowers. tastes extremely sweet and finishes dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1066) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Deep amber gold colour. Very floral perfumed aroma, violet and hyacinth, and soapy. Full and rich mouthfeel. Rich honeyed flavour. Again the floral element comes through with Parma violets, plus a touch of aniseed spice. Full flavoured finish. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
375ml bottle. Pours a flat gold with no head. Aroma is honey, spice and white wine-esque alcohol notes. Taste is sweet honey to start. Honey and white wine in the finish. A bit sticky and spicy. Warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Not a fan of the white wine similarities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Bag in a box at Reading BF 2011. Clear gold no head. Nougat and hazelnuts. Love that sweet flavour some floweryness. Almost freshly pollenated flowers. Lovely. Really good fresh flowers. So gorgeous light agile. Really delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2010
Golden with no head. Aroma of bees wax, honey and spice like anise. Sweet honey and spice flavour

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
Courtesy of the Danish crew
Blond color. The aroma is quite pungent; there is honey, very floral, lightly soapy, and with plastic too. Sweet honey flavor, even if the body is quite lean, with a citrus acidity that balances the sweetness well; the alcohol warmth is clearly perceived (maybe too much); the final is citrusy and a bit dry. Good but not complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
Pours golden with no head. Aroma is honey, berbal notes and liquorish. Flavour is sweet honey, liquorish and herbal.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours clear light golden with a off white bubbly head. Sweet honey, caramel and spices. Hmmhh . . Not bad!


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