hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, - JAN 17, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
0.5l bottle. Sweet honey aroma. Honey flavored kvass taste. Too sweet and too much honey taste. Finish is sticky and sweet. Not my taste.
Kauge (1589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure why I got this but here goes. Bottle from Comarket (€ 1.25). BB 28.03.2017. Pours a rather beautiful hue of dark glowing ochre with an off-white head that fizzes down quickly to leave a thin ring and then disappear. The aroma is, hmm, like someone’s poured liquid honey into some pissy malty lager. Nothing else. Tastes likewise, very sweet and honey-dominated, yet not without a rough pack of malts. Crisp carbonation, flat, malty, kinda metallic and dull finish. Thin mouthfeel. Not enjoyable but not a disaster either. Maybe some small brewery should try making their own mõdu? Lehe? Vormsi? Some of the newer breweries? Would be fun trying a couple side by side. Still thinking of an occasion I’d actually want a bottle of mõdu though...
markomagi (10) - ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s old traditional Estonian drink and it does not to standards of good beer. After all, it’s just a fermented drink made of scraps. Mõdu supposed to smell sweet like honey but it smells like a bee wax. And it tastes like a soda with light taste of bee wax. Definitely not my favourite drink but I can imagine that it tastes like a heaven after hard day on meadow messing with the hay. Unfortunately I’m not a peasant and we do not live in 18th or 19th century.
teddybeer (3406) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown color, minimal and quickly diminishing head. Aroma has honey notes with some spices. Flavor is quite similar as aroma but with a chemical mouthfeel.
MartR (299) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong honey is taste, perry notes and sweetness. Not sure if it’s real mead, but it’s not bad either. There aren’t many local meads available so it’s nice to take one once in a while.
tarmok (1192) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: honey, Appearance: clear amber liquid with minimal yellowish head. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, honey. Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent,
indrekr (385) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: honey over everything else. Appearance: amber, clear, minimal/no head. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: light body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent.
nihtila (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
27.6.2014. Honey and malts. Sweet, kinda disgusting. I cannot say more, I couldn’t drink much of it, just overly honey-sweet.
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
50cl bottlele. Sweet lager. Does not really feel like mead. Good texture and body, but rather low ABV. A decent mead will kick your socks off.
VamboladeTolly (1535) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with small white head.Aroma is sweet , honey, caramel. Taste of honey and water, sweet. Not fan of mead. Drinkable. Too watery.
jann3 (295) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep and slightly hazy amber with a small head. Aroma is sweetish with notes of honey, malts and a hint of hops. Taste is very similar. Soft carbonation and slightly watery mouthfeel. Refreshing. (0,5 l bottle, best before 20 apr 2015, Maxima XX, Tartu, Estonia)