Ferris (4196) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Sadly the worst, make sure you get or try the small batch. A harshness that is akin to white tequila. Edgy and harsh with bright ginger and heat not in check. Light honey notes throughout with a light color. Flavors are honey and bright ginger. Still good, but not great.
Nisse666 (4209) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample from bottle thx to _angst_ cons 2014-08-23 GŲteborg
AR: ginger, wee honey, wee lovely alomnds
AP: pale golden, no head
F: warming feeling, lemon cleaning tissues, wee ginger - so complex - great brew
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with no head. Nose is holy ginger, with no hint of honey at all, just potent ginger (like sushi pickled ginger), with dishwasher and toilet disinfectant. Flavour brings out a bunch of these things, with urinal pucks, dishwasher liquid, toilet disinfectant and chemical ginger. What a strange mead Ė the honey isnít really noticeable other than contributing some sweetness to balance out the weird chemically notes. The ABV is not noticeable at all somehow. Strange stuff. Doesnít seem to live up to the hype of Schrammís.
gnoff (7843) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle thanks to _angst_! 14% ABV, sampled on August 21, 2014.
Clear birch sap or light oxidized inside of pear color, no head. Some slow running legs on the glass. Sweet honey, spicy ginger, perfume, rose petals, slight of lime scent. Sweet, honey, ginger, perfume taste. Honey, ginger aftertaste. Some heating alcohol.
Fruity, sweet, fresh, refreshing, spicy, warming character.
Smooth easy drinking mouthfeel, a bit of heat from the ginger. No bitterness. Nice and highly drinkable, though you notice the alcohol it is very enjoyable for sure.
The slightest bit sparkling on the tongue. A bit too sweet, a bit too much heat, a bit too much alcohol.
_angst_ (2780) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you lionsandbeer! Pours very tiny cloudy pale pale golden with no head. Smell is sweet and spicy with high quality honey, freshly peeled ginger, minerals, lemongrass, minerals and hints of hay and lemon zest. Taste is very sweet, tiny bitter and spicy with tons of honey, dried ginger, nutmeg and hints of lingonberries and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly round, sticky sweet, tiny spicy astringent, slightly spicy hot and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and spicy with honey, ginger, minerals, lemon grass and hint of ginger bread, lingonberries and bergamot. Slightly too heavy on the sweetness but coming over the initial chock lots of complexity reveals itself!
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Schrammís. Pour is pale yellow with no head. Aroma and flavor are extremely heavy on the ginger - honey, spice, fresh ginger, flowers, slight booze. Finish is alcohol and ginger spice.
jackl (4600) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Gold pour with a small head. Golden apple, honey, spicy ginger on the nose. Nice and clean. Subtle, growing heat. Taste is of spiced melon, white grape. Soft honey. Full body, oily. Great.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at the meadery, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big spicy ginger, honey, sweet vanilla, tons of spice mixing in, the fresh ginger really stands out. Taste is a mix of big spicy and fleshy ginger with the sweet fruity note that is associated, hints of vanilla, honey, finishing fairly sweet.
hallinghansen (2045) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade. Clear yellow body with no head. Aroma is only ginger. Flavor is ginger and honey. Taste is way better than the aroma.
Dedollewaitor (13915) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale piss no head. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Heavy ginger, honey and shampoo. Smooth and dry. Warming alcohol. Odd for sure.