rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at GBBF 2005. Gold, flat. Low apple and faint spiritiness in the nose, fruity apple and alcohol in the mouth, fruity sweet apples in the finish.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at GBBF 2006. Pale gold with no head. Not a huge honey aroma. Not sickly or cloying. Sweet, but with some apple juice on end. Almost a medium sweet cider with honey in.
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled at GBBF] Pale yellow. Vinous honey aroma with some ecstatic muscat grapes. Sweet with solid body. Alcohol is evident, but kept in check by honey and vinous notes. A very interesting mead.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled GBBF 2005:
Apple flavour. Golden coloured. Quite alcoholic touch in this mead. NOt particulary sweet. A nice mead.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle at GBBF, August 2005. Against my better judgement, I find myself participating in a sampling of several meads. I say this because I seem to be immune to the charms of this particular style by virtue of its unbearable (for me at least) sweetness. But, wonder of wonders, here’s one that’s not unremittingly sticky. Still fairly sweet, but certainly palatable. Apple to go with the honey, which is not surprising since this has apple in the mix (don’t know whether the apple is fermented or juice added afterwards). The acidity of the apple actually cuts through the honey reasonably well. Still not really my thing but perfectly drinkable.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alcohol and green apples in the aroma. Clear golden body is lightly sparkling. Green apples and musty honey sweetness. Very alcoholic. Medium sweet, dessert-like flavour. Somewhat simple. Bottle sampled at GBBF 2005.