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Søbogaard Havgus

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Brewed by Søbogaard
Style: Mead
Borup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 630   ABV: 21%
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Med hænderne dybt begravet i lommerne, men med sanserne åbne. Sådan kan man møde Søbogaards vinkyper, på vandretur langs Vesterhavet, mens havgusen driver mod kysten. Dufte, smag, lyde, synet - alt oplevet smukt. Indtrykket med omhu sat på denne flaske.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle, 21%. Spicy aroma, sweet, woody and farty. Slightly hazy dark brown colour. The flavour is quite sweet, woody and minty with strong spices. Very complex and not what I expected from a mead, but I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with no head. Aroma is acohol, sweet, heather, honey, spices. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, heather, honey, spices.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4449) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2007
200ml bottle. Clear mahogany body with no head. Aroma is strong, sweet, herbal and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, quite alcoholic with honey and fruit/raisin. Thick and sweet body. As Yngwie mention there is some elements from beer here, thinking of strong beer like Samuel Adams Triple book. Interesting, but a 200ml bottle is plenty. 200ml bottle. Cloudy orange body with no head. Moderate sweet, alcoholic and honey aroma. Flavor is sweet honey and floral, not bad at all. This mead gives a warming alcoholic feeling and is not to dominated by honey. Maybe wrong for a mead to have this little honey flavor, but I prefer it this way. Thanx to Yngwie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle. (trade w/papsoe) A dark brown mead, clear, with no head or bubbles at all. The aroma is quite sweetish and heathery, with herbs and spices as well. Alcohol is also very evident. It is not as oily as the Vesterhavs Eliksir, but still rather thick. It is quite sweet and herb-tasting, especially heather, and the alcohol sure leaves it’s traces. There’s something beery-like in the finish that I don’t like, else it is quite nice. It is a cold day here in Norway now, and the sun is shining from a sky without clouds, but it is too late in the year for it to warm much, so the warming mead did good. (071018)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
From 20 cL bottle, clear. Pours red brown with no head. Slight sweet and alcohol heavy aroma. Heavy sweet and herbal/ryeish flavour. Warming alcohol finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with no head. Aroma of alcohol and honey with roasted notes. Flavour of fruits, honey and prunes with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, another great session] Lovely mahogany color. Aroma of medicine, honey, raisins, meat, leather, port wine like feel, some spice. Full bodied with a flat carbonation and alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor. Raisins sweet finish. 15-08-2007

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
Brown color. The aroma is sweet, with some honey, but medicinal too, with some alcohol and caramel. Thick body, not oversweet, good flavor, well balanced by some herbal bitterness and by the alcohol warmth. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
(Bottle 25 cl) Clear, warm orangey brown. Spicy nose with honey and alcohol really shining through.. The mouthfeel is soft, lots of fruity accents, sweet honey and somewhat cough syrupy herbal. Some warming alcohol in the finish. 060807

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
Dark brown colored with a red gleam. Vinous aroma with plenty of spices. Heavy sweet and sour flavor with dark spices. A really tasty mead that tastes like a spicy dessert wine.


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