CaptainAhab (12) - South Yarra, - DEC 16, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Taste like apple cider . Far off the style. Not well made. Need a bit more attention.
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hawthorne00 (2379) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, as Strong Honey Ale. Clear gold, no head. Powerful honey aroma thatís somewhat medicinal with some lemon. Fairly light-bodied and quite carbonated. Tastes of good honey with a strong apparent sweetness that lingers for a while before drying out right at the end leaving light herbal notes. Very clean and dry, no hint of sweetness or alcohol. Dislodged the yeast stuck at the bottom of the bottle for the second half of the glass and it seemed slightly bready. Interesting drop with a classy finish.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - slightly hazey honey gold. Thin white head. Striong honey aroma and flavours. Slightly dry. Some alcohol showing.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Labeled Strong Honey Ale. Clear golden pour with a loose while head that doesnít last long. Nose is very sweet and has notes of honey, caramel, butterscotch, grain and alcohol. Flavour is very similar but with a slight grassy taste in the background. Thin, watery mouthfeel with high carbonation and a sweet finish that doesnít linger. Pretty unusual and not wholly successful.
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 From a 330ml bottle on 6/3/2010. Note that the label on my bottle said íStrong Honey Aleí rather than íStrong Mead Aleí, The label and alcohol content make me think itís the same beer, but I may be wrong. Has a super cloudy appearance and a honey and citrus fruit aroma. The flavour is dominated by an abundance of sweet honey and a distinct and quite powerful lemony finish. The carbonation is over the top. All up, itís a reasonably interesting beer, but not one that Iím aching to try again.
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this at the Tassie Beerfest 09, labeled just as Taverners Strong Ale. Clear pale yellowy gold body, short head. Honey in the aroma and donít really notice the alcohol. Didnít do much for me.
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours with no head. Has strong aroma of Tasmanian hone and pears. No surprise since this is made by a honey producer. The palate is light with bready and pear/green apples. there is a strong aftertaste of what to me seems like leatherwood honey. I can see why people find this strange, the flavours are a little confused.
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought in Hobart in a specialty grocery store on Wellington Street (the name escapes me). Hazy deep golden. almost brown even. No head. Interesting aromas of apple chutney, whiskey, and bread crusts. Bready flavour, with notes of honey, apples, pears, raisins, and wood. I havenít rated any meads on this site despite having tried more than a few, and this was fairly un-meadlike to my reckoning. I actually liked it a fair bit, and found it surprisingly drinkable despite the higher alcohol and the expectations of it being sickeningly sweet (I was wrong).
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
rbsxg05, bottle, thanks to strings for bringing this from tassie. quite pale and murky. persian rug aroma. not a whole lot of honey character, hard to even call it a mead really. hint of apple blossom, faint citric tang, bizarre
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very strange one this. To me it smelt like that white stuff you spray on the christmas tree and stuff at christmas time (admittedly I havenít smelt that for about 15 or 20 years, so I may be a tad wrong!) Sort of musky, the honey is obviously present with being too dominating. Drinkable, but neither here nor there.