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Vrbovečka Medovina

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Brewed by Pčelarstvo Babić
Style: Mead
Vrbovec, Croatia


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
It can be served as appetizer or like a dessert. Contains 10.3 % alcohol and 147.6 g/l honey. Expressed honey flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7817) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Marko, many thanks. Nutty aroma with fruity notes. Taste, honey, nuts, vinous notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
Aroma is almond, light fruity. Hazy colour. Taste is almond, nutty, banana. Really clean. Alcoholic, but easy drinking. Very nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4728) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Small glass from a 2007 bottle, from Marko’s personal collection of meads. Dark ale appearance, apple-pear. sharp honey herb, whisky barrel, woody. Great honey at the base of this you can tell, sweet alc. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2011
20 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no lasting head. Aroma is light glue and chemical, honey and herbal. Sweet, spiced and slight herbal honey. Sweet and slight spiced. Smooth and fruity into a mild spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
Bottled. An amber mead. The aroma has notes of honey, spices, and lacohol. The flavor is sweet with notes honey, caramel, spices, leading to a dry finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

Bottle @ [ Tasting by fiulijn ].

[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium yellow orange colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate honey, Jägermeister - Gammel Dansk. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long to average duration, perfumed honey, sharp. Stange mead not to my liking sorry ! Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. [20110917]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
Handbottle, courtesy of Marko, vintage 2007, 4 years old
Measured Final Gravity: 1051

Amber color, with quite some deposit. The aroma is very fruity for a mead, maybe they used višnja (Morello cherry), that gives also a soapy touch, light vanilla and male perfume; original. Sweet mead, without excess; there is a good honey and caramel flavor, with some acidity, light fruity trace (unfortunately here there is no višnja); the final presents a carbonation-like feeling on the tongue and vague perfumy talc.
Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4979) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2008
This was the first mead I found and tried at the Days of honey 2008 festival. Shared it with heavy. Darker orange honeyish colour. Lovely nose of honey and Juicy Fruit bubblegum, light waxy notes. The taste is light again, honey naturally, bubblegum again, flowery, very light on alcohol, not that detectable. Now, I m not all that experienced when it comes to meads and this isn t as brilliant as the Apises, but I loved it from the moment I ve sampled it at the festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 30, 2008
0.75 l bottle Doggythedog bought in Zagreb, great thanks for sharing it! 2007 bottling. It poured darker amber, a little bit hazy body with thinner legs, and few tiny carbonation bubbles. Not quite strong, but nice honey, floral and a bit lemony aroma. Flavor was even better, sweetish honey with floral medica (honey spirit) and notes of some berries, although I don’t believe juice was added. Not so full in body, but that could be expected for such ABV. Besides, alcohol is greatly hidden. Tasty, medium long honey finish, sweet. Really surprisingly good one. Nice to discover Croatia hides such gems!

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