Scottish Mead Reviews




cgarvieuk
3.1
Scottish Mead Cumbrae
Bottle at home ... Very pale yellow ... light fresh fruity nose ... watery ... gentle ... very fruity ... sweet front tart linger ... not enough body for me.
Thursday, July 26, 2007

rauchbier
3
Scottish Mead Cumbrae
Bottle, at GBBF 2005. Straw gold, flat. Pleasantly honey sweet and spicy in the nose, thin but sweet and honeyed in the mouth and a moderate spiciness in the finish.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

rauchbier
3.4
Scottish Mead Bute
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.
Thursday, January 25, 2007

harrisoni
3
Scottish Mead Bute
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.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006

omhper
3.7
Scottish Mead Bute
[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.
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mads Langtved
3.4
Scottish Mead Cumbrae
Bottled GBBF 2005: Very spicey with cinnamon notes. It tastes like mulled wine containing raisins and almonds. Perfect as a good Christmas drink.
Monday, January 09, 2006

Mads Langtved
3.4
Scottish Mead Bute
Bottled GBBF 2005: Apple flavour. Golden coloured. Quite alcoholic touch in this mead. NOt particulary sweet. A nice mead.
Monday, January 09, 2006

chriso
2.6
Scottish Mead Cumbrae
Bottle at GBBF, August 2005. A second mead from the Scottish mead Company to follow the Bute. The Cumbrae is spiced, with cinnamon to the fore, which adds a degree of interest. Sweeter than the Bute, but still dryer than some Iíve tasted.
Monday, December 12, 2005

chriso
2.8
Scottish Mead Bute
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, hereís one thatís 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 (donít 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.
Monday, December 12, 2005

tiggmtl
2.6
Scottish Mead Cumbrae
Cinammon, nutmeg and rosemary are all notable in the lightly medicinal aroma. Clear pale yellow wine-like appearance Nice legs on the glass. Overwhelming sweetness never balances with alcohol and strong spicing. Medicinal, dry and syrupy. Bottle sampled at GBBF 2005.
Friday, September 16, 2005

tiggmtl
2.4
Scottish Mead Bute
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.
Friday, September 16, 2005

JoeMcPhee
3.8
Scottish Mead Cumbrae
Very pale yellow colour. Warming aroma of nutmeg and ginger with a ripe apple/pear fruitiness. Flavour is semi-dry, spicy and fruity with a lemony acidic character. Finish shows light vanilla and oaky character. Delicious.
Friday, October 01, 2004