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Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland

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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It has very rich specific fragrance due to the addition of raspberries and wild rose to nectar honey.

1 litre of Półtorak style mead contains 720 g of natural honey. By comparison, the Dwojniak style of mead contains 610g/L of honey; the Trojniak contains 420g/L and the Czworniak contains 320g/L.

Półtorak mead matures for several years to achieve full clarity. In time its rich aroma hides a high content of alcohol (16%) and acidity forming the finest liquor there is.


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4.3
Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Orangey copper, and completely still. So clear it practically glows in the glass. Woodsy, perfumey honey aroma, and it smells old, too. Honey aroma, of course, but aso a whiskey-ish aroma, too, and maybe some maple syrup. I should note that my notes say it smells like pipe tobacco in a leather pouch, and that I completely, 100% stole that line from Springslicker. But it is accurate. The flavors mirror the aroma almost to a "T", with a touch more alcohol. As it warms, however, the alcohol fades a bit and the flavors meld together even better. Very, very impressive. Big thanks to Springslicker for sharing!

4.3
SpringsLicker (3612) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Thanks to my Secret Santa (Jeffin7) for this! This still elixir pours clear light amber. Very complex aroma. Honey of course, but there are also aromas which remind me of the inside of an old leather pouch of aromatic pipe tobacco. There is almost a Tequila like alcohol aroma too. The flavor is very sweet, some will not like it, but if you like a very sweet sipper, you may find the spicy, cinnamon flavors to your liking. Thick and coating.

3.5
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Devil’s night at Mullman’s. Pours a light amber, very clear and still. Aroma of butterscotch, thick honey,breads, applejuice, and some alcohol. This is a very very sweet mead, almost cloying. Lots of sweet honey, caramel, and pure sugar. Ok overall, but too sweet and strong for me.

5
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Pours thick with no head and a nice orangey hue to it. Aromas of wildflowers, oranges, lemons, and moss dominate the sensory glands. As the mead touches the tongue, sugar, lemons, oranges, roses, tangerines, and many a tarte fruit immediately greets you. Mouthfeel is thick and oily and the finish is amazingly sweet. The alcohol is well masked on this one, but there. Definitely one of the finest meads I’ve ever tasted.

4.1
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Tons of thanks to Jimmack, shared at Mullman’s Devil’s Nite. Poured like honey and syrup. Nose was honey, honey, alcohol, and more honey. BIG alcohol warming, very good on a chilly night. Really nice mead here. Glad I was able to sample this baby.

4.4
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 [bottle at LCRBM] The aroma has lots of honey, orange, floral and perfumy, lavender? very full, sweet but i could still fire through a bottle without any problems. [Bottle at RBESG] My rating simply says "Mongolian curtains, mahogany pencil shape. Metal pole like in nature."

3
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle. This was a very good mead, but meads are just too sweet for me, hence my low-ish rating. Lots of sweet honey notes as a slightly honey and marmalade on toast sort of character, some dark fruit (figgy sort of fruit) is also in there. Pretty much all its characters are sweet, which i guess is part of the style, but i just don’t like the over the top sweetness, some wonderful flavours are in this though, and if you love mead, this will probably be a favourite.

4
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2005
LCRBM. How to rate a mead? I only have had one before... Beautiful orange colour, thick and sticky. Very sweet full honeytaste and the alcohol is extremely wellhidden. Seemed perfectly balanced, warming, and despite the huge sweetness, never cloyingly so..I really liked it.

3.6
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
My first Mead-Rating, so I have no comparison. LCRBM: Deep orange color, nice sticky laces on the glasse. Alcohol and and slightly kumquat honey taste. The alcohol is suprisingly hidden though and it is smooth and lingers down quite nicely! I have to get more experience and hopefully I can rerate this some time.

4.4
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
Brilliant thick orange beer (color of Mandarine Napoléon Liquor). No head but an overwhelming aroma of oranges, honey, Cognac, cane sugar with brown Rhum, mandarines, sharp mirabelles and bergamots. The moutfeel is oily and thick. It leaves sticky tears on the glas (glycerol?) At first it is very sweet and decadent honey like. then the sourish, refreshing citrus fruit accents are comming up. The alcohol gives it an extra warming dimention, but it is extreemly well integrated in this most original Mead style beer. I dont know who brought this to the LCRBM but thanks anyway.


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