Brewed by Spółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis
Style: Mead
Lublin, Poland


on tap

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (1040) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Smells like bourbon, barleywine, alcohol, and buckwheat honey. Taste is deep dark honey and pecans. Medium to thick body with some alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5958) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
How: A few 1 oz samples at home over the last few weeks. Thanks to hackobock for the bottle!

>>> A monster sipper mead with an insane amount of honey sweetness and a nice touch of raspberries to make it more palateable.

- Clear dark amber and it leaves long sticky legs on the glass (+)
- There’s an impressive amount of rich honey in the nose (+), but the alcohol is also quite present so it’s a bit boozy (-)
- The sweetness from honey is huge and success to hide the alcohol (+)
- Raspberries presence in both aroma is subtle (especially when compared to Schramm’s), but add a nice fruity and acidic (mild) dimension to the mead (+)
- The body is really thick and the sweetness is mouth coating and lingers a long time before being partially cut by a mild acidic presence (+)
- This is meant to be drink 1 oz at a time

Flavors: Honey (massive!), alcohol, raspberries, mild spiciness, herbal notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3904) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
2 oz sample. Pours a deep, clear copper with some really nice legs. Nose is of rich honey and moderate alcohol. Taste is really sweet but not in a cloying manner, not at first at least. Flavors of honey, maple syrup, brown sugar. Some warming alcohol. Treacle. A very light fruitiness. Body is full and mouthfeel thick, sticky and syrupy. OK, a few (4-5) sips in it starts to get really cloying. I wouldn’t drink more than an ounce in one sitting. Overall an interesting drink but maybe I’m more a Trojniak kind of guy. Still a very nice experience, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5512) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Liquide à la robe ambrée avec des jambes qui s’enroulent autour de mon cou. Un nez complexe. Fleurs, miel foncé, sucre cuit, fruits liquoreux, raisins dorés, épices, bois oriental, parfum de femme. Un goût tellement doux mais tellement fonctionnel. Sucre d’érable et sauce au miel, fleurs d’alcool, fruits. Une bouche sirupeuse et collante. Une finale très douce qui devient rapidement chaude. Tout un dessert. À boire à petite dose. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Deep copper color mead with strong honey and light woody notes. Taste is quite sweet with intense flora notes and with some brown sugar notes. Very intense, rich and complex. Light warming alcohol notes are also detectable. Not sure I would drink regularly but nice night cap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2510) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Taster thanks to Bursprak. Pours cloudy dark sticky brown. Aromas of honey, raspberries, nutty notes, floral. Taste is sweet, sticky honey, nutty notes, brown sugar, caramel, floral, raspberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
2 oz sample sent to me by Tom10101, thanks man! Appearance is reddish/brown. Aroma is light raspberry, honey, Apple, somewhat perfume like with some floral undertones. Taste is thick sweet honey, brown sugar, faint hints of fruit, and a touch of alcohol burn in the finish. Man, this is unlike any other mead I’ve tried, very thick mouthfeel and exceptionally sweet but manages to avoid going over the top. Very smooth and alcohol is well hidden, great in small samples, awesome stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (3062) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Flat bronze pour. Nose is sweet, honey, raspberries and some floral notes. Taste is smooth, sweet, honey, raspberry, floral notes and a slight burn. Slow sipper!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (2150) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Sample at RBScSG. Clear cognac Amber no head. Vinous sweet alcohol. Sweet no carbonation low bitterness. A lot of honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7696) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle @ Craft Clerko. Thanks to Mr Smith for supplying this longtime want! Amber pour with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is very strong and sweet. Straight concentrated honey. Nutmeg and cinnamon spices. General boozy heat. The flavor is very, very sweet and not as nuanced as I had hoped. Loads of honey, caramel. Little else. A touch of earthy wax. Cloying. Decent stuff, but I was a bit let down by this considering its lofty reputation.

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