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Brewed by Bunratty Mead
Style: Mead
Clare, Ireland

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 441   ABV: 14.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bunratty Meade, meade from white wine with honey and herbs added recreates Mead, the drink of the ancient Gauls and Anglo Saxons which was made from fermented honey and water. Mead soon made its way into the courts of the Four Kings of Ireland and no banquet was complete without it. This honey-based drink was believed to have powers of virility and fertility, and it became custom for the bridge and groom to drink Mead for one full moon after their wedding, hence the term "honeymoon". In Ireland today, it is still a tradition to toast to the bride on their honeymoon from the wedding feast. Bunratty Meade can be drunk chilled, before meals or as a relaxing after dinner drink. You may also enjoy Meade on the rocks with a slice of lemon. In the winter, nothing takes the chill out better than Meade as a hot toddy. And you may which to drink it at dinner with your chicken, turkey or game.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
First time tasting Mead, so not much to compare this to. Pours clear copper, no head. Aromas of honey, floral, white grapes, alcohol. High, sticky sweetness. Not particularly refined, but okay as a digestif.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (3212) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 Bottle shared at a tasting, clear deep yellow color, aroma of honey, honeycomb ,and some fruit, sweet and mellow honey flavor with hints of nuts and alcohol. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (1499) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Toms place. Thanks Tom. Clear golden with no head. The aroma has notes of honey and alcohol, kind of cheap whiskey. Sweet flavor with notes of honey, flowers, alcoholic, a bit oily. Light-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1726) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle sample, thanks Tom. Clear copper. Aroma of honey and alcohol. Taste is very sweet and alcoholic, honey and floral nectar. Sticky with heavy body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Tom Ls place. Thanks Tom L. Deep golden. Aroma of honey, alcohol, a bit of cookies. Sweet flavor with honey, slightly floral, a bit of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5446) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours rusty clear with no head, aroma of honey, alcohol, toffee, apple, flavor of honey, apple, sweet, medium bodied

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5389) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Poured a deep orange color, almost amber, with aromas of honey, light spice, flowers and herbs. Flavors were earthy and some honey with a touch of herbs and light spice. Decent mead overall, not the worst one i have had by far.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Sample pour. The mead is a darker amber. Good clarity. It smells strongly of honey and alcohol. The taste is more sweet honey. The alcohol still comes through, but not as much as the aroma indicated. Lingering sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1645) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
First mead rating, chilled from refrigerator. amber coloured, aroma is sweet/honey some flowers. Taste is honey, flowers, some alcohol. Nice one

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3249) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a glass. Clear copper, no carbonation, no head, and no lacing. Aroma is sweet honey some herbs, medium body, and slightly syrupy texture. Taste is honey, herbs, and hints of alcohol. Alcohol is pretty well covered, pretty good mead.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at Total wine pembroke Pines, FL for $16.99 Not bad.


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