Brewed by Makana Meadery
Style: Mead
Grahamstown, South Africa


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Pure and rich African mead with natural flavor added. With the warm natural flavors of sun-ripened figs.

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fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 Courtesy of Søren; plastic cork
Measured Final Gravity: 1027

Saffron-yellow color. The aroma of fig is evident (the leaves, the trunk, the sap), then the honey too; wood, mild incense, smell of souk... Original, very much appreciated. Sweet, quite syrupy; good honey flavor, with a mild nutty touch from the dried figs, and some sweet wood; the acidity is subdued, so the alcohol takes on the task to balance the sweetness.
A different one, peculiar; very good!

saxo (18341) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. No head. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are honey, fruits and alcohol. Nice and warming.

chrisv10 (17446) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Clear golden with no head. Aroma is honey and fruit. Flavour is honey, sweet, fruits and figs.

yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. It has a lighlty oily pour, clear and light golden in color. The aroma is mostly honey, with a distinct fruity and flowery twist I don’t really know if I like or not. Blackcurrant bush is what springs to mind. The flavor too goes in that direction, like a blend of blackcurrant and catpee. I don’t know really like that blend. Medium body, a bit oily and warming. Not bad in any way, but not my kind of mead. 111105

Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle @ Chris O’s. Thanks guys. Pours clear golden with no head. Herbs, caramel and toffee. Sweet.

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2011
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Oh, yum! Screw beer - gimme mead! Glassy, almost slick. Figs, honey, more honey, more figs, so sweet. A perfect good-night sipper.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO & Ruth’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Honey, fruity, figs, raisins, spicy, sweetness, herbal, light alcoholic, liht sharpness. Nice.

gunnfryd (14886) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, berries, honey. Flavour is alcohol, fruit, honey, berries. Ordinary mead.

Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottled at The Birch, Norfolk. Pours a clear pale yellow color with no head and no legs. Sweet honey aroma with herbal and citrus notes. The taste is cheesy, herbal with a tart finish. Unique.

Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of figs, apricot and honey. Sugary sweet honey and dried fruit flavour

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