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Brewed by Lindisfarne Mead
Style: Mead
Berwick-on-Tweed, England

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lindisfarne Mead is a unique alcoholic fortified wine manufactured on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne from fermented white grapes, honey, herbs, the pure natural water from the island's artesian well fortified with fine spirits.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (4106) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
I had this on the Holy Island, and while walking around the village I took a peek or two around the back. Small operation. The problem is, its not really mead--they dont use their own honey, and theyre not really fermenting honey anyway. So it shouldnt come as a surprise that it isnt very good. Sharp, sickly, artificial and really unpleasant. Too bad, because otherwise its a nice story (and the Holy Island remains a magical place).

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (13682) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Snifter at St Aidens Winery, Holy Island, Northumberland. Very pale yellow, no head. More like a sweet wine, honeyed, quite rich, sharp alcohol note and a salty, calcium hint. Not for me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Clear no color color... like water, no head. Aroma is odd. Flavor is sweet and marzipan with some sour bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13555) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Light honey aroma. Very spicey not that sweet honey flavor. Average light sweet finish. oily palate. Not that good mead.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Almost white, faint yellow coloured and clear. Has no head. Aroma of plastic, sweet, old socks. Flavor is heavy sweet. Syrupy texture. Flat.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (16020) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Clear as water with no head. Aroma is tiny honey, rice? and herbs. Flavour is little honey, medium sweet, herbs, fruit and sugar.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (18346) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
Clear as water. Aroma is sweet, light honey and mouldy. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. 140412

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zita (6232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
old barnyard, pale, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (17225) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. No head. Color is close to water. Aroma and taste are herbs, honey and alcohol. A bit odd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14653) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
Sampled @ Southampton Arms, London. First mead ever. Appearence?? Hmm, quite hard to descri-be. Something like clear but slightly odd-colored water I would say. Weird anyway. Smells like some spirit or liquor. Pretty sweet, decent taste, soft as well. Little bit like white martini. Soft mouthfeel, soft carbo, medium body. Pretty nice.


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