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Brewed by Lurgashall Mead
Style: Mead
Lurgashall, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sold as Spiced Mead in the UK and as Metheglin Mead in the USA.
Honey sweet mead infused with a secret blend of herbs and spices to a 16th century recipe.
Beloved of Queen Elizabeth I, Metheglin is a sweet honey mead infused with a complex blend of herbs and spices. Metheglin is derived from the Welsh word meddyglyn, meaning “medicinal liquor”, as healing herbs were often stored as metheglin so they would be available over winter. The aroma of Lurgashall Metheglin is enormous. The herbal and spicy character, in particular the resiny character of thyme & rosemary, are fully evident on the palate as well. Clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg intermingle with the sweet honey flavor. Its big body, underscored by about 13.5% alc./vol., ends in a sweet-spicy-slighly tart /dry finish. Intriguing and mysterious.

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3.3
patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2010
bottle at Fort Wayne tasting courtesy of thedm and hotstuff - Pours golden and very leggy with a big, sweet honey aroma. The flavor is very sweet honey. The spices are really mild, barely discernible to me (maybe too many big beers before tasting this mead tonight). There’s nothing outstanding here, but it’s tasty and fairly enjoyable.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle at home ... deep black with a thin tan head ... ohh ok its dark amber ... heavy deep toned spiced honey nose... soft full mouth feel ... lots of christmas spices ... warming honey ... decent

3.4
Tmoney99 (14850) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Poured clear golden color with good legs. Heavy spicy honey aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy honey sweet flavor with a medium spicy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Pleasing smooth alcohol burn. Nice change of spicy pace for a mead.

2.9
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Alcoholic nose, with some sweet honey and spice notes. Flowery oils on the palate, some jasmine, lots of alcohol and loads of honey sweetness, that overwhelms any kind of complexity this might have had. Pancake syrup viscocity on the palate and on the rim of the glass. Just too much, it’s overpowering

3.2
madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Loads of alcohol, sweetness and honey in the aroma. Has some flowery and spicy notes. Flavour as well full of spices, alcohol and honey sweetness. As allways with mead, it seems a little cloying to me. Is medium bodied. Sweet and syrupy. Has alcohol and honey in the end. Definately not the worst mead I’ve tried, but I can’t really get into this.

2.5
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2007
Bottled. (as Spiced Mead) Courtesy of Papsoe. Clear, yellow mead. Heather, honey and alcohol in the aroma. Quite floral. Honey-sweet flavor with some alcohol and quite a lot of heather. A bit papery in the mouth, medium to thin body. Overall, it is quite decent, but a bit too boring and sweet. (071006)

2.8
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Blond color. Honey aroma, a bit too much medicine. Sweet flavor, with honey and too much flowers, sweet spicy touch too. Ordinary.

3.4
Ungstrup (38238) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled. A light golden beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of honey, and so is the flavor though combined with a powerful note of alcohol as well as medium notes of spices and rose hips.

3.4
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2007
Yellow colour, no head. Caramel and honey sweet aroma with a spicy note. Quite honey sweet flavor with spicy notes. Alcohol sweet finish.

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beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear, rich honey gold with no head (this is a still mead). Wonderful aroma of sweet honey and spices. The flavor was equally as enjoyable with lots of sweet honey along with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger all noted. A bit syrupy, but this is very much a mead to be savored slowly, so the mouthfeel fits it quite well. Very well done and a perfect way to end a cool, crisp weekend.


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