Brewed by Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Mead
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Mõdu on kõikide kääritatud jookide kuningas, traditsioon, mille juured pärinevad iidsete jumalate ning suurte kuningate aegadest. Sajandeid tagasi oli tõeline mõdu lihtrahvale kättesaamatu ülikute nauding, kuid nüüd on ta täies uhkuses Teie ees. Saku Mõdu- õige mõdus jook.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, - JAN 17, 2013
0.5l bottle. Sweet honey aroma. Honey flavored kvass taste. Too sweet and too much honey taste. Finish is sticky and sweet. Not my taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phfyysik (1190) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2016
Pours golden with light but stable white head. Aroma is honey, wax, light sourness, syrup, some grain, ammonium. Taste is sour and sweet, honey, sugar syrup, light jam, artificial sweetness, some grain, a bit watery. Too sweet and watery for me. Mead should be much stronger...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kauge (1871) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2016
Not sure why I got this but here goes. Bottle from Comarket (€ 1.25). BB 28.03.2017. Pours a rather beautiful hue of dark glowing ochre with an off-white head that fizzes down quickly to leave a thin ring and then disappear. The aroma is, hmm, like someone’s poured liquid honey into some pissy malty lager. Nothing else. Tastes likewise, very sweet and honey-dominated, yet not without a rough pack of malts. Crisp carbonation, flat, malty, kinda metallic and dull finish. Thin mouthfeel. Not enjoyable but not a disaster either. Maybe some small brewery should try making their own mõdu? Lehe? Vormsi? Some of the newer breweries? Would be fun trying a couple side by side. Still thinking of an occasion I’d actually want a bottle of mõdu though...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markomagi (45) - ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2016
It’s old traditional Estonian drink and it does not to standards of good beer. After all, it’s just a fermented drink made of scraps. Mõdu supposed to smell sweet like honey but it smells like a bee wax. And it tastes like a soda with light taste of bee wax. Definitely not my favourite drink but I can imagine that it tastes like a heaven after hard day on meadow messing with the hay. Unfortunately I’m not a peasant and we do not live in 18th or 19th century.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
teddybeer (3697) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2016
Brown color, minimal and quickly diminishing head. Aroma has honey notes with some spices. Flavor is quite similar as aroma but with a chemical mouthfeel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartR (344) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2015
Strong honey is taste, perry notes and sweetness. Not sure if it’s real mead, but it’s not bad either. There aren’t many local meads available so it’s nice to take one once in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1380) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma: honey, Appearance: clear amber liquid with minimal yellowish head. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, honey. Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
indrekr (502) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma: honey over everything else. Appearance: amber, clear, minimal/no head. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: light body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
nihtila (3429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
27.6.2014. Honey and malts. Sweet, kinda disgusting. I cannot say more, I couldn’t drink much of it, just overly honey-sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (1080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
50cl bottlele. Sweet lager. Does not really feel like mead. Good texture and body, but rather low ABV. A decent mead will kick your socks off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VamboladeTolly (1876) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours amber with small white head.Aroma is sweet , honey, caramel. Taste of honey and water, sweet. Not fan of mead. Drinkable. Too watery.

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