Brewed by Tavernerís Products
Style: Mead
Launceston Tasmania, Australia


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CaptainAhab (12) - Collingwood, - DEC 16, 2012
Taste like apple cider . Far off the style. Not well made. Need a bit more attention. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5526) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Hobart Airport February 2014. A bit more substance to this beer than the previous ones from these guys. You actually get a bit of a alcohol kick in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Light cidery aroma. Cloudy yellow white colour with poor head. Strong creamed honey flavour and a smooth finish. Medium to heavy body with medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3719) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle, as Strong Honey Ale. Clear gold, no head. Powerful honey aroma thatís somewhat medicinal with some lemon. Fairly light-bodied and quite carbonated. Tastes of good honey with a strong apparent sweetness that lingers for a while before drying out right at the end leaving light herbal notes. Very clean and dry, no hint of sweetness or alcohol. Dislodged the yeast stuck at the bottom of the bottle for the second half of the glass and it seemed slightly bready. Interesting drop with a classy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle - slightly hazey honey gold. Thin white head. Striong honey aroma and flavours. Slightly dry. Some alcohol showing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Labeled Strong Honey Ale. Clear golden pour with a loose while head that doesnít last long. Nose is very sweet and has notes of honey, caramel, butterscotch, grain and alcohol. Flavour is very similar but with a slight grassy taste in the background. Thin, watery mouthfeel with high carbonation and a sweet finish that doesnít linger. Pretty unusual and not wholly successful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1440) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 From a 330ml bottle on 6/3/2010. Note that the label on my bottle said íStrong Honey Aleí rather than íStrong Mead Aleí, The label and alcohol content make me think itís the same beer, but I may be wrong. Has a super cloudy appearance and a honey and citrus fruit aroma. The flavour is dominated by an abundance of sweet honey and a distinct and quite powerful lemony finish. The carbonation is over the top. All up, itís a reasonably interesting beer, but not one that Iím aching to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2009
Tried this at the Tassie Beerfest 09, labeled just as Taverners Strong Ale. Clear pale yellowy gold body, short head. Honey in the aroma and donít really notice the alcohol. Didnít do much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2009
Pours with no head. Has strong aroma of Tasmanian hone and pears. No surprise since this is made by a honey producer. The palate is light with bready and pear/green apples. there is a strong aftertaste of what to me seems like leatherwood honey. I can see why people find this strange, the flavours are a little confused.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle bought in Hobart in a specialty grocery store on Wellington Street (the name escapes me). Hazy deep golden. almost brown even. No head. Interesting aromas of apple chutney, whiskey, and bread crusts. Bready flavour, with notes of honey, apples, pears, raisins, and wood. I havenít rated any meads on this site despite having tried more than a few, and this was fairly un-meadlike to my reckoning. I actually liked it a fair bit, and found it surprisingly drinkable despite the higher alcohol and the expectations of it being sickeningly sweet (I was wrong).

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