Mead, 10% ABV.
A wheat beer with bitter orange peel and coriander seeds can be delicious, so why not a mead with the same additives?
It pours a clear and rather light amber colour. I find it difficult to rate the appearance of a mead, they all tend to look rather similar. But I guess it look rather nice, right?
The aroma is strong and enchanting! I want to curl up in my sofa with a glass of this the next time I catch a cold – the mix of sweet and soothing honey with the citric freshness of the orange peel is really delicious. There might be a light spicy background, but I can’t really identify the coriander.
The taste is as sweet and lovely as I had hoped for, and it contrasts the orange peel bitterness in the finish perfectly. The strong flavour is a carefully balanced mix of sweet honey and bitter and crisp orange. The coriander is rather hidden, so the wit beer feeling isn’t really present at all.
Overall: a perfectly balanced brew, both when it comes to taste and flavour. This one should become a part of Mjøderiet’s core lineup! Recommendation: try it on pancakes and in mayo/mustard/honey/mead dip for chicken nuggets!
Aroma: 8/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 8/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 15/20 Ratebeer score: 3.9/5.0