Lurgashall English Mead

Lurgashall English Mead

Rated 2.589 by BeerPals

Brewed by Lurgashall Winery

Petway, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Style:  Mead

12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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In Spring and Summer, enjoy English Mead slightly chilled as an aperitif or over ice with fruits (apricots, peaches) or Cheddar style cheeses.

ID: 824 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank52403
Overall Percentile2
Style Rank197 of 200
Style Percentile1.5
Lowest Score1.8
Highest Score2.9
Average Score2.383
Weighted Score2.589
Standard Deviation0.449

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  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 2.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Well the poor reviews make me really sad that this was my first mead. pale yellow color with a very thin bodied (shocking given the 12.5% ABV) Very sugary sweet aroma of honey. The flavor was sweet and alcoholic almost like a liquor, with some clove, honey and light anise tones. A disapointment, but not bad enough to fully turn me off from the style.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Picked up a bottle from Whole Foods. I have a romantic impression of the Middle Ages, so in the craft brew exploration trying health ale and now mead were always high on my must do list. Mead is certainly an interesting drink. A small bottle with a cork, more like a wine than a beer. The color of this mead is like a white wine, light yellow. The stropng scent of clover honey rises from the glass. The body os light, like a wine. I started out drinking this chilled, from the refrigerator. At first it was too sweet. So I let it stand to room temperature and added some nutmeg. Actually isn't bad when paired with hard or semi hard cheeses like edam or cheddar, and crackers. But my visit to mead-land ends tonight. I prefer fermented grain to fruit or honey.

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 2.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Light golden colour. Aroma of honey with some woodyness. Vinous flavour with honey and some warming alcohol. Quite light bodied. Mead I suspect, is not a drink for me.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 2.9 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 4

    It started out nicely. Nice floral aroma (I'd expect that since it comes from honey) The flavor was very mild, but really interesting. The only problem was that it was fairly sweet and got sweeter as it warmed up and I drank more of it until it became too cloying to finish. Possibly better if served colder, but then the pleasant aromas would be stifled. Very winelike (you think? It's basically honey wine afterall) with some definite alcohol notes in the nose but less present in the taste.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 1.8 17 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 2

    Ugh Ugh this one i didn't make it through, had to pour out the rest. Aroma was of clover and honey. Poured was tinted water. Flavor was honey and something. Very thin and i don't think it should be for a mead. Awful

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 2.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 2

    Well, talk about a let down, geez. This one wasn't rated highly in the first place, but boy.... Aroma was the highlight, honey and a lavendar or clover floral touch. The pour was very light golden in color and water-like, nothing thick about this one (yea, it's not a 3:1 Jadwiga!). The flavor was watery, honey, and some funky aftertaste. Pretty vinous, drank more like wine (bad wine) than anything else (grapes come out a bit as it warms). Maybe I started with the best (Jadwiga) and can't relate to this.... Or, maybe this is just plain old bad. Either way, I'd NEVER return to this one, and will only seak out meads in the future that are more highly regarded. I may even pour the rest of this one. Ouch.

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