Schramm's Mead Black Agnes

Black Agnes

 

Schramm's Mead in Ferndale, Michigan, United States 🇺🇸

Mead - Melomel Rotating
Score
8.57
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 64
Our sweet black currant mead, Black Agnes, is named after one boisterous Scottish wench who successfully defended the Scottish Castle of Dunbar during a five-month siege by William Montague, the Earl of Salisbury. While relatively unknown in the United States, black currants have been grown in the British Isles for more than five hundred years, and used by herbalists since the Middle Ages. Sharply tart and acidic, the potent flavors of the fruit are perfectly balanced by the sweetness of premium honey to create a particularly unique, memorable and delicious mead.

Batch # - Release Date
#01- 03-08-2014
#02 - 08-02-2014
#03 - 04-15-2015
#04 - 01-30-2016
#05 - 06-01-2016
#06 - 08-06-2016
#07 - 07-26-2017
#08 - 10-21-2017
#09 - 01-17-2019
#10 - 10-31-2019
 

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Tried from Bottle on 20 Jan 2022 at 05:05


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

23/V/21 - 37.5cl bottle @ De Gebrande Winning (St. Truiden), BB: n/a, no mention of batch either. I have no clue how people determine which batch they’ve had... (2021-426) Thanks to ElManana for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark purple to deep ruby mead, very adhesive, leaving some tears in the glass. Aroma: lots of black currants, berries, some blueberries, nice stuff! MF: medium to full body. Taste: sourish, lots of berries, lovely, some jam, more acidic as well, red currants, alcohol. Aftertaste: lovely, alcohol, nice sweet/sour balance, lots of black currants.

Tried from Bottle at De Gebrande Winning on 23 May 2021 at 12:30


9.9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 10

Mmmmmore of this yummmmyness. Deep purple, without smoke. Big smell of blackcurrant jelly. Soft, smooth, velvety mouthfeel with just a hint of tartness at the tip of your tongue. Taste is a ridiculous richness of honey and currants. Amazing balance.

16/6/22: Very dark purple. Intense jammy smell of blackcurrants, so much fruit. Smooth, sticky, thick, rich. Taste is just as intense as the smell, if not more. Crazy amount of fruit. Sweet yet tart enough to counter it. Great balance, and so delicious. Stunning.

Tried from Bottle on 28 Apr 2021 at 22:00


9.9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 10

Very dark purple, near black. Great viscosity, of course. Smell is straight blackcurrant concentrate, with a hint of honey. Taste is typical Schramms super rich jammyness with Suezloads of fruit. Blackcurrant in its purest, with just enough honey. Great. Maybe not my favorite fruit, but 5 because it's just the most intense fruityness I've had from them so far. Perfect tart-sweet balance.

Tried from Bottle on 03 Apr 2021 at 22:00


10

Tried from Bottle on 21 Mar 2021 at 00:21


10

God Saft ❤️

Tried from Bottle on 19 Mar 2021 at 16:54


Tried on 13 Nov 2020 at 20:35


8

Tugev mustsõstar, magus, mesi, hapukas, happeline. Väga hea marjavein.

Tried from Bottle on 13 Nov 2020 at 20:35


8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

0,33l from bottle at home shard by me. Batch 11. dark brown color, no head. smells black currants, honey, spices, bit peppery, very nice smell. full body, no carbonation. tastes of black currant juice, honey, spices, berry notes, bit earthy. finishes medium sweet with notes of black currants, honey and spicey notes. very nice one, not super complex but very good sipper. 8, 4, 8, 4, 17

Tried from Bottle on 11 Oct 2020 at 19:11


8

Wchuj fajne i gestsze. Sporo kwaskowatych posmakow. Pyszka

Tried at Hala Gwardii on 11 Oct 2020 at 17:43