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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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This barrel aged dry cyser (’size-er’: a honey wine made with apples) was made with fresh-pressed Michigan apple cider and aromatic Michigan wildflower honey. Fermented to dryness and aged in charred American oak barrels. Huge apple aroma is complimented by the flavor of honey and oak with a warm smooth finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1082) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2011
375 mL bottle. Pours straw yellow with sparse fine particles and a very few bubbles on the surface of the glass. Musty smell, oak, apple, maybe chemical smell in the must. Flavor leads with apple and white grape, must and oak, honey and white bread. Dry, with some tartness and tannins. Not bad here, and it’s good to know I can get some enjoyment out of a dry mead.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours clear yellow. Nose of McIntosh apple, honey, oak and vanilla. Taste is mostly oak - overpowering all other flavors. Some honey, apple and hint of vanilla. I much prefer the other cyser. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy mlunger12: Poured a clear with no head. Aroma is oak and faint apple. Taste is dry almost wine like with apple and oak glow.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
The aroma is fruity and slightly sweet with alcohol and only faint honey. The appearance is almost clear but slightly yellow. The taste is dryer than the aroma which is not a surprise based on the name. There aroma elements are there but its very dry and has a touch of sake in it. The palate is thin. Overall I am not a fan it’s not bad but not good either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
very dry, slightly tart and has a nice body. the flavor is grass fruit and even a hint of sake flavor at the end. very dry and not sweet at all. very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has notes of apples, wood, honey and flowers. Clear pale yellow hue. Very sweet but with a dry finish. Not bad but a bit average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
pours almost clear with just a hint of straw. aroma of green apple, vinegar, honey and a touch of oak. heavy vinegar, that is. flavor isnt as dominated by this as the nose...nice and dry, it gives rise to subtle apple and honey. cuts off the sometimes cloying aspect of meads. nice, sour finish backed with some wood and florals..alcohol is well masked

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Split with Vinnie. Pours a Chardonnay white with absolutely zero head straight from the bottle. Aroma of very modest and subdued; notes of candied apples, green grapes, oaky bourbon, slight fresh cut grass, and huge honey and boozy notes. The mouth is very much like apple cider; loose, juicy, and slightly sticky. Light, supple bodied with a sweet, crisp, soothingly warm, wet finish. Flavors are dominated by the apple and, later, bourbon on the back of the tongue. Very interesting mead, indeed!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle shared by sleestak. Thanks, Jeff! Pours a near transparent golden white grape hue, light, small bright white head as a film, light lacing. Aromas are deep crisp apples, honey, bread, moving into vanilla tannins, wet oak, and touches of murky deep sweetness. Initial is light bodied, mellow sweetness, crisp roasty apples, honey, apple cider. Touches of faint spice, bread, some syrup, and faint maple. Finish is fairly clean, crisp apples, sweetened, some sugar, ripe apples, honey, barrel tannins, vanilla, wet oak. Gentle and light, hides it’s abv.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear, pale, yellow. Slightly boozy nose, notes of apple, honey, and light oak. Light to medium body. Flavor is pretty dry, big green apple note, light honey and a touch of vanilla. Finishes dry.


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