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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8541) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle… Clear off-golden mead with long syrupy legs. The aroma is lactic buttermilk up front, then I dig in and am able to separate a few components - alcohol, sour apple and toasted oak. Medium-bodied with faint carbonation. Tart, lactic, dry flavor and finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Pours a clear, light yellow appearance with no head. Just a touch spicy, lightly woody, red apple, spicy honey aroma. Tangy, dry woody, chewy apple, light lemon, herbal honey flavor. Pretty tasty brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
375 mL bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow color. Aroma of apple, pear, honey, wood, berries. The taste is peppery wood, honey, vanilla, apples. Medium bodied, faint booze. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
37.5 cl bottle consumed on May 4, 2012. Thanks to sebletitje!
Clear yellow color, no head. Honey, dough, alcohol scent, apple, white wine and spicy. Dry, white wine, honey, spicy, saffron, alcohol, apple, tart taste. Smooth mouthfeel, tart dry bitterness. Dry white wine and honey aftertaste.
Reminds me of apple wine, or white wine of some sort, more than a traditional dry mead I’m used to. Not bad though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7116) - , 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2011
De couleur dorée très claire laissant un fin filament huileux sur le verre. Arôme a de subtiles notes de tonneau et de chêne, au nez, je note la pomme ainsi que la pelure de pomme qui donnent cet aspect unique. Le miel et fleurs des champs donnent à l’hydromel ce cote de cire naturel. En bouche, l’hydromel est comme décrit, sec avec la pomme qui donne un ton aigre et acide en bouche qui se mélange bien avec le chêne et une fine note de vanille.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with no head whatsoever. Aroma has light tart apple, a bit of honey and oak with a bit of bourbon and a white wine. Flavor begins with tart apple and white wine, but finishes with sweet apple, honey and a hint of bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Bottle courtesy mlunger12! Clear light yellow pour. Sweet apple alcoholic aroma with a dose of oak, honey, and vanilla. Very dry flavor with a hint of honey, apple, and oak. At first sip it reminds of a very dry white wine or an alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Clear yellow pour, no head, aroma brought notes of brown sugar, hints of apple, virgin oak with slight vanilla in there. Taste is a nice mix of oak, lemon, some hints of vanilla, touch of bronw sugar, slight apple, lemon, finishing very dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - 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.


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