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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4317) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish purple pour, with a small light pink head. Sweet honey, lots of clove, and blackberry. Tastes like honey blackberry wassail.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle to glass. Deep Purple with a thin pink light head. Nose is strong clove with spices and a blackberry finish. Sweet front of body with fruity sweet blackberry that quickly goes into big clove and a honey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Glorious purple pour that looks like black cherry jello. Non-carbonated but a lavender colored ring clings to the edge of the glass atop the liquid. Aroma of clove, honeysuckle flower, citrus zest, and blackberry fruit. Pretty congruent with the ingredients. Taste is clove and blackberry grape juice. Sweet Black cherry, cranberry juice cocktail, and orange flavors reveal themselves, too. The cloves numb the tongue a bit. Tastes like a nice mulled cider. I might try warming this on Thanksgiving. Would also contribute well to a sangria. I like the culinary possibilities in addition to sipping as a quenching after dinner elixir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
This Mead has a great feel with tart berries, white pepper. Slightly tart with a juice look. Honey is complement to the mead than a dominate flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
The aroma is very sweet and fruity with berries, spices, and honey. The appearance is crimson with a thin almost non-existent head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin but right for the style. Overall a great drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Aroma: CLOVE, Mild Cherry Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Clove, Cherry, Mild Black Plum Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light Bodied, CLOVE

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
caseyoharaa (7) - - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
Simple wasn't for me. All I could taste was the overpowering clove. I guess you could call this a "Clove Bomb"

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a deep ruby violet with a thin pink-white ring of bubbles around the edge. Nose is mercifully subtle with clove cigarettes, jammy fruit, almost like a peach or apricot note. Fairly sweet, more tart. Medium bodied, fairly active, with a tangy drying spicy finish. Seems pretty versatile, like it would be good with pancakes or Belgian waffles for brunch, or you could sit around a campfire with it. Once again, well balanced, very drinkable, and not as weird as it sounds. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
11/9/13. 500mL bottle from Grassroots. Clear purple or black/red pour with a small purple/white head that sizzles away. Whoooooaaaa clove on the aroma, berries and orange, potpourri all over this one. Sweet entry, a boatload of clove, way too much, hints at citrus. Once again, like a mouthful of potpourri. Reminds in a way of strong spiced cider at Christmas time, but with too much clove.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at GTMW 2013. Berry red with no head. Aroma is sweet with honey, raspberries, cloves and black pepper. Tart one with raspberries, honey and a sweet and boozy finish.


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