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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep red, small head. The nose is stron tart cheery, mulled wine spice. Honeyed brown bread. Caramelized oranges. The taste is orange zest, honey, pear, forest fruits. More mulled wine. Sweet, light body. Moderate carb considering the style. Overall, not my thing. Very much like a wine cooler.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1502) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Beautiful red-purple pour with gentle carbonation. Fairly heavy on the clove with some peppery notes potpourri and light blackberry. Flavor is spicy clove upfront, fading to blackberry wine with orange notes. Mild to moderate sweetness with lingering berry/orange citrus. Medium palate. Very earthy feel with the clove. Not exactly my thing, but unique. I think they captured what they were going for.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gillagorilla (26) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at Max’s (from notes). Ap: Purple, deep red/amber, red wine. Ar: Smells like a wine.champagne. Mostly cloves though. T: Tastes like a mulled cider. Lots of clove and cinnamon. Great blackberry and overall flavor. Almost like a cider. P: Just a bit of smooth carbonation. O: Excellent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (436) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Smells like fall spices. Pours a dark pink with no head. Tastes like clove & citrus with some tartness. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a dark purple tinged amber. Aroma is really spicy, with cloves and cinnamon. Aroma is mild, spicy, slightly fruity. Mild carbonation. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s place, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a clear, dark reddish purple appearance with a pink head. Big clove, apple berry, honey, a bit woody, sweet aroma. Spicy clove, vanilla, tree bark, honey, berry, pear flavor. A little too spicy for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, dark reddish black pour with thin pinkish head, aroma is spicy with lots of clove, hints of berry, honey, slight orange, lemon hints of cinnamon almost, touch of vanilla. Taste is a mix of lots of orange zest, clove, hints of earth, nice honey, vanilla in there, some slight blackberry in there, finishing fairly sweet, spicy. Interesting for sure,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Split a bottle with some friends. Poured a real clear bloody color with a pink head. Aroma was immediately an overwhelmingly strong clove one, but wasn’t so overpowering later on. Flavor was nice blackberry notes, with some light orange character, cloves are there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
18 oct 2013, bottle. Bright cranberry, clear, no bubbles. Nose is exactly like clove cigarettes. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of cloves and cranberry juice. Great for what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Big clove and blackberry notes. The clove was a bit overwhelming at first but it mellowed out after the first sip.


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