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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of honey, blackberries and cloves. Taste is medium sweet with a long blackberry, clove and orange finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. A bit heavy on the clove and reminds a bit of cold mulled wine, but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. An unclear, dark ruby colored mead with a small, pinkish head. There’s lots of berries in the aroma, cloves as well, and a touch of honey in the back. Some citrus notes in the flavor, with honey notes, dark berries and a good dash of cloves. A bit too much cloves I think, it’s sort of like drinking an unheated gløgg. Nice though. Medium body, smooth on the palate. Long finish with orange zest, cloves and dark berries. Quite decent this one, but a tad heavy on the cloves. 150808

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep ruby red with an off-white head. Aroma of clove, pepper, some berries, honey and blackberry. Flavor is sweet blackberry with some honey, orange zest and clove. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Tap at the source. Pours dark red, almost blue. Aroma is lots of black currant, blackberry and clove. Flavor is intense clove and black currant. Clove is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a ruby red purple color with soft sudsy head that fades. Aroma is berry honey and soft spice. Taste is sweet berry honey little tart very refreshing and soft spice in the finish. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Darker body than most meads. Sweet, but not overly so. Honey, of course, with an added subtle element of berries and spices. A decent mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->stem. Clear brite red with no head. A: berries, clove, honey. T: definite blackberry, with sour notes, cloves. Sweet, with hint of pepper in the aftertaste. Like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Fra flaske på rbhd-treff hos Sigmund, juni-15: klar rubinrød, nesten uten skum. Intens aroma av bjørnebær, bringebærbrus, nellik og honning. Sprudler lett på tunga, og smaken er en dessertorgie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (556) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Appearance: Dark clear copper color with little to no head Aroma: Raspberry, clove and malt Taste: Sweet with honey, berry and coriander with a sour body and a big clove finish Overall: Almost more of a sour than a mean. Great complexity with a great balance from the different adjuncts used. Consider me a mead fan now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. Deep red colour, low pink head. A slight carbonation. Aroma of blackberries, raspberries and raspberry leaves, hints of cloves and other spices, also orange zest. Medium sweet flavour, notes of blackberries, honey and spices, esp. cloves.

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