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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (403) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a very dark ruby, almost coagulated blood in color. A small head on a vigorous pour quickly recedes. The nose is of blackberries and light spice (clove). The mouthfeel is light, as it should be, but manages to be smooth and almost slick. The flavor profile is outstanding - complex, but balanced, and bursting in flavor. It begins with a burst of sweet blackberry which rides over a honey sweetness. It then progresses to a bit of tartness over a mild clove. The finish is smooth, yet a bit dry, and leaves you with a lingering flavor that is all encompassing. Outstanding is the only way to describe this 6% sparkling mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2600) - 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 (1798) - 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 (3403) - 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 (525) - 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 (5693) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6339) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
RBHD gathering at Sigmunds place 7.6.2015. Pours clear deep ruby red with a tiny pink head. Aroma is fruity, red fruits mixed with cherries. Taste is sweet blackberries/raspberries, high carbonated, lingering sweet, with notes of honey, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3144) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Delt 0,5 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Tau juni 2015. Klar rubinrød kropp med en tynn lys rosa film. Kirsebær og mandelekstrakt. Moreller, bjørnebær, bringebær først og deretter honning. Lett kropp. kort men deilig ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1735) - NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Tau 07.06.15. Dark ruby. Pink, white head. Fine aroma of raspberries, cherries, black currants and clove. Similar, and superb taste. Complex and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (146) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Purple with an off white ring. Aroma of candy sweet berries. Medium body, flavour as the aroma. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2758) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
14.05.2015, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly shortlasting head, nice deep red color. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, rich red berries, honey, hay, grass, soda powder, weeds, cloves, hints of citrus. Taste is slightly fresh fruity, red berries, grass, cloves, honey, berry skin, cherry stones, weeds, honey. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

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