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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark ruby pour with a 1 finger, creamy light purple head. Aroma is big on blackberry, delicate floral notes, clove spice and some perfumey floral notes. Flavor is blackberry and clove up front, then orange peel, perfumey floral notes and some light honey notes. Medium body, juicy entry, light acidity, light blanketing carbonation. The whole thing is a bit like potpourri, but in a very tasty, very enjoyable way.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear blackberry like color with no head whatsoever. Aroma has lots of clove with a touch of dry honey and a bit of blackberry underlying. Flavor has more of a slightly tart blackberry and dry honey with strong clove note that slightly overpowers.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Bottled at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, August 8, 2014.
clear deep ruby red color, pink head, lovely! Sweet, berry, alcohol, sugary, cherry pips, almond paste, spicy scent. Clove, berries, red currants, orange, sugary taste. Clove, red currants aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a gorgeous red and small off pink head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice clove and orange peel. Thin mouthfeel with nice dark fruit, clove, honey, light booze, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear purple liquid with a medium light pink head. Aroma of tea, smoke, black currant and honey. Taste is light sweet and bitter with notes of light smoke, tea, black currant and honey. Medium bodied with no carbonation. nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Keg at CBC Holborn. It pours deep purple with a fizzy light pink head. The nose is rather sweet, juicy dark berry, blackberry and fruit cordial. The taste is juicy, vimto, blackberry/currant, sweet apple, light spice, white sugar honey and citrus peel. Medium body and lively carbonation. Pretty sweet for a whole half, but it is pretty approachable. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Keg at CBC Covent Garden. It pours a deep intense purple color with ruby edges and a minimal pinkish foam. Aroma is intensely sweet and fruity, big raspberry sorbet flavours. Aroma is again very sweet and fruity but more layered with intervention of the pepper and the honey. Still very sweet and fruity. Body is medium with lively carbonation. Overall quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft. Purple color, like sparkling grape drank. Great fruity aroma, lots of berries and honey with a bit of spice. Sweet dark berry flavor, perfect amount of sugar. Zesty finish. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 25, 2014
Too much clove christmas character. Otherwise – quite pleasant honeyish with nice blackberries, spices. Sweet all the way with light sourness. Decent brew, but too spicy for me

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Ruby pour, no head. Aromas of blackberries, honey, cloves, and orange zest. Just like it reads. This smells like christmas. Wow the aroma is incredible. Flavor is sweet blackberries with spice. Wonderful balance of flavors. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1201) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Sample from a bottle brought by West to Ale Alpharetta. Pours dark red, with no head. The nose is immediately blackberries, with a strong and unmistakable note of cloves, and a hint of orange peels in the finish. Very sweet, with a low, pleasant savory spiciness. Medium body, crisp, clean, and acidic. This is a wonderfully forward and flavorful flavored mead.


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