tectactoe (1657) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy, pink grapefruit hued with a fizzling white foam that turns into the thinnest collar imaginable. Aroma is quite fruity & pretty nice. Smells like Sweet-tarts or Pez candy. Has that sugary sweetness with fruity notes of cranberry & some strong strawberry. Light floral, leafy notes with some sweet, moderately boozy honey lingering towards the finish. Taste is a little more boozy & honey forward but still has a nice berry sweetness present. Tart berry finish after the honey fades. Drier than expected, some lasting boozy warmth in the throat in the aftertaste with hints of clover honey. Unique, tasty.
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of cranberry, sweet tarts, and light honey. It pours a transparent dull pink with a small white head that fades to nothing almost instantly. The flavor starts light-moderate cranberries and light honey. The finish has light sweet tarts, wood, and a hint of alcohol. It?s light-medium bodied with light carbonation.
umich03jm (1926) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the 2014 Spring Mead Fest. Pours a cloudy light pink color with a few tiny bubbles rising up. Aroma is cranberries, sugar candy, and flowers. Tastes like cranberry kool-aid. Moderately sweet cranberries and honey. Nice flowers in the finish with a little lemon tartness. Good stuff.
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light pink golden hue. Still. Smells of tart crasins with a mild honey sweetness. Citrus indeed. Kinda smells like gatorade rain. Taste is a semi sweet tart cranberry with a mild citrus honey. It’s sweet but a bit acidic and a hint bitter in the finish Overall very tasty.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours the color of a Provencal Rose. Aroma is utterly amazing. Honeysuckles and jasmine seem to dominate, with hints of orange blossom and slight citrus notes. Flavor is a melange of citrus, cranberries, a waxy honey note, finishing with a slight, albeit pleasant astringency. Simply one of the best meads I have tasted in quite some time.
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at some store in Michigan. Pinkish orange color with no carbonation and moderate legs. Aroma of cranberry, honey and citrus. Sweet honey flavor to start, then drying out to citrus and cranberry wine before a semi-sweet finish. Not as dry as I was expecting, and that’s a good thing.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to MeadMe for the share. Pours a somewhat pink yellow. Nose is honey, dry mead, and hints of berry and some dry cranberry flavor. Flavor is similar- dry mead, light honey, and cranberries. I would love this mead with Thanksgiving dinner.
MeadMe (1300) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with pink undertones. Strong earthy berry aromas with a hint of heat. Mild citrus and wonderful fresh honey. The flavor is great, more suited for a fall evening than a hot summer night but it’s spot on cranberry. Nice and tart cranberry with hints of earthy skin. The honey component is forward yet it manages to mingle just below the berry. Subtle citric notes as well. It is a nice dry mead, with a nice tartness that really bites in the finish.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mostly orange pour with a slight pink hue. aroma and flavor of mostly honey, spiced orange, coriander, and light cranberry skin...cranberry works very nicely in this style..a great autumn treat
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. WOW! Awesome aroma of citrus, cranberry, honey and orange notes. Light pink hue. Very sweet and a little tart. Palate is medium-full bodied. Just an incredible mead! Very complex and I love that cranberry flavor! Very very well done.