Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is clear honeydew is appearance with no head. Orange honey, flowers, honey, green apples, peach, and white grapes in the aroma. Taste is somewhat bland with notes of white grapes, pear, orange honey, floral hops, and vanilla with a super dry finish. Light body with no carbonation.
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Aaron for the pour! Clear yellow pour with no head, aroma has notes of orange, floral notes, hints of honey, grape, hints of peach, apple in there as well. Taste is a mix of orange fruit, blossom, hints of peach, apple, touch of peach, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Pours a very light, extremely clear, just a touch yellowish appearance with no head. Floral, orange citrusy, sweet, herbal honey, a touch tart aroma. A bit thin, somewhat spicy, light peppermint, floral, potpourri, juicy orange citrusy flavor.
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured a clear pale gingerale, aromas and taste were very sweet citrus fruits, honey, apples, cantalope, cinnamon, birch beer, light sambuca, butterscotch aftertaste. Warming as hell, with a dry vinous finish. Meads keep growing on me.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Binny’s-South Loop. Pours a clear, super pale gold color and no head. The aroma and flavor are honey, floral notes, grapes, and subtle citrus. Medium-bodied, with a vinous mouthfeel and no carbonation. The orange and floral characteristics sort of meld together in this one more so than in the Sweet version, and it makes for a more vinous character overall without giving those individual aspects much definition. That said, it all comes together smoothly and makes for an easy sipping mead that hit the spot on a warm summer night.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow. No head. Nose/taste of vanilla, honey and orange blossom. Dry finish. Medium body.
MeadMe (1243) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To say this one pours clear is an understatement. I have seen filtered water with more color. In all seriousness very pale with just a touch of yellow. The aromas are crisp and citric. Light orange rind and subtle wood. A touch of alcohol as well. Flavor has a nice citric bite. There is some earthy waxy honey beneath. This one is as dry as any mead I have ever had. Not a huge fan of dry but I still got some nice enjoyment out of this one.