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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This mead is the Non-Imperial version of our Imperial Funky Monky. A smaller mead, but big on flavor. Tart Balaton cherries, honey, and Styrian Golding hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fakebeersnob (131) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours dark red. Think white lacing. Smells of cherry. Taste is sweet upfront, with a tartness that lingers. Taste a bit of the hops in it too. Somewhat reminds me of a lambic in some aspects.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled. Bright torch red in color, still, with an extremely thin white ring of head. Mildly flowery clover and honey aroma with mild bing cherry, light malt and earthy, dusty hops at the tail end - somewhat reminiscent of a weaker New Glarus Belgian Red. Moderately sweet flavor punctuated by increasingly growing moments of tartness. The finish is slightly crisp with notes of tart apple, smooth honey, a little clove. Extremely lightly carbonated, but just enough to lend a champagne-like feel to the aftertaste. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours clear red with a small frothy white head. Aroma is sweet floral honey. light spices and tart cherries. Taste follows with a nice honey sweetness up front going over into a tart dry cherry finish. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (784) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(500ml bottle). Pours a clear deep red color. Sour cherry aroma. Flavors are intense sour cherry with honey sweetness. Nicely balanced. Long lingering finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from chans. Pours dark cherry with a touch of a bubbly head. Smell is sweet and mature cherries, noticeable herbalness, little spice. Taste is cherries, both sweet and lightly tart, honey, lingering cherries, some spice. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1214) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Draught @ Mikropolis. Pours clear dark ruby with no head. Aroma is heather honey, tart cherry, spice and tea. Taste is moderate sweet, light bitter and tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes dry and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, tart cherry and sweet honey, bit flat, sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5932) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour with a nice red hue and a small head. Loads of small visible bubbles. Aroma is very herbal with basil, fennel, honey and grass. Some mint as well. Flavour is very extreme with it’s sour cherry juice, basil, honey sweetness, grassy bitterness, green tea, cinnamon and wood as well. Some similarities with a gluhwein, as was on their Black Fang, but not as much here. Full bodied and a long, tart, cherry finish. Beautiful balance and even sessionable, yet extreme. A big mead for such low ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Reddish colour with a small pink head. Aroma and flavour of honey, cherries, spice, fruit and tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours cherry color with a small head, aroma of cherries and red wine, flavor of cherries, cooked cherries, sourness, medium bodied.


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