Theydon_Bois (12736) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Very pale yellow with a thin white head that clears to the edges and forms a small pond.
Nose comprises honey and piss, light citrus, farm like, touch of horse.
Tastes of sweet sugars, herbs, medicinal qualities, honey, strepsils.
Medium bodied with limited carbonation leading to a sweet acrid finish.
Meh ! I will admit I have only had a few meads in my time and none for a good few years but this tasted nothing like them.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hardly any color. Just a hint of yellow distinguishes it from water. Although, because of how clear it is, it’s fun to watch the bubbles constantly float to the top of the glass. Aroma is very inviting with a mix of sweet honey and citrus hops.
Flavor is very unique. Loads of sweetness from honey and grapes, counteracted by a hit of hops. Interesting finish, as well. Lick your lips and get a hint of sweetness, but the bitterness from the hops lingers.
Quite tasty. Bonus points for creativity, cleverness, and the label.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma has sort of a buttery chard character, floral notes, minerals. Flavors have initial honey sweetness but then an odd twangy bitterness comes on, minerals, orange citrus with earthy florals, and leaves a medicinal numbing like character. Finish also has a cough syrup quality. I’m thinking its a poor mead then odd hop character doesn’t help.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet floral aroma, clear and white in color. Bitter and sweet in taste. Slightly hoppy. Interesting flavor.
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jnkor (326) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet an honey filled, an appearance is almost like a yellow water. Taste is full mead, with amazing hop character. Palate is dry and nice. Very fun fusion mead.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very light peach color, aroma of funky spicy hops, sweet fruits, flavor starts off with a funky hop bite the quickly turns to a sweet but tart fruits with some honey, light and fuzzy, what the hell did i just drink....? I couldn’t drink a bottle but i have to give kudos for something different.
rogee64 (21) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weird concept but they pulled it off. Aroma is hops and lots of them, my brain was tricked into thinking this was an ipa until I tasted it. Taste was honey and hops, no hop bite in the mouth like you would expect but the hop flavour is definitely present. The finish is really clean which is different, overall not bad I would buy this again.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Buckeye, Kegs of mead seem a weird concept to me, but this is super light colored almost still, no bubbles to be seen. the nose is hoppy with that musty dank chinook hop smell, taste is more of the same a dank hoppy flavor then bombarded by sweetness from the honey, however it doesnt mesh all that well to me. I can see fruit meads being very delicious when you crave sweetness.
OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a nice hybrid of a mead. A big thanks to Harold for hooking me up with this one. The color is a slightly yellow/pale greenish tint that looks pleasing. The first whiff I took of this one was interesting. Tons of herbal notes, some lightly dank hops, sweet honey. The aroma is very intriguing. The taste is pretty similar with a light citrus note, some herbal/floral hops, sweet honey, and a very clean finish. The low abv makes this one even better, as in, I could drink these all day...and I would! Anywho, a great idea that was executed well. Props, again, to B. Nektar.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is such a unique beverage, I’m surprised it doesn’t have it’s own category. It smells like a sparkling moscato, tastes like a honey/lime soda and finishes like a thin IPA. Not too complex, light sweetness and fun to drink. Cheers my friend!!!