TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared with friends when we tried making mead for the first time. Nearly clear color, looks like mineral water with light yelow tinge. Aroma is right up front mix of pine and lime with bit of grapefruit rind. Taste is light honey but has a white wine dryness to it. Mead is very different kind of thing.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Clear blanc color with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, lime and honey. Honey and lime flavor with a crisp, hoppy finish. I don’t normally enjoy hops in my mead, but this one was different. Maybe the carbonation made me think I was drinking beer or something. Tasty stuff.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL thanks to BSchnab! Sparkling white wine, cider color. Fizzing out foam. Nose is strange, gamey and hoppy chardonnay. Maybe tangelo and Thai orange. Sharp white wine with strange funk. Taste is sweet, some bright white wine funk, but ultimately it’s too cloying with sharp plastic. Carbonation is dead quickly providing no much needed refreshment. Odd for sure.
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First mead I have had and being a ipa guy why not this one. Pour is very clear with a lite yellow color and small white head. Aroma is lite and very pleasing. Flavors are pretty cool starts out a touch sweet and wine like but finishes hoppy and fruity.
twindog (266) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very pale yellow color withthin white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pine. Tastes like Sweet honey, apple flavor with bitter grapefruit rind and pine. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel.
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Honey and earthy-floral peachy/mango aroma. Clear pale yellow. Honey and white grape flavor with an underlying slight bitterness. Body on the light side of medium.
DocLock (8093) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine Seller, Williamsburg, VA. Poured clear cider colored with minimal head. Nose was mild honey, apples, mango, some spicy hints. Tasted medium to light on the palate, with notes of fruit including mango and white grapes and mild hops and spice.
574deadzone (1110) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light golden with almost a greenish tint, and a big head for a mead, because I poured it really hard. It has settled to a white ring. Nose involves fresh evergreen and grassy hop notes, some lime and lemon citrus, orange marmalade, and light honey. Pretty sweet, fairly tart, maybe a pinch bitter but that’s it. Light bodied, actively carbed, refreshing, somewhat oily, with a lingering tart finish. I think this is pretty cool. I really enjoy the green nose and the refreshing body. I don’t know if this will bring hardcore IPA and mead fans together, but for me it works as a refreshing, light bodied brew.
kevinsenn (1178) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Champane’s. Pours clear and nearly white (like white wine). Aroma of fruity hops and honey. Sweet whtie wine taste, with some honey. Lacking sufficient IBUs to really call this IPA-style. I was really looking forward to an actually hoppy mead, but this didn’t really deliver. Thin body. Fine overall; much like a sweet sparkling white wine.
alpha010 (6) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, no pour. Floral and semi-sweet aroma. Sweet and mildly dry start leads to very floral finish. Think of how dragonfruit are, they start sweet and swallow with a delicate floral taste. Only this doesn’t taste like dragonfruit. Feel is a little thicker than I prefer but still a good choice.