Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed burgundy melomel with a thin white head. in aroma, a light kriek lambic with lactic cherries, sweet and smooth. In mouth, a nice kriek like mead with smooth light acidity, beautiful alcohol warmth, nice and sweet and delicious. On tap at When Pigs Fly, August 1, 2012
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice red pour. Aroma of cherries, blackberries, something a bit yeasty and dank, some cool hops. Flavor is sweeet/tart/some hop essence. This is damn good!
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Detroit. Dark red violet appearance with a small, carbonated white head. Rich, sweet honey, dark black cherry, slightly floral aroma. Quite rich, sweet, tangy honey, somewhat spicy, thick, black cherry flavor with a syrupy mouth feel. Slight cough syrup flavor but tasty nonetheless.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby red with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a really nice cherry note with a nice sweet honey note and just a hint of hoppiness. Flavor has a nice slightly tart cherry note that combined really nicely with the dry honey notes.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, $10 for a tulip... At that price, I was on the fence about this one for a while... But it’s definitely a unique and interesting drink, that much was clear on the first sip. Clear ruby red color, sort of pink head that fades to pretty much nothing. It certainly looks interesting. First thing I noticed about the body was the slight warmth, like a wine, and almost no carbonation, also like a wine... But it has a much harsher bite, and when combined with the oily texture and spiciness, it’s a kick in the throat. This.. Is definitely funky. It has a great sour component to the taste, along with a rose wine -like sweetness, and a spicy bite. Hearty cherry element that works well with the honey. Not really sure what the hops add to the flavor, but I am getting a hint of the belgian yeast (Like I said, it’s funky). This would be an interesting alternative to a table-top wine, but the bite makes it hard to approach
phaleslu (9321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from a friend in Wisconsin. Pours a deep, cloudy ruby red color with a small pink-tinted head. Aroma of cherries, pomegranate juice, herbs, earthy hops, honey, cough syrup, and tannins. Flavor has even more cherry pop to it, with honey, floral notes, and red wine. Medium-bodied, with a vinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Sweet and juicy. Definite booze present; drinks like wine. Excellent melomel.
Ibrew2or3 (8099) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear bright prune juice with a modest degree of legginess along the edges of the glass. The aroma is big sweet cherry notes mixing with honey chemical booze. The taste has some rich nectar like cherry juice sweetened by honey and then getting tart by deep carpet staining currant juice. The fruity tartness ramps up into the finish. Nice rich flavor with tart freshness.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to SS. Pours with a lightly hazed purple to red (sort of a light burgundy red) hued body with a small, frothy white head that fades. Very light lace, some legs. Aromas of hops, grassy, spicy, mild phenols and esters, earthy, juicy, tannin. Cherry, mild floral. Flavors are very juicy, lightly spicy, tannin and good acidity. Balanced, mild alcohol. Medium sweet, but balancing tannin and acidity. Tart finish. Medium to light bitterness. Light fusel. Prickly carbonation, tannic and tart finish with a medium-low body and decently warming.
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/25/11. Bottle courtesy Tim! Clear bright red pour with a small khaki head that fades into a ring. Slightly sour cherry aroma with a bit of wood, alcohol, and deep honey. Sweet honey flavor with plenty of tart cherry and a bit of alcohol. All in all, it reminds me a bit of Luden’s cough drops, but for some reason I still dig it. Noticeably carbonated, which surprised me. Not sure if that was intentional, but it doesn’t detract from it. Nice!
jredmond (7408) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with vin. Pours a deep wine red body with no head. Aroma is cherry, light heat, light wine, and sweet honey. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cherry, wine, honey, juice, cinnamon and light warming.