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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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A traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels. For the first release in our Miel de Garde line, we used the highest quality orange blossom honey available, then aged it in a neutral American oak barrel for 18 months. The result is a bright aromatic, decadent mead made for sipping. Serve at cellar temperature.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Pours somewhat hazy pale yellow. Honey aroma, floral, butter, fruity, lemon, caramel, raisins, citrus, orange, nuts. Lots of honey in the flavor, floral, woody notes, oranges, citrus, warming alcohol, raisins, dades. Honey finish with hay, caramel, floral, sweet and with warming alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to the Alum for sharing this. Clear yellow with no head. Nose of oranges sweet honey sand some wild flowers. Not overly sweet balanced light fruit. Some light alcohol in the finish. Really good stuff that only seemed to get better as it warmed up. 8/4/9/5/17

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
toxichop (288) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
S: The alcohol is sharp on this one, there is also oak, raw honey and some piss. P: Well, exactly how it look on the bottle, a golden yellow with no head, just some bubbles that hang for a second. T: Starts of with sweet honey, citrus, oak, and a touch of alcohol towards the end. M: Light and syrupy. O: The taste was pretty good but I still had trouble drinking this, glad to try this but I dont think im gonna be buying any mead any time soon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours bright yellow/honey color...very clear. Aroma has some sweetness...honey and almost apple...slightly boozy/winey...nice oak...some orangey notes. Flavor has nice sweet honey...orange blossom...still getting an apple note like an ice cider...oak is mild but present. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy with an oaky/sweet with a lingering warmth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
my first mead yuuuuup! bottle from El Cerrito liquor so i hope my rating isnt far off pours a clear white grape juice yellow clear nose was huge fresh leather then orange peels had also a boozy back end taste was pears honey wet wood vanilla even some sugar this was great..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Clear yellow pour with no head and some legs. Aroma of honey, orange, white wine and slight bourbon. Orange and honey flavor with white wine and bourbon accents before a sweet honey finish. Risky due to price, but a very fine mead.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear yellow. Nice sheen left on glass. Nose and taste of high quality honey nectar, beeswax, florals, vanilla and oak. Hint of orange zest. Finishes with a whisky-like alcohol burn, but well balanced and pleasant. Not overly harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1991) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours clear gold, aroma of booze, honey, and sweet fruits. Taste follows, but the fruitiness takes over the booze, and a hint of vanilla on the back end. Sweet and really boozy, but to be expected from a mead like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle shared at the grand tasing, RBWG
Appearance: Clear straw yellow with no head or lacing
Aroma and flavors of honey and clover
Nice and clean


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