NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Plainfield MWBF. Pours a very pale white with a hint of gold. Still. Nose is intensely floral and orange, hints of candied orange peel and a distinct honey note. On taste, it is medium sweet with more candied orange notes. Very honey forward with some moderate vanilla coming through. I’m not a huge fan of the yeast character here as it is too estery for my liking and a bit of an odd balance. Not a bad mead, but the yeast interplay with the orangey notes is a bit offputting.
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour in a wine glass from a 750 ml bottle at The Lion’s Pride. Pours a clear pale gold color with no head. Aroma of orange peel, honey, herbs, hay, pale malts, and oak. Flavor improves upon that in complexity, with big orange and honey, herbs, wood, and a good deal of wildflower notes. Medium bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet, floral mouthfeel. Interesting mead.
jtclockwork (10837) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours lemony yellow. Nose/taste of honey, florals, citrus and orange skin. Grainy texture. Very sweet on the palate. Medium body. A bit "hot". Alcohol very prominent in finish.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very excited to see this 750 at team bev on 401. Clear gold pour with the aroma of sulfur, honey and oak. A little hot and rough around the edges
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle. Pours almost clear with just a light golden hue and a few fine particles. Kind of a plasticy new shore aroma with some mustiness and notes of berry. Flavor is more of orange-flavored honey with that mustiness and a tiny bit of the plasticy note. Fairly tasty despite the "shoe" note.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale, clear, golden pour. Somewhat floral nose, notes of honey, alcohol, orange, and slight vanilla. Medium body with a slick mouth feel. The orange really comes through, the alcohol is not as well hidden as in some of their other meads but the sweetness does help to soften it a bit. Finishes on the sweeter side.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clearish yellow pour..harsh body in terms of alcohol..not masked by the basic orange and honey qualities of this mead...very basic, and just too brutal to finish
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle at Sunset Grill. Pours almost fully clear and golden yellow with no head. Aroma is slight chemical and herbal honey. Herbal honey, chemical and phenolic. Ends dry and floral.
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a still apple juice color. has a bright honey smell that is smooth. tastes rich with gentle notes of an orange orchard. mouthfeel is smooth rich, a touch dry but overall sweet. overall a good mead. not something i’ll go out of the way for
douglas88 (7248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. A cool bright blue bottle, looks like a Sake bottle. Pours a clear white with some legs. The aroma is off-putting; skunky sulfur and dirtiness, just makes drinking it difficult. The flavor is hot, some sweet honey but it struggles to have much more beyond the odd unpleasant nose. Some oak perhaps, but I couldn’t get much further. I’ll re-rate if I have a chance and I hope I do. Others seemed to like it, so perhaps there are issues with this mead.