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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This sweet mead is made with 100% orange blossom honey and is aged on American oak.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flatmatt (1250) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (34876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
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

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (7185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle (from multiple sources). A bit of yeast in the bottom. Pours with a pale, clear golden body with amazingly strong legs. Aromas of honey, citrus, oak, cinnamon, alcohol, toasted bread. A bit grassy, orange. Flavors of honey, citrus zest, buttered toast, honey, caramel, earth and oak. Syrupy body, medium (on the upper bounds), and a balanced tannic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
750ml Bottle from Knightly Spirits, aroma is slight citrus, maybe vanilla, the taste is a little weak, not as sweet or citrus as expected. Very drinkable, a hit as a Thanksgiving dinner gift.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2010
Bouteille de 75cl @ Luekens Liquor. Couleur est dorée très clair. L’arôme est complexe de fleurs d’oranger et autres arbres fruités. L’aspect unique de cet hydromel vient de l’ajout de chêne américain qui donne au nez une note boisé, limite épicée. Le goût est dans la même lignée, le chêne donne vraiment un côté épicé qui tend à prendre le dessus mais suivi par la douceur du miel de fleur d’orange, le tout laisse une fine couche collante de sucre sur les lèvres. La fin conserve cette note naturelle/sauvage de ruche qui se mélange parfaitement avec le bois. Un délice!


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