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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
This sweet mead is made with 100% orange blossom honey and is aged on American oak.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40453) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fbm115 (187) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (8400) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9313) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Glass @ Palm Tavern. The mead pours to a light clear yellowish colored body with tons of legs. The aroma is pretty floral and orange rind/blossoms. Subtleness is everywhere in this mead. The flavor was quite nice and really orangey floralness. Sweet but seemingly balanced. Must be the oak adding those tannins. The palate was sweet but not syrupy. I drank what seemed to be a wine glass pour for about $6. Very nice value.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
this mead while should be simple in style brings nothing special in comparison unlike the rest. ordinary taste o honey and astringent. but has no other outstanding flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
The aroma is not that good but it definitely has honey and orange. The appearance is yellow clear with no head. The taste is like the aroma with a funky quality. The palate is thin. Overall this is a bad mead.

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