tectactoe (1523) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Thanks to Kevin for a taste. Pale straw, almost clear with no head. Aroma of strange wet oak, dirty and musty in a sense with quite a bit of sweet honey. Taste is sweet honey, light florals, and a bit of finishing, dry oak. Again, not much orange, if any... But maybe orange blossom honey isnít supposed to taste like orange. Perhaps itís referring to the color. Not bad, but B. Nektar makes way better stuff. This is a little bland.
keanex (1398) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pale clear golden body, nice clarity and color.
Aroma: The aroma is faint, but smells sweet of hints of oranges and honey. Nice aroma, Iím glad itís not overly pungent.
Taste: The flavor is sweet with honey and hints of citrus. After reading the description and seeing itís aged on oak, I guess I can sort of pick of hints of caramel and vanilla, but Iím not sure I would have found it without knowing. I do get a hint of spice and oak, but itís very subtle. The finish has some heat and lingering sweetness that sort of reminds me of PlayDoh.
Palate: Full-bodied, sort of juice like.
Overall: I enjoy this mead a lot, itís what Iíd give to someone if theyíd never had mead. I find it pleasant, soft and easy to enjoy. Well done.
jdb288 (487) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow orange. Aroma has orange, oak and honey. Slightly floral. Taste is sweet, honey obviously taking the lead. Orange notes are nice and the woody characteristics give some depth. Like a sweet (sweeter) Pinot. Interesting.
LearninBeer (363) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at the Meadery, the aroma is light orange and honey. Pours a clear yellow/orange. The taste is light sweet honey. The body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation soft and the finish semi-long. Very good.
gnoff (7687) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle as a 4 oz pour at the 7venth Sun brewpub, Dunedin FL, on January 19, 2014.
Clear pear color, no head. Wood, sweet, alcohol, honey, some orange scent. Sweet, wood, alcohol taste. Alcohol, light raisin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, then dry. Leaves some oily legs on the glass, also some firey alcohol in the breath.
crossovert (7007) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Didnít care for this in the least bit. Had almost a rotten garbage type finish. A bit boozy.
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating from 3-20-2009...looks like a Riesling...floral aroma...viscous...sweet honey flavor...and flowers
SpongeRuiner (674) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Getting some orange in the smell but nowhere else really. Overall not bad. A little boozy. Iíd rather try something new than have this one again.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits
Appearance - Pale yellow, minimal bubbles
Aroma - Honey, pollen, vanilla
Taste - Oak, melon, oranges, honey
This is a pretty solid mead, and it finishes with a hint of acidity.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Greenlife, Asheville. Pours a clear very pale yellow color. No head, moderate legs. Vinous, winey aroma with notes of citrus and wax. The taste is sweet honey, citrus, faint wood, fruity finish and a bit of hot wax. Medium bodied, fairly hot. Good mead, but Iím still not digging orange blossom honey as base for mead.