arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, clear orange red with no head, aroma smells like strawberry smucker’s jam, some vanilla, hints of honey, earth, slight funk, touch of lemon. Taste is a mix of funky strawberry, some slights of berry, lemon, dry and floral notes, hints of earth, almost a minty note, finishing sweet, dry, slight booze burn.
JaBier (4400) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by my brother. Pours clear amber with no head and some legs. Aroma of honey, strawberry and a bit of caramel. Straightforward strawberry and honey flavor with a semi-sweet finish.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Memorial Day Deck Beers tasting on 05/27/2013: Thanks to JaBier for sharing. Pours a clear pale golden color with no head and decent legs. Aroma of strawberries and yeast. Medium body with a syrupy strawberry flavor along with a touch of vanilla. The finish is sweet with a berry aftertaste. Decent overall.
tkrjukoff (3836) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Lotta, big tnx to Greg. Pours clear red copper anber with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel candy honey strawberries. Flavor is a bit acidy berry strawberries sweet honey and a bit boozy with some astringency in the finish. Longlived sweet strawberry boozy and tounge tingling aftertaste.
mnoud (241) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013.01.06 - Drinking to my friend Todd who just died. Cheers. Bottle No 0830610 in small goblet. Pours about as you'd expect, golden with a slight red tint. Almost no carbonation, no head. Aroma is strawberry and almost something else, dry smelling like a wine. Taste is quite nice. Not too sweet. The strawberry jumps out at you, as the rest envelops your tongue and mouth. Little to no alcohol warmth but what there is gets distributed and diluted quite well. For 14% abv this is pretty smooth. Not as much of a honey presence as you'd expect, but a nice balance with the strawberries. I've had better mead but this is nice.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold. Lots of strawberry on the nose, a bit of straw and old honey. Medium bodied, a bit of a weird plastic and phenol tinged flavor. Dirty strawberry water. Not my favorite from them.
Steve_0 (2097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is blush pink with no head and great legs. Strawberry jam, raspberries, yeast, a touch of biscuit, sweet honey, and a touch of spice in the aroma. Taste is dry yeasty, white wine, strawberry, bread, and earth with a dry, lingering finish. Slick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Nice mead.
notalush (4581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colorado mead tasting 2012 - clear apple juice color - pretty mellow nose - mostly strawberry, but it almost smells artificial, like strawberry syrup - I also swear I smell some lightly plasticy phenols way in the back - flavor is much sweeter than the aroma suggests, but has a decent acidity to balance - tastes like a medium sweet white wine - a bit of spice and alcohol warmth through the middle and finish - strawberry is subtle in the beer, and in the finish, it tastes more like tart cranberry - subtle flavor, but nice - much better than the nose suggests.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Pours a clear, light pink appearance with no head. Super rich, seedy, strawberry jam aroma that smells very delicious. Somewhat sweet, strawberry shortcake, light pear, sweet dessert flavor. Kind of a cool mead.
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle from Oak Tree Buy Rite. Pours a clear copper color with no head and very fine floating particles. Aroma of strawberries, strawberry candy, honey and faint lime and herbal notes. The taste is sweet and tart strawberries, honey, earthy notes, faint herbal and butterscotch. Medium-full bodied and a bit boozy. Solid mead.