holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a still orange red Nose that has an odd earthy funkiness , honey, and some phenol hairspray notes. it tastes like a cherry fruit cocktail with cherries dominating and other mysterious apple/grape flavors. The sweet earthy honey comes in with a note of bitterness. I really like the honey in here, but most of the rest of it is just ok.
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 First rating
Bottle at Abraxas, Miami Beach, on December 2, 2012.
Thanks to Matt/Nekrobarr (non ratebeer) for sharing!
Clear golden color, no head. Dry, apple scent. Apple, dry taste. Cider, apple aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, dry bitter finish.
Bottle from Brian / Monmisreal (non on ratebeer), thanks! Sampled on January 27, 2013.
Hazy golden color, white head. Apple, sweet, wood, berry scent. Sweet, apple, tart taste. White wine aftertaste. Mediumium mouthfeel, tart bitterness.
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light red color, almost pink, with no head. Aroma is musty sweet honey, apple cider, and cherries. Taste is a great balance of all 3 aromas. Starts very sweet but the tart finish really helps to calm it. Slightly dry champagne like finish. Really good mead.
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raradel (341) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m just getting into mead so understand my possible ignorance. This smells like champagne and cherries. It looks like a champagne and white zin mixed. Flavor is full of cherries juice and raw sugar with a mead after taste. Overall it’s just too sweet for my taste but good for what it is.
tricyclist (752) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow... Pinkish red pour with no head. Aroma is super sweet, sugary sweet, cherries and some apple notes, light berries. Flavor is similar. Sugar and cherries up front, with light lingering notes. Way too sweet for me, and not pleasurable compared to a regular mead.
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly tinted red but honey color. Small soapy white head. Notes of fresh honey, capri sun, and vanilla. LIvely somewhat thin mouthfeel. I’m not feeling this, it is far too soda like.
Smitty1994 (27) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour cherry and raspberry flavors balanced by the honey tones. A little on the pricey side.
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Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Armin. Thanks Man! Pour is pinkish-orange, almost salmon with no head and decent legs. Sweet cherries, strawberry, honey, light biscuit, and grapes in the aroma. Taste is white zin, raspberries, light oak, sweet fruits, and honey with a nice lingering sweet finish. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Seriously tasty mead!
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, clear red pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of cherry, slight earth, slight apple, peach, hints of funk, slight grass, hints of honey as well. Taste is a mix of sweet cherry, mix of earth, peach, hints of grape, slight honey, finishing fairly sweet, but slightly tart and dry. Pretty tasty, but not all that complex.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big apple and some cherry scents. Taste is similar, very sweet, cherry/apple finish.