wmubronco1992 (695) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark honey color. Sweet spicy aroma. Flavors of mild cherry and honey. Only my 2nd mead. Reminds me of a dry fruity wine with touch of wine cooler. Just enough cherry tartness to offset the extreme sweetness. Very tasty. Low enough abv that you could drink a couple, but at $9/bottle a bit pricy.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light rosé color with foam ring. Red fruits tea and honey nose. Sweet cherry, fruity taste with caramel and honey and a laid back carbonation. Calm and little dry aftertaste.
muzzlehatch (4615) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, sampled out of the fridge in a Konig Pils glass - pours lightly fizzy with a touch of immediately-dying foam, thick bubbles in suspension in the salmon-gold body...light oaky dry-tart apple aroma, a hint of smokiness or cigarette ash perhaps, pleasant but not particularly strong...body is much sweeter than the aroma might suggest, sweet all the way through with a honey syrupiness around the middle, some tartness developing then and going on towards the finish, but never really eclipsing the very juicy-sweet principal character...body is quite full, very light carbonation. I don’t find the cherry notes as strong as some other raters have, though they are present especially on the end. Pretty enjoyable, though I think it becomes a bit too sticky as it warms.
anstei (1068) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Lots of honey and cherry indeed, very little cider remaining. Tasty, fruity, sweet, intense. Heavy and strong, almost a sipper. Very low carbonation, but it’s not lacking at all. An impressive draught!
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
9/VII/16 - 1Pt. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home, Katie & Kevin tasting - BB: n/a (2016-737)
Clear peach coloured cider, little bit of big bubbles, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, honey, floral, rose petals, very complex, bit fruity. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, floral, fruity, bit sourish, very very fruity, quite some cherries. Aftertaste: bit lemony, sourish, more cherries and floral notes. Holy hell, this is good stuff!
jfb (5431) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear pinkish golden colour with no head. aroma of vanilla and sweet apple juice, heavily dusty, with some notes of candied cherries, chestnut honey and band-aids. flavour is mostly apple juice, bubble gum and custard, rather sweet, with a touch of chlorine, some almonds and a semi-tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
jonas (6699) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pink, light white lace. Nice Apple, light cherry/almond. Medium body, chewy - honey spice finish, a hint bratapfel, like a fruit pie. Nice balance, very pleasant.
Ritzn (375) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pink clear with no head. Aroma is white wine, cherries. Taste is complex. Cherries aplle everything very well balanced. Sour and sweet. Very nice.
SinH4 (2549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks anstei. Clear reddish-pinkish color with hardly any head. Aroma is cherry, honey, natural apples, funky, vanilla, tanninic. Taste is tart cherries, with a great honey balance and tannic apples with vanilla. Not dry, but also not sweet. Low natural carbonation. Awesome stuff.
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very clear salmon with no serious head. Aroma is of flowers, sugar, honey. Taste is of flowers, acidity, sugar. Palate: Medium body, soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Nice.
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color cider. Aroma of cherry flavours with light syrupy notes and plenty of residuals sugar notes. Taste is a sweet mix between cherry syrup notes with light apple flavours and quite a bit of residual sugar notes. Body is full with oily texture. Too sweet for my taste and not sure I really dig the cherry flavours.