Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. This the first mead Iíve rated, but have had enough of the style to feel comfortable rating at this point. Overall, this was a pretty basic mead that was highly drinkable but with nothing really special going on. Perhaps even the most drinkable 10 abv bit of alcohol Iíve ever had. As expected, zero head and an oily, crystal, hazy gold body. Aroma consists of a pleasant sweet honey with cream, and a light tart berry wafer. The palate is is crisp and clean, almost water with only a hint of kick behind it. Some very simple notes in the flavor as well. Honey of course, with light grain cookie, apples, and some other light juicy fruits. In the end, a nice, simple, easy drinking high abv drink.
zdk (1808) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap during the RBSGí10 visit - arouma is light honey, light clover. Nice light body, wheaty and floral nectar.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI. Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow colored body with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly leaving only a trace of oily lacing. Aroma is a lighter amount of sweet honey and fairly fruity with some white wine and a very mild malt. Flavor is better. The honey is sweet and smooth, but very light. A good amount of fruity white wine and pear that dies before the finish. A bit of an herbal ending as this dries with a hint of alcohol that leaves a simple, medium length aftertaste of sweet honey and mild malts. Light body, quick, and clean with a very soft carbonation. Overall, a bit of a lighter, simpler tasting mead, but clean with a good amount of sweet honey and a pleasant fruitiness. Not bad.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bells during our trip there during RBSG. Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Soft honey and apples on the nose. Sweet honey, very faint carbonation. Honey sweet with light fruit on a very light finish.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Stopped in the brewery and had a little sampler of several beers. Clear light honey color with minimal head. Strawberry fruit type aroma coming off the nose. The taste is sweet as expected but also boozy which I didnít expect. Light mouthfeel. Very clean finishing.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10% version served on draft at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours a clear pale gold color with lots of bubbles but no head. Aroma of honey, apples and a slightly grainy note. Taste of sweet honey, white grapes, apple. Sweet and lightly tart. Smooth, medium bodied.
Beerman6686 (4177) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a very light yellow color, almost like a champagne with basically no head. Aroma was of light alcohol and very sweet honey. Some yeast in there as well. Flavor was very sweet honey, slight alcohol and some citrusy yeast character too.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the eccentric cafe. Nose is full of sweet rich honey. Pours a pale golden color with almost no head. Tastes of a slightly sweet fruity white wine with some interesting honey notes going on. Fortunately they focused more on the flavor of honey and less on the sweetness. nice full feel in the finish. This was my first mead, and i found it quite interesting.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pours crystal clear, white wine/champagne in color, no bubbles nor head. Nose is slight honey with some light fruit. Taste is crisp, light fruity, very much like a sweet white wine infused with honey, and mild carbonation. Iím really liking how the honey is an accent in this one, not a massive focus.
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Eccentric. Body is gold and aromas are faint and sweet. A little bit of honey, pear and white grape juice. Flavor is similar, but the fruit really pops and takes over the plot. Finish is sweet and fruity.