brokensail (13680) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for the bottle, Derek! The pour is a pale yellow color with a little bit of carbonation to it (interesting). The nose is rather sweet with a definite grape soda aroma. There is a bit of honey to it as well as some sugar. The flavor is a bit like a grape soda mixed with an Otter Pop. Really quite sweet and sugary, though the light carbonation does help a little bit. A bit boozy, too, despite being on the lower end of alcohol for a mead.
Tmoney99 (12072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at The Eccentric Cafe. Poured clear pale color with good legs and virtually no head. Moderate dark honey aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Light to medium honey sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable mead.
jcwattsrugger (11590) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared @Tap&Grind-750ml bottle-trade with jtclockwork-pours yellow and still. Aroma is herbal/spicve, light malt. Taste is herbal/spice, honey-grain, mint.
jtclockwork (11064) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Bottle thanks to Steve. Pours clear gold with a white fizzy head. Nose/taste of honey wax and pilsner malt. Medium body. Odd.
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear light gold with no head. Aroma is honey, light straw with fruity esters. Flavor is honey, light straw malt with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Drake (10703) - 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.
daknole (10322) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Black Friday tasting and what the FUCK? Pours a yellowish color. Aroma of honey, medicine, hops. Flavor is just awful. Honey is overshadowed by medicinal notes, herbal weirdness and just plain yuck.
Sammy (9693) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very decent mead, from the brewery. Some depth and complexity. Pleasant aroma. Some colour in the body.Decent drinkability for this version, at 10.5%
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Bell’s’ Mead is a clear pale yellow color with some tiny bubbles atop and decent legs. Nose of honey and flowers. Medium sticky body with a floral character and flavors of sweet honey and ripe fruit. The finish is sweet and fruity. Pretty average overall but perhaps I am spoiled by Kuhnhenn’s Meads.
crossovert (9610) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a huge mead drinker but I enjoyed this. Light pale colour, sweet flower notes int he nose, sweet and winey flavor.