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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Super sweet honey mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On tap at Bells. Pour is clear yellow with no head. Aroma and flavor of light honey, floral, white grapes, and pale malt. Plain but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
750mL bottle at the Black Friday Tasting pours clear colorless water with hints of golden hues and a super slim near white head. The aroma is honey, crusty dry honey, a modest white wine like note and some chemicals at the end of the draw. The taste goes from rich honey sweetness to thin semi tart white wine notes. Ok mead I guess that’s on the thin chemical and sort of tart side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to womencantsail. Pours with a clear, pale, golden hued body with a fading white head and mild legs. Aromas are sweet one the nose, honey, mild floral notes and dusty. Flavors are dry and taste a bit oxidized, dry leaves, sulfur and honey. Light acid, but not really enough to balance. Medium bodied, somewhat dry finish despite the sweetness, low carbonation. Not particularly well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Aroma is sweet grapes. Very pale yellow, and clear. Taste is pretty nice; sweet honey, with a dry finish. Hard to rate on the same scale as beer, but there you go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
batch 1/11 bottle #331/487 from schiller on 11/25/11. pale yellow near clear with a slim white head of sharp small bubbles. it smells and tastes a lot like sprite.... lemon, honey, alcohol, florals and light sulfur. crisp sharp mouth feel helps keep it lighter. 6/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3421) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
My girlfriend ordered this at the cafe and I ended up finishing it. Golden pour, looks and smells like honey. Very sweet flavor with a bit of dryness. Finish is herbal. Too sweet for my taste, but also the first mead Ive ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 750 ml bottle from Bell’s. This is a sparkling mead, straw/pale gold in color. Aroma is clover honey and slight alcohol. It reminds me of a very dry white wine or a champagne. Taste is not as sweet or honey-like as nose suggests. It has a bit of tartness and a dry finish. It doesn’t do a whole lot on the palate. I feel like this is a more commemorative effort from Bell’s and I will certainly hang onto the bottle, but at $19 it was kind of a bummer. Not as enjoyable as I was hoping. Since Bell’s is so good with hops, maybe next round they should try a dry-hopped mead rather than going such a traditional route. Step up the alcohol, get some legs in there, cut out the carbonation...I would try that. Update: I had to add an extra point because at the bottom of the bottle I found the tiniest baby bee. I mean, how cool is that? We should all be so lucky to be preserved in alcohol!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
750ml bottle: pours a clear pale champagne golden with decent legs. Has a subtle light honey nose with a touch of floral character. Starts with average fullness and a dry floral honey flavor before a muted finish. Could use some more body and complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Light spicy floral aroma. Taste is sort of bitter with a floral essence. Not at all what I expected. Maybe my bottle was bad but disappointing.

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