Doghair (276) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Tmoney99 (11470) - 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.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow pour with no head. Clover honey with hints of lavender, and apple cider. Not my favorite mean by a long shot.
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from rbsg #42 poured a head of bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a typically carbonated transparent yellow white colored body. The aroma was hot and sweet. . The mild flavor contained notes of sweetness and honey. An OK brew just nothing special.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
light transparent gold, thin white ring for a head. Nose is honey, apple, cider. Flavor is lightly bitter, astringent honey, oily.
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to rayl101 for this one. Clear yellow pour with some rising bubbles and not much else. Honey and grain.... woot? Pretty mediocre. So many better meads out there than this one.
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
So excited to see the bottle listed on the list for the BF ’11 tasting. Sorely disappointed after tasting it. Aroma got my hopes up...abundant honey, spicy notes, floral qualities, and candied citrus. Inviting, actually. Flavor just didn’t match and was, in fact, quite chardonnay-forward. Winey character and very cider-like. Thin and uninviting. Pass.
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a clear pale yellow color with a bit of fizz. small white cap. smell is of pilsner esters mixed with honey. some waxiness and champagne esters. flavor has a lot of yeast pilsner like esters. very weird it smells more like a beer than mead. though there is a noticeable waxy honey taste overall dry with an oily finish. mouthfeel is light with a touch of fizz. overall i don’t enjoy this very much. Bell’s, give kuhnhenn a call and find out how to make mead.
jtclockwork (9992) - , 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 (10447) - 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.