Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at The Festival. Slightly hazy amber color. Aroma of coriander, orange peel, enough to remind me of a nice witbier. Taste is lightly spiced citrus, apple, tannic edges. Delicious.
MeadMe (1473) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours lightly golden. Aroma is a nice sweet orange liquor. Flavor is very much honey up front. Sweet think and darn tasty. The orange comes through in the middle, like a sweet marmalade. A touch of coriander in the finish. A nice sweet treat. Expensive but I am intrigued enough to seek out more.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-game tasting @Shelton’s The-Fest.
Clear, mellow yellow gold body.
Subtle warm sugar nose. Wax, lemon & orange rind, plastic.
Taste is bittersweet. Mellow & sweet, unidentifiable honey, warming coriander, & surprisingly mellower macerated zests. The coriander came off as the most potent, but nothing offensive or medicinal. Body thicker then thin. Slight acid & nippy alcohol on the finish.
Decent mead, if a bit subdued. Maybe better warm?
jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden color out of the bottle and still. Honey sweet nose with some floral spice notes. The taste is dominated by the honey sweetness with some orange candy and orange liquer. The finish kicks it up with the spices and something faintly hot.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Clear golden yellow and still. Aroma of zesty honey, alcohol and oranges. The flavor is of sweet honey with the spices and orange just in the background, also a light alcohol taste. Semi-sweet with a slightly dry finish. Very nice Mead, the spices aren’t overdone and blend well with the honey flavors.