AirForceHops (4233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 3rd annual RI Brewfest. Clear yellow appearance, with an aroma of a moderate honey with some floral hints. Flavor has a lot of sugar, with the honey and a mild floral. The alcohol is well hidden. My only negative is the thinner “watery” body. Thinner than most meads. Not knowing the cost per bottle I would say this is more of a bargain type mead.
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of honey and notes of orange. A straw yellow pour preceeds a taste of honey, and orange, ad some florals. Overall, this is one of my favorite meads.
chuckstout (311) - Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of white wine, honey, acidic. Brilliant golden honey color. Sweet, slick , cough syrup like texture, somewhat dry finish. Eucalyptus, honey, orange blossom
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"cold-aroma is white wine like...fruity, mucat...and of course, honey. little/no carbonation. surprisngly full body and a strong sweet honey and fresh fruit flavor. hot-throw in the mulling spices, which include cinnamon, clove and orange peel, and the aroma becomes quite earthy...strong...fills a room. great for the holidays. appearance is now golden instead of yellow. i think if i cut the time heating from 10 minutes to 5, i’d have liked the flavor better hot, but the spices were a little too heavy. Enjoyed it both ways, though. If you like honey, it’s for you...if not, don’t bother.
marzolan (1) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, room temp, not mulled. Pale in terms of mead, but has the honey-gold edge still. Soft floral scents over the expected orangey honey. Medium sweetness, honey evident but not vibrant. Light and thin, still, long finish where the honey notes stand out more.
As a stock option for a casual semi sweet to dessert wine of lower alcohol content it would be welcome in my cellar, but not a thriller. I would enjoy drinking it if it was around, but I’d investigate the other offerings first.
The lighter notes would probably make this an inexpensive mulled or spiced candidate for cold weather though, and the mulling packs that came with mine were certainly fragrant and pleasing. Might be worth a shot.
annunz123 (921) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, flowers, marshmallows, and alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is mild and sweet, with some spice, marshmallow, and drying alcohol in the finish. Nice flavor and balance in this fine mead.
Bif (1643) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served heated with a golden color. Aroma of honey, spice and herbal. Taste is primarily honey and spice. Has a sweet sticky finish. Moderate body smooth with the 10.5 % ABV well hidden. Nice warmer for the holiday/ winter season.
DarkSong (330) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle mulled. It pours a golden color with no head or carbonation. It has the aroma of honey and spices. It is warm with a floral, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spice flavor. It is thick with a wonderful honey taste. It’s a shame that this is so hard for me to find. Finding mead has been so difficult that I recently started making my own.
firemarshal (190) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Floral, doughy aroma. Pale, clear, no head or carbonation. Very sweet. Reminds me of a moscato. Light, thin, soft, and long sweet finish. It’s good for what it is, but not for me.
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Virginia Beach - bottle
Aroma floral, herbal with honey. Ending with vanilla
Base: viscous with nice thicker look. Golden.
Palate : medium plus bodied .
Taste: oily with soft honey. Some alcohol dryness. Very smooth refined feel of mead. Nice one.