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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Produced utilizing fresh honey without the addition of artificial flavorings, concentrates or artificial colorings. Even though greater production difficulties occur because pure, raw honey is used for fermentations, the intensity of flavor generated through this technique is worth the effort. Exhibits a richness similar to a fine liqueur, this dessert-style beverage is not fortified, hence, it should be consumed shortly after purchase to enjoy its natural and rich honey flavor. Chaucer's Mead can be enjoyed in one of two ways, either chilled or heated with spices to create a delicious wintery drink. The honey is produced in hives throughout Northern California and is composed of a blend of three types; orange, alfalfa and sage. Each of these components brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity. Orange adds a pungent orange blossom flavor and has light color. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. Sage, on the other hand, has a mild taste and a light color.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2006
A still, non-carbonated, mead. Sweet honey ambrosia alcoholic nose. Taste at first was a ruff rollercoaster of flavors... ending badly; but this is warm. Once chilled this is much easier as it thins the syrupy solution, yet on the other hand it kills the different honey undertones.. those kinda sucked anyway. All and all not bad for my first mead, still has be wanting more though...


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marzolan (1) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1386) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkSong (284) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
firemarshal (145) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Where and how: Virginia Beach - bottle
Aroma floral, herbal with honey. Ending with vanilla
Appearance:
Top: n/a.
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours a light clear yellow, placing dissolves fairly quickly. Has a sweet honey smell. Nice light sweet taste, enjoyable on a nice summer day.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (1002) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2013
This mead is a clear very light (quite nearly white) color as it sits in the glass without any head or apparent carbonation. The aroma of this brew has a subtle hint of dough yeast but is mostly somewhere between a pinot grigio and a moscato, and the taste is downright delicious with its heavy sweetness and a touch of sourness; however, the palate is the best facet of this mead due to not only the texture that coats your mouth thickly like velvet and slowly diminishes but also the long sweet finish, flat carbonation, and medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2160) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours like a mead, clear yellow no head or lacing. Aroma of honey, grass, vegetables. Taste is sweet salad basically. Nice, not overly sweet or crazy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1048) - Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Poured a light yellow almost neon glow. Aroma is sweet apple pear,warm,mildly cidery,slightly buttery. Taste is sweet pear,apple,mild cider,mellow buttery,has some tartness but more in finish with somewhat of a spicey kick at the end.Kinda sweet somewhat balanced with the tartness though. Pretty impressive for my second mead I tried- Had Rogues mead-didnt care for it it was 5% also and dry probably why I didnt like it.This ones good but resembles a sweetish cider to it. Pretty good will like to try it with the spices next time.


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