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Crafted Artisan Blue Honey Melomel


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Blue Honey Melomel is a semi-sweet melomel mead that is crafted with 100% raw Ohio wildflower honey, farm raised Great Lakes blueberries, water, and yeast. This blueberry melomel is then aged on French oak staves for 3 months to provide added depth and complexity. Make sure to store away an extra bottle for later because this mead ages wonderfully.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
750ml bottle. A fairly sweet mead, Blueberry flavor is lacking to me, covered by the honey and oak flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at the Meadery on 4/5/14. Pours clear blush with no head and slight legs. Aroma of honey and tart berry. Sweet honey flavor with brewing yeast accents along with some blueberry before a semi-dry wine finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle to taster at Big Beers & Barleywines 2013. Looks good; a still and fully transparent light bluish red color (likely from the blueberries). Smells of honey and light blueberries. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Sample at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room. Pours a clear rosé wine color with a minimal head and slight legs. Aroma of blueberries and honey. Full-bodied and somewhat syrupy with flavors of mildly tart blueberry, honey and spice. The finish is fruity with a blueberry and oak aftertaste. Decent Mead overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle sampled at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear orange-pink color, weak legs. Aroma of sweet honey, citrus, berries. The taste is sweet honey, vanilla, mild berries and citrus. Medium bodied.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4057) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
from a bottle at vintage estate, nice place. very mild friendly smell. brownish clear. weird leathery flavor. not terriblybitter. has body. not bad overall. finish is alky soaked ballglove leather.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1307) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours light with some ruby tones coming through. Aroma is honey and light oak. Flavor is nice sweet honey up front. Hints of oak come through with sweet berry notes that turn lightly tannic. My favorite of the three I tried. These guys show good promise!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2/13/13. Sample from a distro. Light honey wine pour with a touch of purple in there. Lightly sweet aroma with a touch of blueberry, honey, and some wine aspects. The oak adds a buttery vanilla kick to the aroma that sort of makes it smell like blueberry muffins. Sweet flavor with a touch of blueberry, honey, sweet white wine, and again that vanilla buttery aspect. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Red wine aromas with oak and berries on the nose. Pours pink. Rich oak tannins and berry notes very red wine like. Very good!


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