phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear pale rose color with no head but some legs. Notes of blueberry, honey, red grapes. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, vinous mouthfeel. Sweeter than the Tupelo Dry and still just as easy to drink. Intrigued me a bit more than the other. I could sip on a glass of this for quite a while.
DrSilverworm (7692) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends. Clear pinkish red color. Leaves nice legs, it looks like. Tasty mix of honey, pear, and a touch of blueberry. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, a bit more slick... Not as dry as the Tupelo dry that I just tasted. Nice mild warmth. Medium to bigger body. More slick. Interesting mead to sip on and share. I wouldn’t want more than the 4oz that I had. A touch cloying sweet, not nearly as sippable as the tupelo dry.
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. A fairly sweet mead, Blueberry flavor is lacking to me, covered by the honey and oak flavors.
JaBier (5094) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
b3shine (6103) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drake (9544) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
MeadMe (1338) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!