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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Pollen-Nation is a dry hopped (cascades) spiced blackberry hydromel. Pistils of Pollen-Nation are crafted in honor of the industrious honey bees. Responsible for over one-third of the world’s food supply they have worked thanklessly through the ages. Threatened today by Colony Collapse Disorder and other man-made threats, the weight of the world is getting a little heavier for the honey bee. Raise a glass and join the Pollen-Nation!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5194) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle courtesy of goryskewych. Cheers, George! Pours a red-Amber with no head. Nose is berry, grass, light honey, and mild berry flesh. Flavor is similar- berry and berry flesh, mild bitterness, grass, and some earth. Light in body for a mead and very nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled at the meadery this mead poured a reddish color with a small creamy pink-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was cinnamon sugar with hints of berry jam and nutmeg. The flavor was tart berry, cinnamon, faint fruity hops and moderate astringency. Very long finish with lingering cinnamon. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2015
please .. . pours a bit purple .. smell is berrys and liquor .. tates folows, mild beewax, grain husk, booze, honey, and blackberry jam from a yarn type of flea market person .. mouth is a bit light.. lacks girth, but rather crushable . nice, albeit, simple mead.. good .. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI65seb0_rQ

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4312) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to peter. Nose is moderately fruity but lacks honey expression. Some grassy notes. Taste is very fruit forward with lemon forward notes too. Citrus notes are very prominent even over the blackberry. Really good but the blackberry seems to be a secondary thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle..Pour is red with a hazy white head..Nose is blackberry, honey, some hop notes...Taste is hop spice, butter, blackberry, sweetness,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerge077 (60) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Complaining that mead is still, now that’s funny. This is pretty nice stuff. Lightly pink rosé tone, bright clarity. Aroma is pretty light and mild, vague honey and berry. Taste is the highlight, tart blackberry, mildly fruity, mildly sweet. Finished with little residual sweetness. Crisp and clean, wish there was some Cascade aroma but overall it tastes great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent light cherry with white lacing and no visible carbonation. Smells of honey and mild blackberry. The first whiff was body odor, but maybe it was a passer by? It got better, but never to the point of good. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but soft and underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5461) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
500 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The mead is a clear red color with no sign of carbonation. There was just a slight hiss when I popped the cap. The aroma has perfumy berries and unripe blackberry notes. When i say unripe, i mean mostly green still. Not even sour. A little bit peppery. Lighter and airy in body. It’s a still mead, so no fizz on the tongue. Just slick across the tongue.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Linder24 (5) - Akron, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
This is the best Meadery in Ohio! The owner is awesome! I will definitely be going there again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8260) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange. Honey sweetness, some berry juiciness, very faint acidity, and a honey sweet finish. Not bad.

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