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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Sweet Melissa is similar to Classic Mead, except that it has more honey and a much sweeter, distinctively honey finish. It is a heavy bodied and heavenly mead - definitely in the dessert category. It has slightly higher acidity than our drier meads; this balances out the sweetness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Body-still thin yellow. Nose-alcohol, lots of clover and honey, butterscotch, paint thinner. Taste-excellent, hot, perfect honey sweetness, clover, cinnamon, vanilla Big Red chewing gum, absolutely perfect sweetness. Has the flavor of Jadwiga without the syrupiness. Certainly a masterpiece right here. No shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (302) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours still, light gold. Aroma of deep honey, with mild wax and vanilla. Well balanced show mead...excellent sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2014
Hmmm, fordon to rasten this on my own tasting :-). Fantastiskt couple and well balansed mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8205) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 375 ml at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to tkrjukoff!
Bottled 2012.
Clear pale straw yellow color, no head, no legs. Light honey, a bit sweet, alcohols cent. Sweet to tart, dry taste. Tart finish. Medium mouthfeel and a tart kind of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Pours tiny cloudy pale golden with no head and subtle legs. Smell is sweet with honey, hay, orange zest, vanilla, alcohol and hints of bochet. Taste is sweet and tiny spicy with honey, orange zest, lemon zest, hay, pepper corns, vanilla and hints of spongecake. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly sticky sweet, slightly boozy and medium bodied. finish is sweet with honey, orange zest, lemon zest, peppery wood and alcohol. Interesting peppery citrusy mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Pale yellow, no head. Honey aroma, floral, honey, raisins, caramel, banana notes. Sweet honey flavor, floral, caramel, banana, raisins, some grapes. Good mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
2004 vintage thanks to Clark. Pours yellow gold. Nose/taste of sweet honey, vanilla, light maple syrup, sugar-coated pear, wood, cinnamon and vanilla. Medium/full bodied. Great balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear golden with no head - great legs. Sweet floral, woody, almost grassy, oak, brandy-esque, nutty, and maple syrup in the aroma. Taste is sweet honey, vanilla, flower petals, rose hips, nutty, hay, and lightly woody with a sweet finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really nice and easy-drinking mead and something I could drink year-round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Stephens House with Stephen, and Aaron. pours clear yellow. Aroma is sweet pear. Taste is sweet pear with nice light dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0’s place. Thanks to Stephen! Pours a golden appearance with no head. Big apple, vanilla bean, pear, cinnamon aroma. Goopy thick honey, rich apple, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor. Grate drank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1425) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
One of my all time favorite meads. Last time I had it I wasn’t rating so it’s time to give it it’s due with a fresh 2012 bottle. Pours a pale yellow. Aroma is simple sweet waxy honey. Flavor is as good as I remember. Huge honey sweetness without hitting Polish levels of sweetness. The honey character is very bright and sugary sweet. Hints of apple, vanilla, and a bit of melon. Tones of wax and waves of caramel. A dash of booze in the finish. On the fuller side of medium in body, smooth. Still world class stuff.

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