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Ferme Apicole Desrochers Cuve de la Diable

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Brewed by Ferme Apicole Desrochers D. Inc.
Style: Mead
Ferme-Neuve, Canada

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2093) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
375ml bottle from SAQ.
Appearance : Clear amber. Gorgeous bottle design.
Aroma : Sweet floral honey. Light spices, light remover notes, light green apples, tiny tropical fruit notes. Light bee wax.
Taste : Honey, spices, alcohol. Moderate sweetness. Floral honey on the finish with light remover notes, some alcohol. Fairly persistent honey on the finish. Rather warming.
Overall : Slightly disappointing. I was expecting it to be richer. The light remover notes are bothering me a bit. The nose has some nice complexities. Good but not something Id buy again. Gets more interesting at it warms up to ambient. Do not drink this too cold.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Glass at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a clear orange gold with a touch of ruby to it. Vinuous, soft honey and spice. Toffee, big and sweet. Tastes like the honey syrup you get on baklava. Long and sweet, caramel and honey. Soft sweet honey. All meads should be required to be at least this good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2129) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
Purchased this a long time ago when I met the producer at Dieu du Ciel (where his product was sold). We talked all night and I bought this in a wooden box with another one of his mead. Thicker gold liquid with the aromas of sweet honey, pears, apples and hints of vanilla. The taste is sweet again, but not too much to ruin a good desert wine. The same fruits found in the nose are present as well, and balance well the mouthfeel. A beautiful mead (but better when fresh... as I remember that night we had some at the pub).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3503) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Yellow in color with beautiful legs. Aroma is heavy in honey with hints of apple, pear, and a little vanilla. Taste is bountiful in honey. Smooth and goes down easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (430) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
Clear gold liquid with great viscosity. Aromas dominated by bees wax, butter caramel and just a hint of vanilla and spices. Medium body, nice freshness despite the 14 alc./vol., spicy mouthfeel, fresh, minty, goes down pretty nicely. Long warming aftertaste of spicy mandarine. Lovely mead.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3705) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is light light in color, some yellow, some legs. The smell is honey, fruits, sweet, desserty, and nice. The taste is sweet, fruits, dry, goes down so nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear yellow pour. Aroma is alcohol and honey, with some nice woody notes. FLavor is honey with a nice alcohol kick. Incredible legs on this bad boy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. light yellow pour with no head. nose is honey, alcohol, apple and vanilla. very nice on the palate with a flavor of honey and apples.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
( 375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours very pale yellow with nose of apple, cotton candy and vanilla. Taste is alcohol, apple, cotton candy. This is delicious!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a very nice looking crystal clear yellow. Aroma is VERY fruity, citrus, nice honey. Flavor is very nice, some fruitiness, little citrus, obvious honey, women should taste like this. Mouth feel is heavy body with no carbonation, very smooth. Overall, a very nice mead!


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