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


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Sweet honey wine  -  Ecocert Canada certified organic product – 14% abv. Cuvée de la Diable is a top-of-the-line honey wine crafted the traditional way at the base of Montagne de la Diable and aged in oak casks for three years. The nobility of this nature protected site has inspired the Desrochers family to create a unique product where balance and elegance are revealed by managed oxygenation in oak casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
( 375ml bottle, June 2008 vintage ) Pours a clear yellow body. Aroma of honey, sugary apple, and alcohol. Flavor of honey, florals, alcohol, and oak with a warming feeling as it goes down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
8-year-old, 1998 vintage:
Trickling honey wealth along sturdy wooden boards...A classy, liquorous mouthfeel alas falls into a short flavor with alcohol heat...Intricate legs decorate the glass for this somewhat faded version of an apparently more potent mead...Not as good as the straw wine which preceded...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
2009-02-19. Crisp yellow body, headless, with some legs on the glass. (3+) Sweetly alcoholic aroma, ephemeral floral notes, light wood notes. Flavour is sweet up front with a dry middle, notes of wood and a sake like hotness that is a bit much but the sweetness returns throughout in varying capacities. Smooth medium palate. (3+) Rather nice but lacks the depth to support the alcohol. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Marked June 2008. Pours a clear gold, with huge sticky legs from each swirl. Aroma is awesome, oaky, honey, perfume, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, vanilla, wildflowers, sweet oak and honey. Sweet, viscous, syrupy, with a bit of alcohol to complement the flavors. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7395) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
[2005-20090219] 375mL bottle. Sweet potato spicy yeast aroma with mild sweaty skin notes. Clear, pale yellow body with no head and thick legs. Mild potato wood cask flavour with mild ’sake’ characteristics and a long sweet finish. Light-medium body. Not super fussed about it, it kind of reminds me of bodily fluids.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a very, very pale oily gold with no head. Aroma: Whoa Nelly, it’s almost sake-like, whoa! Lots and lots of alcohol along with some sweet honey and floral notes. Strong flavour of alcohol and honey, slightly floral and with some wood and a strong boozy finish. Nice oily body. Pretty good (but damn it’s boozy!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle (375ml). Shared with blankboy , garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel - via trade with viper666. Clear very pale yellow, no head. Boozy aroma, honey, mint & clover - sweet, but not too sweet. Taste - initially you taste every % of that ABV, but it’s a delicate clover and honey flavour, you just really enjoy it (I did). Light body, still, quick astringent (oak resin) finish - a bit of a sake burn in there too. Yummm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
Clear light golden body displays impressive legs, as oily looking and lasting on the sides as Jadwiga. Strong flavored aroma, very liquorous. Dominant honey flavors, very almondish nature, marzipan and fresh all around. Complex profile evolution as it warms and breathes. I love the way those wood chunks flavors dances up the nostrils when smelling and in retronasal when holding it in mouth. Mellow floral counterparts procure the necessary balance. While this is liquorous, it excels at avoiding the excessive sweetness most meads propose. It is quite dry actually despite being well medium to full bodied, still and liquorous. Warming alcohol bite, oily. Feels contentrated, but never too much thanks to the dryness and a nice leafy herbal character. This is not subtle, but not trying to be agressive either. A fine terroir product. Seek this out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, light golden yellow with nice legs, dry honeycomb scent with a sweet honey nectar and passion fruit flavor, good lasting finish

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