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General Lafayette Raspberry Mead

General Lafayette Raspberry Mead
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Brewed to emulate the Honey Meads of the ancient Celts. 80 pounds of fresh frozen raspberries are used in each batch of this newly reformulated brew. Triple fermentation adds to the complexity and subtleties of this tasty, but unusual beverage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A: Rich crimson body, thin offwhite head S: Raspberries, sweet non-descript sugars, hint of booze T: A nice semi-sweet, yet tart raspberry flavor dominates, not quite as sweet and fruity as a lambic, more rustic and earthy M: The finish is a bit thin, but the front end of the sip has a nice smooth medium body feel O: Like many meads, i just can’t finish this despite really enjoying the first half

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Draft at Capone’s for his Black Friday Event. Pours a dark amber body with no head or lacing. Aroma is light fruit. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth, lacking flavor - pretty much just notes of raspberry and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On draft at capones. Oddly carbonates mead. Sweet raspberry, malts, rice, honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Clear golden pour thin white head .... aroma of honey and raspberry .... more honey in the taste with a hint of raspberry and a dry honey bitter raspberry finish .... not bad but definitely needs more raspberry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft. Pours amber with a thin head. Light fruity sweet aroma. the flavor has a fruity and honey like sweetness with notes of raspberries. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pink-golden with no head. Smelled mainly of fresh raspberries and the flavor was very similar. Very dry with little honey flavor beyond all of the fruit. I enjoyed my little flight glass of it but probably couldn’t drink a whole glass of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Clear amber color with sweet perfume-like raspberry aroma with hints of honey. Flavor of honey, raspberry, and a touch of grain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Draft at General Lafayette. Poured amber in color with a small white whispy head that left little lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet raspberries, honey, cereal. Tastes is very sweet with notes of honey, raspberries, light alcohol in the finish and mildly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2009
(11/12/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Lafayette Hill. Hazy golden. Aroma of fruits, honey, malt and yeasty notes. Sweet flavor with honey, hints of raspberry, biscuits and some yeast. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Has a funky not quite skunky raspberry pale fruity aroma. Tart with a little rot and some floral notes. Mild hop bitterness, too. Clear golden amber with light haze, topped with tiny bit of white head. Medium watery body with light carbonation and some vapory notes. Starts fruity with nice notes of raspberry juice and some sweet honey. This is tasty but I don’t know if I’ve ever had something like this. Bit of an alcohol kick with some estery fruity vapors. Overall, it’s a nice little quaff, and the alcohol could easily sneak up on you. Dry honey-wheat after, with no bitterness.

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