Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange, off-white ring. Simple and not very meady herbal raspberries, sometimes hinting at other berries, but always remaining strongly herbal, oily and faintly honeyish. Light-medium bodied, well carbonated body. A skilfully executed bad idea.
egajdzis (6134) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 Poured a pinkish gold color with no head, although it did leave some lacing. Sweet fresh sweet raspberry aroma. Sweet honey and slightly tart raspberry taste, it had some light carbonation. This was a nice mead. It was sweet and fruity. This was extremely enjoyable!
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub 2/1/07. Pours a light copper with a pinkish hue under a whispy thin film of off-white head. Nose is sweet with a fruity raspberry accent. Pretty clean aroma. Flavor is quite smooth and a good amount of very natural tasting raspberry flavor, but it doesn’t totally overpower the light floral honey. Mouthfeel is full bodied with nice pinpoint efforvescent carbonation keeping the sticky cloying tendency of the honey in check. Overall, not much experience with meads, especially with rating them, but this was really quite good.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap the the GLI served in a wierd wine glass/snifter. Pours a wierd hazy deep lavender pink with a fizzy film of a head. Aroma is of tart raspberries, sugar, light lactic acid, and lightly phenolic. Somewhat sweet upfront with the sugar and raspberries, but then it thins out becomes a bit more tart and the raspberries traiil off and leave room for a slightly sweet and slightly slick finish. Sparkling- with nice carbonation. I dont like still meads so this was nice, although I still get the impression that this has some malt in it like a fruit braggot but I could be wrong. Very nice if it is a straight up mead.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brewery: Aroma of sweet raspberry. Poured a pinkish copper in color. Small white head. Very good lacing. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor of Raspberry. Starts out like cough medicne and and ends like raspberry Sprite. A little alcohol flavor as well. Sweet with a sweet finish. Full body. Syrupy. Average carbonation. I would get sick of the sweet raspberry flavor after a few of these. Very good mead. 9.6% ABV helps too.
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at the Philly gathering, July 10. OK, this really didn’t work for me. Still slightly reddish-copper, with a very light but friendly fruit nose. Tart raspberries and sickly-sweet honey duke it out with alcoholic bitterness trying to break in...too acidic and unbalanced at the end. Nice try I guess.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a translucent orange with hints of pink and an average white head. Aroma of raspberry, honey, floral and hints of alcohol. Flavor had lots of raspberry up front, kind of artificial, dry honey, soda like qualities.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, honey sweetness with orange blossoms and berries in the aroma. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a low white head that recedes to ring. Berry-like fruitiness and lactic sweetness with some grainy malt and wheat character. Medium light body with smooth texture and fair carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ General Lafayette. Poured a mildly hazy dark golden amber color. The aroma had honey for sure but not much in the way of raspberry. The flavor had some honey and caramel with a mild-moderate sweetness. Medium bodied and silky. There was some raspberry on the very finish.
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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