MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes from 5/10. Surprisingly untainted bottle purchased sometime late last year in Cambridge, Mass.
A bright, mischievous yellowed liquid brazenly poured into a generic snifter. Smell is of chamomile tea with a touch of powdered ginger & a splash of white wine. Nothing drastic, but indeed soothing.
Subtly sweet, like breathing in those mulled tea vapors through your mouth. The white wine aspect is dryer & fuller, like chardonnay this time, minus the butter & most of the wood. Honey isnít very vocal in this one, but at least retains some of itís body. Very simple profile, but no where close to as offensive as the other bottles Iíve had from this meadery. The flavor is fresh & mellow. Not bland, but not more then just quaint & soothing as chamomile is. The abv didnít make a scene & melded just right I think. I would of preferred it with maybe more herbs, or with a bolder honey varietal, but it is decent middle of the road mead as is.
Ernesto987 (4450) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At meadfest, fantasic mead, huge flower flavors, really awesome honey and herb flavors,
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at Sunset Grill. Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma is spiced chamomile and herbal. Herbal, chamomile tea and spiced into a dry flavoured finish.