JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow colour. Thick white head. Honeyish nose, very slight 'horseblanket'. Sweet, malty taste. Retronasal there's the gueuze, apple-like. The honey is there for a fraction of a moment - until... Mouthfeel is medium bodied... the aftertaste where the honey is back, this time longueish and with the character of 'honingbollen', Belgian honey-toffees. Some acid-burn, all the same. Surprising - and than again maybe not. It pulls in different directions, without final decision.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredibly high carbonation. Before I could even twist off the champagne cap, the cork shot straight up like a bullet. W/ all of the carbonation, it had a surprisingly smooth taste on the tongue, no bite. The aroma was feint honey
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When i got a couple of these shipped to me all 3 bottles had a diffrent amount of brew in them.Hell it came with a warning of high carbonation.They sure were not kidding just a slight loosening of the basket and this stuff blew the cork off.Huge a.. head.Slightly cloudy straw color.Sweet aroma,Very fruity.It has an almost over ripe apple smell to it.Damn it's taking forever to fill a glass with all this carbonation.I also detect a yeasty smell.Slightly sweet taste,that fades fast to more of a sour apple,with a slightly bitter apple after taste.Pretty decent brew the carbonation is a bit much but i think i can live with it.
Nuffield (3546) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy cork! The cork was starting to leak a bit, with all the pressure on it, so I had to drink it, and it nearly blew out a lamp in my hotel room. Slightly cloudy yellow, vibrant but loosely formed and quickly dissipating head. Dry and smooth, tingling on the palate, making up for the relative mild flavors--a titch of honey, but sour as well. Really enjoyable, in my book.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
i saw the cork slipping as i unscrewed it so i aimed it at an old lady and knocked her ass out..it was funny..it poured a nice yellow color..the beer, not the old lady..with a nice big head of white (the lady and the beer)...very nice gueuze aroma of sweat, leather, barnyard, and very tart apple with the added complexities of white wine and sugar..the flavor is wierd..its like it wants to be a gueuze but theres a deep honey sweetness underneath it..its very champagne-like and very very dry..yet sweet..with straw, apple, honey, and champagne notes...i think the sweetness takes away from the lambic tartness a little too much...WOAH...I just realized its 9%..thats cool.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Whee, the cork popped out real good like. Unfortunately, that's there the goodness stopped w/ this mead. It tastes like grapefruit rind w/ a touch of yeast. I'm dumping out the other half of my $4.79 bottle...
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored pour with a frothy white head. Yeasty nose with some barnyard/mildew quality.Very tart/acidic.Hints at green apples and honey.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Holy crap! I read the warning on here before I untwisted the metal wire but no sooner had I released the tension the cork and wire shot to the ceiling. The force and speed at which the cork blew toward the ceiling without any action on my part still has my heart racing and my ear ringing. Now to the beer. A golden color with lots of rising bubbles and a foamy white head. A sour grapefruit and yeasty aroma. I'm new to both mead and gueuze but this is pretty good. A light yet complex flavor that reminds me of some belgians but a dry and tart flavor.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
christ all mighty!!!!! that cork nearly took off a few fingers. well the aroma is all gueze, lots of sourness and a bit of barnyard in there too. light golden in color with a huge white head. large bubbles in the head so it dies down fairly quickly. tastes nothing like it smells. the mead has really mellowed out the gueze. actually a rather bland flavor. at the finish it has a very strong bandaid like flavor though. this is unfortunate considering how much i have been looking forward to this one. extremely thin body with lots of carbonation. i will have to try one more bottle at a later date just to make sure that this is not really the way this one is supposed to be.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vigorous cork pop, but no foaming over. Very carbonated, though head dissipates relatively soon. Aroma is definitely cheesy and alcoholic. Kinda smelled like vomit for a second. The body is much more attractive. Semi-sweet and sour, and masks the alcohol quite well. This has some mead characteristics, but really should be classified as a gueuze. I have brewed many meads that taste/smell much better than this. Can be a good intoxifier, but the aroma really kept me from enjoying this.