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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
When we set out to produce a sparkling Orange Blossom mead it was with the intention of capturing as much of the Orange Blossom essence -- that rich, almost tropical, floral aroma that one experiences when driving by an Orange Grove during spring bloom -- as humanly possible. We're ecstatic about the results. The varietal is effortless to enjoy yet offers plenty of complex floral orange depth to contemplate. White straw in color, bright, dry and clean. Food Pairing Serve with any dish that accommodates a refreshing chilled wine with floral/citrus notes, such as fresh fruits, salads...perhaps even a ceviche!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Krausen (102) - USA - DEC 29, 2007
Flowery & perfumy with a prominant tangerine, peach and coconut aroma. The body is light, much like champagne with a very odd cloying sweetness. It is strange to have such a sweet flavor with such a dry finish. Slight passion fruit and orange in the flavor, but this is a bottle meant to be shared...with like 6 friends! Interesting, but not something I would order a second glass of in the same sitting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Taste at Beercraft. Pours a pale straw color. Huge fruity aroma like a late harvest wine. Fine sparkling bubbles followed by some fruitiness that dissipates into a blander sugar taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
I got this at a silent auction at the Humboldt County Library fund raising auction almost a year ago and finally got around to drinking it. From the corked and caged bottle the poured a light yellow color with small and quickly fading white head. Nose of oranges and honey. Mouthfeel light and sparkling, kind of like syrupy Champaign, but quite pleasant on the tongue. Flavor is fruity with orange and orange blossom. High alcohol content is well hidden. It finishes as it starts and overall is quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Clear light yellow with a fizzy white head. Honey aroma and taste with subtle orange noticeable in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2008) Pale yellow colour with brief, white head. Sparkling. Fruity, grassy nose with orange and honey. Fruity, grassy taste with notes of orange and orange blossom. Semi-sweet. Medium body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy pale golden with a small white head. Sweet honey and flowers in the aroma. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Flavour also has sweet honey and flowers with a light underlying acidity. 200908

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Cloudy golden with no head. Sweet aroma with floral and honey notes. Sweet flavour with floral, glue and honey notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Bottled. A hazy light yellow mead with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of honey and alcohol. The flavor is alcoholic with notes of honey and rose hips. The mouthfeel is very sparkling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2008
0.75 l bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Thanks tbone_ and oh6gdx! Yellow color. Bittersweet honeyish and vinous aroma with herbal notes. Slightly sparkling, warming and sweet white wine like on the palate with honeyish and slightly phenolic flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
Corked bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007 afterfestival at Akkurat
Hazy light blond color. Original aroma, very flowery, like a mountain field in spring. The mouthfeel is quite dry, despite the sweetness, a bit acidic. Interesting, but not exceptional.

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