fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Seattle; synthetic cork; annoying wax dip
Measured Final Gravity: 1009
Skewed Refractometer Reading: 11.3įB
Blond color. Mild aroma, wax and some wine. Semi-dry mouthfeel, glue, wine, some bitterness in the final.
In Germany they sell mead like this for 3 euros. Not good.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some haze, has a little sweet honey character, with a bit of toasty character, so itís not the greatest.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold. Aroma is earthy honey. Flavor is honey, earthy, with light florals. Light acid and thinner side of medium body.
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Sweet floral honey. Clear gold. Light sweet honey with a tinge of dry bitterness in the finish. A bit thin.
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark-ish golden yellow with a few bubbles. Aroma brings out medium sweet honey and moderate acidity. Flavour is quite thin, with lots of acidity, citric notes and mellow honey. Nothing offensive, but itís not a complex or elegant mead. Meh.
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle
More similar to a rich dessert wine this is fruity, dense, and hard to finish after a few beers. Perhaps if it were all I opened with dinner I might be able to finish it. As it is drinking more than about a half pint was tough. Thanks to Travlr for sharing.
Aroma / Appearance - Creamy vanilla legs crawl down the sides as you would expect from a high gravity mead. The flat base and transparent golden body release thick waves of honey and creamy alcohol. This is filling just from the nose alone.
Flavor / Palate - Vanilla and honey cling to the corners of the palate. Sticking to the tongue like syrup this is so rich that it is borders on cloying. A vinous finish adds nice depth. Overall though I wish I would have had a vacuum seal to recork it and finish the bottle the next day.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours still clear yellow. Aroma is honey, straw and earthy notes. Flavor is medium sweet honey, light spices and a sweet finish. Full body.
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Crystal clear very pale yellow color. Aroma is very floral, lots of perfume. Taste is also floral, just an edge if sweetness, dryish finish. Tasty.
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first mead! I love honey and honey products so I thought it was about time to give a mead a shot and one that focused on honey. Being my first, I really donít have anything to compare it to so I tried to rate as fairly as I could. The aroma is a dry, alcohol with the sweet honey notes. Obviously no head or lace but as with a wine, the legs it left on the glass were crazy. Color was a nice, golden hue. The flavor was similar to the aroma. Dry, warming alcohol with honey sweetness. What else would you expect from one listed as "pure honey" mead? Very smooth finish.
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear pale god with no head or lace. Mild sweet honey and floral notes, very little to interfere with the presentation of the honey sweetness. Creamy medium body, definitely not thick by mead standards. Floral notes, a little soft touch of balsa wood, and that unmistakable honey quality. Long sweet finish. Really nice.