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Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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This captivating mead has the texture and the "mouth feel" of a red wine, together with the taste of honey and a very versatile berry. Perfect for sipping and for complimenting a favorite dessert or a good assertive cheese. One taste reveals why Montana’s early pioneers hankered after Elderberry wine.


0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky plum grape juice, thin bubbled ring. Cheesy diacetyl nose, sting berry and sugars with dusty paper oxidation. Ultra sweet cheesy front palate, boozy whack across berry middle, stinging through the rough, hot papery end. Sticky and hot, bad throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4945) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured an uncarbonated, clear purple color. Aroma was some light sweet honey notes, elderberries aren’t my specialty, so I assume what I’m tasting is elderberry. Some light vanilla notes, honey.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (1640) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Dark purple/red color with no head. Aromas of berries, vanilla, honey. Tastes of berries, vanilla, some booze. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1066) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle at a bottle share in DC. It is a dark amber color the aroma is the smell of dying Easter eggs the taste is a surprisingly sweet taste that is similiar to cough medicine but not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4324) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
OK. Some berry. Decent honey infusion. Light sweet finish with a touch of carbonation. Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear purple and still. Aroma is wild elderberry, sweet honey and light vanilla. Flavor is berries and sweet honey with a dry finish. Medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Nice clear ruby color. Aroma of dusty berries. Taste is sweet and simple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1559) - Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2013
750 ml. bottle- Pours a brilliant ruby red to purple. Aroma is berries, perfume, honey. The taste is pretty straight forward, elderberry, honey mostly after the swallow, not too sweet, very smooth, noticeable but not overbearing alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, coats the mouth with honey, a little thin. Really easy drinking, not the best Hidden Legend mead I have had, but enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2012
750ml bottle brought back from Yellowstone. Clear ruby red with soapy bubbles. Aroma is berries, floral honey and a medicinal scent. Flavor is sweet and acidic berry with lots of alcohol phenols. Fairly dry and still. The phenolic character overwhelms this one, meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1323) - Riverview, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours a rich deep ruby hue. Aromas are big and earthy, woody, and very very floral with hints of berry. The flavor is A bit odd. Raspberry and elderberry up front. Wood and subtle spice. Floral with a strange herby flowery aftertaste that persists. It’s not bad by any means just a bit strange. Gonna cork it and keep revisiting.


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