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Hill Top Pounding Branch Persimmon Melomel

Hill Top Pounding Branch Persimmon Melomel
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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A true "Southern Ice Wine" that is made from the fruits of the mountain. This native Virginia wine of wild persimmon and honey pairs wonderfully with salmon or smoked trout. - Gold medal winner at International Mead Competition in Boulder Colorado in 2008!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of honey,. grapes, white wine, and alcohol. It pours a transparent white-gold with no head. The flavor starts with moderate honey with some fruitiness. The finish has white wine and a touch of grapes. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Thanks Richmond crew! transparent gold, Bo head. Light honey, bit suppressed as if oxidized, peach and a tree-like vegetal qualities. Vinous note, Chardonnay turning into honey, way too much wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of Kinz. Pours clear gold. Aroma is cookie, straw, honey, and persimmon. Flavor is cookie, straw, honey, and persimmon. Medium sweet texture and finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Very good mead. honey and spice, but very restrained. Delicious. Very sweet, but not just strait honey. Offers much more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from the winery on 09/12/2009. Very clear slightly yellow body. Very sweet light fruit aroma with a bit of floral and spice. Very sweet spice and fruit flavor with a honey background. Medium full body with no carbonation. 7/4/7/4/16 - 3.8 Bottle at the winery on 08/23/2009. Clear pale yellow body with no head. Sweet honey aroma with light floral notes. Slight puckering floral and fruity flavor. Medium full body with no carbonation. 7/2/7/4/15 - 3.5

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy maniac-375ml bottle-pours no head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, (OK) persimmon/herbal/honey, dry. Taste is sweet light malt, (OK) persimmon/herbal/honey, no dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Smells like a good Riesling wine with a hint of alcohol and light honey notes. Clear light straw. Flavor is quite sweet with a floral spiciness, honey, and a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Light yellow body with a light honey and fruity aroma. Plums... dark fruit probably... Taste is smooth and sweet, a light fruit tang. Somewhat light tartness in the end, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Clear pale yellow. Aroma of, well, sweet honey. Flavor is sweet honey and some slightly tart undefined fruit. A bit like a reisling in some ways. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
375 mL bottle courtesy of maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear pale yellow color. Aroma is honey and dark earthy fruits including what I assume to be the persimmon as well as citrus. Taste is sweet and slighty syrupy persimmon notes. Has a bit of a tropical vibe. Very nice mead.


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