BroSpud (1856) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at Julio’s NE Beer Festival. Todays samples were actually the first meads I have ever tasted so not much to compare to. I liked them much more than expected though. This one without the extra fruit added was probably my favorite of the lot.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours yellow and still with a nice neck on the bottle. Aroma is dominated by lots of sweet honey and some warming alcohol presence. Tastes of honey with a nice warming alcohol finish. Lots of floral notes are here making this a very enjoyable mead.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (November 2007) served at just over fridge temperature in a White Winter Winery glass. The cork disintegrates but I manage to keep any of it from getting into the liquid….pours still, pale clear gold, faintly oily, with thin sheet-legs forming and quickly disappearing…..nose is sweet and cidery, with the honey more of a foundation underlying the fruity and floral characteristics; hints of jasmine and cinnamon arrive with a little warming….the body is mostly sweet, with light alcoholic/phenolic characteristics keeping it from cloying, as it remains juicy throughout to the very finish which is faintly dry and sharp….apple character is subtly present throughout; nowhere is the nature of the plants from which the honey is taken stated, but I would be surprised it there weren’t some apple blossoms involved….this is a solid middle-of-the-road sweet mead, nothing spectacular but highly drinkable; the alcohol presence is just a bit too strong as it warms, but otherwise it’s a nice addition to the portfolio.