jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer. Slightly hazy, sort of a blonde color with ruby tinges... Guess that’d be strawberry blonde. A small off-white head sits on top. The nose is very soft and delicate overall, with some light floral tones, some orange zest, and a little sweetness. The flavor is moderately sweet overall, though not cloying by any means. A layer of spicy tones underly a soft body of malt and honey sweetness. Smooth palate, with just enough weight. Very drinkable. A pleasant and successful experiment from Independence. I’m a big fan of meads, and it’s always interesting to see what happens when they’re combined with beer.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is wheat and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a wheat and crisp finish. Easy to drink a very good Mead from Independence.
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ the Flying Saucer .. pours a shimmering gold .. medium foam headring .. lacing is stellar .. . tastes like a honey dipped wet dog .. . smooth stuff .. . . What, you’re not afraid of a little speed, are ya man?
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Houston Flying Saucer. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has notes of honey with a backing note of flora and bread. Flavor begins with sweet honey and mellows into a sweet earthy grain finish.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Grape Juice as Brewluminati. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is light, grainy, and sweet. Taste is floral, very sweet, wheat cut, and slight spice. Honey finish.
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2011, listed as Brewluminati Braggot. Clear light gold with a fading white head. Aroma of British honey malt, British toffee, and dry floral bitterness. Flavor is a little light on the honey, and is a little light overall, though the strength is high. Really malty and very sweet, with very subdued bitterness. Hop profile is mostly floral, but there are notes of herbalness and spicy as well.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler thanks to mar) clear bright gold, very few bubbles. Nose of honey, perm chemicals. Taste of alcohol, honey, spices, Belgian yeast and more of those disgusting perm chemicals.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler thanks to mar. Pours with a clear golden body and a fading white head. Aromas of apple, grain, wheat, florals, and citrus honey notes. Flavors are grainy, floral and a bit of cardboard or earthiness. Lively bubbles. Lasting bitter flavor (seemed out of place).
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Growler, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of honey, herbs, and florals. Flavor of herbs, honey, grain, and dough.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler courtesy mar. Clear light golden color with a slight bubbly head. Aroma is honey, grains and light yeasty notes. Flavor is dry honey, bitter grain and a slight amount of sweetness. Finishes with a bit of honey but not much else.
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from whip in. crisp gold with a white head. Hops, citrus, dough, and faint honey. Smooth palate, florals, light citrus, thick honey finish.