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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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This mead was made with the orange blossom honey. A faint smell of citrus can be found in it’s bouqet. Two years of aging was required for this traditional style of mead.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
This mead pours very pale, almost water-like in colour, with faint yellow highlights. An orangey, floral bouquet sifts through its straightforward fruity honey flavors. The mouthfeel is classy, not too heavy, not too frail, and the finish is drier than the first half of each sip, making this enjoyable to white wine lovers, I’m sure. Quite simple throughout, this will not be too memorable to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2009
My first mead, it was very sweet with large alcoholic aroma. Very warming honey flavor, good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Picked up the day after the 2007 Winter Solstice Party. Thanks again Lori. Pours clear water with a tint of straw and no head to speak of. The aroma is big sweet meadness and a bit of esters. I can almost taste the sweet mead through my nose. Yum. The taste begins with very sweet slick thick rich honey goodness along with a bit of floral essence. As midway approaches a drying sensation pulls some moisture out of my mouth creating a moment or two of refreshment. Toward the finish the honey sweetness returns creating a pleasing sweet finish. Double Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle from Ibrew2or3. Thanks man. Wonderful mead here. Pours still with a glistening golden body. The aroma is light--plenty of honeysuckle flower and melon scents. The mouthfeel is spot on--not too heavy or light. Great flavor that follows the nose with added tastes of vanilla and very light spices. Very easy to drink mead.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a clear light yellow color with no head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of honey, phenol, wood, caramel, fresh flowers, ripe fresh fruit. Flavor is sweet, sweet and more sweet with notes of overripe white grapes, some orange and citrus notes, honey and caramel sweetness, and a boozy light cough syrup like finish. Generally light to medium body with a floral and sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2009
courtesy of retorp. pours golden with a strong fresh floral honey like aroma with light wax undertones.. Overall taste is sugary, honey, sweet and thick mouthfeel. Something that would go well with a nice desert.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Thanks retorp for the share. Pours a clear yellow color with nose of peach, honey, light fruit and alcohol. Flavor is boozy honey with floral and light fruit notes. Very sweet as is citruses around my mouth. It is very enjoyable, but strong at 13%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle, courtesy Degarth. Pours a light golden straw color, with no head or lacing. Big nose with honey, cider, caramel, and some dry waxiness. Fresh honey flavors, vanilla, slight caramel, very good. Smooth, great body, so drinkable, and the alcohol is absolutely nowhere to be found.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
Objectively speaking: Complex and very perfumey, most satisfying mead.
I like: I don’t attack a 13% mead expecting the dryness I prefer in beer and this delivers. Highly perfumey nutty, flowery (lilac, vanilla laden cake in the oven), even spicy. Very potent. WHile syrupy and chewy, this remains very drinkable, thanks to both its spicy twist and its enticing perfumes. You miss it as soon as you’ve swallowed.
I dislike: I can’t call its alcohol subtle. Playing a bit on the nutty, toasty oxidation notes which I don’t dig so much.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2008
375mL bottle @ Kuhnhenns. Pours a pale straw color with solid legs; headless with just a touch of bubbles. Loads of honeyed sweetness and floral notes in the aroma; fruits and slightly medicinal. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of honey and vanilla-tinged sweetness; some floral notes (presumably orange blossom?) and light medicinal notes; alcohol is reasonably well-hidden; very sweet, generous, slightly unhinged mead. Lengthy finish: sweet honey, toasty notes, and lingering sweetness everywhere.


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