jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours pale yellow with no head. Aroma is orange, spice-clove. Taste is sweet orange, some spice. Smooth.
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours clear yellow gold. Nose/taste of honey, orange and flowers. Sweet finish. Medium body.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small little 6.3 oz green bottle thanks to my Secret Santa (sorry, I mean THANK YOU!!!). A bit of a different package than other Kuhnhenn meads. Capped and not corked among other things. Very pale, delicate, clear body. The legs are pretty insane. Strong, sticky, and completely stick to the glass. Buttery, honey, light wooden notes with flowers and orangey citrus following. Clean, lightly grassy. Great! Good sweetness but nice tannins in the back end of the aroma. This is a sweet mead. Taste is honey, sweetness, grassy-floral up front, finishing tannic and slightly dry in the finish with citrus notes. Not super syrupy as some of the Polish meads can be. Not super tannic either. Just pleasant and drinkable. Like a gewurtz. Medium to large viscosity. Quite pleasant.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ mead tasting. Pours a clear yellow. Sweet orange and honey, supple and smooth. Smooth and velvety, subtle orange and very nice honey. Tastes a good amount like orange blossom honey, very nice and delicate. Warm alcohol and soft orange.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex and very perfumey, most satisfying mead.
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 can’t call its alcohol subtle. Playing a bit on the nutty, toasty oxidation notes which I don’t dig so much.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A basic flowery/perfumy Mead. Boring.
How: Bottle 375ml. Age unknown. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Clear light yellow body with no head
In long: Nose is full of flowers, borderline perfumy. Taste is straightforward honey with some light tropical fruits notes and a lot of flowers. Nothing else to say about his. Mouthfeel is what a Mead should feel like. Quebec is crawling with Meads (called Hydromel here) and I find most of them rather boring. If this one was made in Quebec it would just be another run-of-the-mill Quebec Mead but since it is made in USA it is getting high ratings. Or maybe I’m little weird because I don’t care for Meads, baggy pants, rap music and mankind.
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Sampled at OSLO/Guerde’s Memorial Day tasting. Shared by OSLO and Guerde. Pours a clear straw mead color with no bubbles or film top. Aroma of sweet honey, a touch of oranges, apples and some sugar. Taste is traditional mead with some citrus character, a touch of butter and apples. Finish is sweet, honey, apples, pears and a sweet sugar aftertaste.