JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle purchased at brewpub - In celebration of my first batch of mead (the start of it anyway - actually my first brew of any kind!), I thought I would bust this 375ml. bottle open (its been staring at me for over a month - I can be patient with beer, but mead doesn’ seem to last long!)
Served at 55-60 F. Clear, golden color.Aroma of light, but pleasantly sweet honey, hot apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of grape. Flavor has a nice honey flavor - not overly sweet, but soft and herbal. A hefty dose of apples, alcohol, cinnamon, and some light spicy-vanilla taste. Nice feel that washes over the palate with just a slight burn. The alcohol flavor works in this one - it might be nice to calm it down, but the flavor really warms you.
This one is really nice - now all I have to do is try and make something half as good!
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at the brewpub on 9/22/07, nice to see they are selling glasses of some meads again.
Lemon-skin-tinted clear white mead, with prominent legs and no carbonation.
Insanely good aroma, definitely one of the best and most cohesive blends of adjunct spicing and fermentation phenol. Even a touch of light smoke phenol on the finish, perhaps? It’s highly invigorating to the nostrils and has a powerful strength, though importantly, was not powerfully alcoholic or full of fusel vapors. Some yellow apple fruit notes are playful, and medium-sweet honey suggestions ease in to the finish.
Sweeter, and with less tangy yeast and spice nuances than the aroma, but of course, still brilliantly full of succulent honey and lacking in the alcohol or flaw department, as always, from Kuhnhenn. Warm honey tones set the tone for white wine-like dryness, replete with minerals and light appleskin notes which dry it out significantly on the finish. Not nearly as spicy as the aroma would suggest, though there are some perky herbal qualities that seem to be caught up in the honey. Light wateriness on the finish adds to drinkability. Another mead from Kuhnhenn, another top-notch job done.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by puddintane: Pours a clear gold with no head. Aroma, apples, rich honey, some spices. Flavor, spice, a rich sweet honey flavor, some alcohol was apparent. Really enjoyable.
Sammy (8526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed a glass at the brewpub. Very satisfying like a very good white wine, with fresh quality tupelo honey aroma, soft mouthfeel, and satisfying meal at the end. Whitish colour, should have left with bottles and a hole in the pocket and warmth in my heart.