Inbreak (2033) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 22.06.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ The Festival Portland Maine:
Aroma and taste are both kind of Sangria like. Slightly fruity, red berries, grass, citrus, hints of honey. Fair enough.
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine with Andrew, Jay and KRamer. Pours a deep reddish body with no head. Aroma is sweet blueberries, honey and light dry red wine. Mouthfeel is medium and dry with notes of berries, dry red wine, oak, wax candle and honey.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at the meadery, both versions. There’s this version and a “sweet blueberry”, which for RB standards is the same thing, as it’s the same mead with double the fruit. Pours a clear pink to purple. Soft plastic notes, gentle dusty blueberries. They’re a little more prominent on the double fruit version. Tasty, soft and dusty. Dries out nicely with lingering dusty blueberries. Score is from the ’sweet’ version, which was a bit better and more vibrant.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Meadfest sample at Julios, a little lame, not much blueberry flavor, meh this meadery is meh
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2012
Bottle from Liquor World in Cambridge. $17. Eek.
Ommegang chalice. Full pour. No fear. Pretty, clear, still, purple/violet grape juice color.
Smells of blueberries, grape juice, & candles, with mild honey bringing up the rear. A little acidic & sour, it smells natural & inviting.
Taste is nice, earthy & tart blueberries upfront, with a incredibly waxy/vasoline-ish texture bringing up the rear. Lots of bubblegum. Drab honey flavor. Half sweet, more so tart, with lots of blueberry skin & watery concord grape. Simple, authentic, if mild flavor. The berry would probably come through better in a fuller, semi-sweet rendition, as they aren’t very potent at all unless dried or full of sugar. Or maybe they just skimped on the fruit some.
Very thin body, gentle alcohol. The wax doesn’t bring in many off flavors, but it seems to coat/laminate my tongue, which isn’t nice. It drinks incredibly easy if you don’t mind the waxy buildup.
Disappointing for the price? Sure. Not terrible though.
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey and cinnamon dominate the aroma, with just a little blueberry. Flavor is a little disappointing. Clean but very mild, with some blueberry and a little cork/metallic tinge in the finish. OK.
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a lovely clear reddish purple with no head. This is a still mead. Unfortunately, this is this meads finest attribute. Mild aroma of sweet honey with very weak blueberry. The flavor is even weaker than the aroma and tastes very watered down. Watery body leaves nothing on the palate. Disappointing.
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A burgundy red mead with a light clover honey aroma, with light blueberry notes. In mouth, nice smooth honey with light blueberry mash, a bit of astringency, corky notes. Tasted April 8th, bottle gift from Billy B.
MeadMe (1304) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice reddish purple. Light berry aroma with mild honey notes. Very watery in flavor the berry is barely there. Subtle honey sweetness but overall not much going on.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste from a 750 ml bottle at the meadery. Pours a clear violet color with no head or carbonation to be found. Really nice, fresh blueberry aroma- not surprising given how many blueberry farms we drove by in Maine- with some backing honey, oak, and cranberry. Flavor of blueberries, honey, grapes, and oak. Light-medium bodied, with a fruity, slightly acidic mouthfeel and minimal carbonation. Very nice.