Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, 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
VastActiv (4978) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle at Maine Mead Works, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is clear red with no head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, blueberries, sweetness and honey.
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and berry flavor. Bright clear reddish pour. Like a light blueberry wine cooler. Not bad. Pour at Maine Mead Works in Portland Maine on our brewery tour.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #56. Bottled sample at the meadery. Clear purple, weak legs. Aroma of dry blueberry, honey, dry apples. The taste is honey and a sweet berry finish.
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty watery for a mead. Smell is fruity. Taste is very lacking in honey and mostly just tastes watery and fruity.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear red/purple pour. Not very good. Drink is like a dry, watery red wine. A bit astringent. Not worth seeking out.
Inbreak (3840) - 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 (7132) - New York, 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 (9049) - 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.
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.