auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Emeline. Aroma had a lot of beeswax, fresh generic honey, and the slightest hint of citrus. I appreciate the dry body to this, it didn’t need the egregious sweetness of so many meads. But, I find the heavy wax presence detracting and I don’t think it’s got nearly enough Hop aroma or flavor to live up to the promise.
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from the meadery. Pours a still, clear light gold. Aroma of mild hops and very faint earth. Taste is spice forward, with a honey and alcohol finish. Slightly thin.
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at the meadery. Pours a clear gold. Citrus right away, light hops with a soft grapefruit backbone. Bright citrus, sweet into the finish. Lemon and citrus, hints of citric acid. Very neat.
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Julios meadfest, wow this is really odd, I hate hopped meads I don’t like these
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml corked bottle. Pours a very light thin looking straw yellow. Slight green apple, big butter blast, touch of hop..but not much. Drinks slightly dry, oaky butter mostly, crisp white grape...but mostly butter with some floral perfumey notes. Dryness and the butter kills it for me.
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Buttery honey nose and some c hops. Pale yellow pour like chaedonay. Flavors of buttered popcorn honey and c hops. Smooth balanced buttered. Too bad for the butter.
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first mead, so this may not be as objective as it should be. Hoppy aroma, sweet honey smoky hop flavor. Better than expected based on small tastes of other mad. Like a honey pale ale. Nice.
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear pale yellow colir. Aromabof bitter stamens. Taste is bitter and dry straw and licorice. We took a vote and decided that dry hopping doesn’t work for meads.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent-sized pour @ Meadhall in Cambridge. Most of the other meads were only available by the full bottle. :/
Glistening, clear, pale gold.
The incredibly floral scent of dry hop just expands & fills my personal space. Smells like a bowl of strong citrus punch being served in a room full of sweet wildflowers.
Tastes of white wine, melon, menthol, & pungent hops. Though the honey didn’t seem to add much aside from a moderate boost in body, it was semi-sweet, not too waxy, & the end result was silky on the tongue.
This bottle easily tops the short list of drab, dry-hopped meads that I’ve tried. :)
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden honey appearance. Nose is earthy, honey-laced grapefruit with a hint of mineral white grape. Pine hops, pitch and honey on the tongue. Body is fairly dry and smooth with alcohol building towards the finish. Overall, this is a well executed mead. I’m more of a fan of hops in the aroma than in the flavor, but still fun to drink.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with my wife. Pours a pale gold with no head. This is a still mead. Pleasant aroma of honey with some light earthiness and some some citrus. The flavor is watery honey again with some mild earthiness followed by some citrusy hops. Some mild bitterness from the hops and a bit of dryness at the finish.