MeadMe (1612) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale yellow. Aromas of waxy comb and grapes. Mild earthy wildflower honey up front, very dry with a bold astringency. Mild grape skin and hints of florals. I prefer my meads less dry.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is clear yellow thanks to Aaron for the pour! Aroma has notes of sweet grape, honey, lemon, some biscuit, vanilla, bits of grass and earth, finishes fairly dry but has a fruity note as well. Nicely done, but not a ton of flavor.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Very clear, light yellow appearance. Dry, slightly spicy, light fruity, honey aroma. Tangy, pear fruity, sweet honey, citrusy flavor. Pear, citrusy, fairly sweet finish.
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My first mead on here. Pours a very clear pale gold color. The aroma is slightly zesty with a subtle honey note. Taste is similar with a nice sweet and bitter balance.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is pretty different from the others. It’s perfectly clear, very pale gold with a slightly green tint that’s barely perceptible. The aroma less pure honey than some of the others, lime zest with an almost chile pepper twist all followed up by a wood resin like kick that I’m not sure I fully enjoy. There’s a surprising bitterness in the finish that I’m not used to in a mead. Very interesting mead, this one.
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in 2005. No head (still). Body is hazy light yellow. Aroma is notes of honey, flowers, lime, grass, alcohol, and oak. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, flat carbonation, lightly astringent. A slightly lighter-bodied version of the off-dry Classic mead, perhaps? Very good mead, but more like white wine than I prefer a mead...Sweet Melissa and the Semi-Sweet Classic meads are still my faves. My girlfriend went nuts over this one, though, more so than Sweet Melissa, so it boils down to preference.