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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Sweet Melissa is similar to Classic Mead, except that it has more honey and a much sweeter, distinctively honey finish. It is a heavy bodied and heavenly mead - definitely in the dessert category. It has slightly higher acidity than our drier meads; this balances out the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3817) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Pours tiny cloudy pale golden with no head and subtle legs. Smell is sweet with honey, hay, orange zest, vanilla, alcohol and hints of bochet. Taste is sweet and tiny spicy with honey, orange zest, lemon zest, hay, pepper corns, vanilla and hints of spongecake. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly sticky sweet, slightly boozy and medium bodied. finish is sweet with honey, orange zest, lemon zest, peppery wood and alcohol. Interesting peppery citrusy mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Pale yellow, no head. Honey aroma, floral, honey, raisins, caramel, banana notes. Sweet honey flavor, floral, caramel, banana, raisins, some grapes. Good mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11780) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
2004 vintage thanks to Clark. Pours yellow gold. Nose/taste of sweet honey, vanilla, light maple syrup, sugar-coated pear, wood, cinnamon and vanilla. Medium/full bodied. Great balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3582) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear golden with no head - great legs. Sweet floral, woody, almost grassy, oak, brandy-esque, nutty, and maple syrup in the aroma. Taste is sweet honey, vanilla, flower petals, rose hips, nutty, hay, and lightly woody with a sweet finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really nice and easy-drinking mead and something I could drink year-round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Stephens House with Stephen, and Aaron. pours clear yellow. Aroma is sweet pear. Taste is sweet pear with nice light dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0’s place. Thanks to Stephen! Pours a golden appearance with no head. Big apple, vanilla bean, pear, cinnamon aroma. Goopy thick honey, rich apple, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor. Grate drank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1512) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
One of my all time favorite meads. Last time I had it I wasn’t rating so it’s time to give it it’s due with a fresh 2012 bottle. Pours a pale yellow. Aroma is simple sweet waxy honey. Flavor is as good as I remember. Huge honey sweetness without hitting Polish levels of sweetness. The honey character is very bright and sugary sweet. Hints of apple, vanilla, and a bit of melon. Tones of wax and waves of caramel. A dash of booze in the finish. On the fuller side of medium in body, smooth. Still world class stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Gold pour. So sweet and thick and rich. So damn good. Honeycomb cereal...decadent. Would drink this again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Share courtesy of dak. It pours with a clear watery looking body that has a slight gold hue to it. The aroma is straight up sweet honey goodness mixed with a mild amount of bee’s wax. The taste is smooth and nectar like sweetness with sugary sweet rich honey goodness and some bee’s wax. Nice smooth silky residual sugars and honey richness make this a pleasing sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle sampled @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Generously shared by Dak...can’t believe I’m getting a chance to try this. On my wants FOREVER! Extremely fragrant sweet floral and fruity aroma that shows crisp apple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, oak, and honey. Similar flavor. So refined and filled with raw organic honey. Again demonstrating every member of the melon family. Pure cane sugar and a slight acidity/citrus. Decadent, incredible dessert mead. Close to perfection in a bottle.

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