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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a straw color with some brownish tints. Still, good legs. Nose is clean, low sherry and strong honey notes. Not varietal tinged but nice. Some low fruit. On tasting, mid sweet and very warming. Some papery oxidation peeks through, along with a fungal type note. Tart as well. Nice mead overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
bottle. super clean mean, medium bodied, semi-sweet, touch melon and spice to it. very drinkable but not a sweet mead and not nearly worth the asking price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
375 ml shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, dude. Pours a rich glowing pale straw hue, gentle glow. Gentle frothy whitish head dies to a tiny ring, laces very small. Aromas are rich honey and apple, gentle honeycrisp apple, some toffee, some honey, and cider. Rich citrusy apple presence. Initial is medium in body, a firm fruity sweetness shows some honey, apple, and gentle sweetness. A bit of caramel, some oak, gentle growing apple and honeycrisp presence. A bit thinner, backend is apple and cidery, a bit more thin, fruity and vibrant, a gentle oak presence, some vanilla, cool sweetness, some honey. Finish is gentle tartness, apple, and mellow carbonation. A bit dry, that middle and backe is sweeter. Pretty enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Cracked this gem open with the wife and family over the holidays. Perfect dessert mead. Poured into short champagne taster glasses. Still, pale-gold pour. Nice floral aroma. Flavors of honeyed fruits, vanilla and apple pie. Subtle and balanced, warming alcohol and some oak n the background Nice finish - smooth & viscous. Yummy stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
Slightly hazy golden pour with a bit of soft sweetness. Light clean honey with a bit of soft honeyed sweetness. Sweet and clean if a little bit simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
bottle at Joe’s goodbye tasting - honey, smooth touch of must, clover nectar and light flowers. Sweet, herbal notes and simple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pale gold body, non carbonated, and nice legging. Sweet with honey and floral tones, caramel and a sweet warming. Simply a nice mead with a solid warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6619) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle at Joe’s ridiculous going away party tasting courtesy of Joey. Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Caramel, vanilla, and candy. Super sweet, full of rich vanilla and caramel. Very sweet, and very delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2010
375ml bottle 2009. Clear pale yellow and still. Big bright floral honey aroma with some green apples, oak and alcohol. Flavor is more semi-sweet honey with a light alcohol warming and a lightly dry, oaky finish. Sweet without being sugary and a long smooth finish. This is great mead, no jet fuel or off flavors.


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