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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10138) - 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 (1473) - Riverview, 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 (10320) - 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 (7515) - 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 (2979) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3902) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6373) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (316) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.

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