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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle I think shared by Jimmack? Pours a clear syrupy gold with some thick legs. Aroma is melon, honey, flowery, cantaloupe, sweet apple and slight citrus, cidery, and a touch green apple acetaldehyde. Flavor is spiced apple pie, sugary honey sweet, floral, roses and otehr flowers- hibiscus? fruity with more melon and green raisin- and slight spicebox in the end. Smooth syrupy and sweet. Great.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Big thanks to JMFG!!! Pours a light, golden yellow. The aroma is as amazing as I had hoped it would be. Insanely floral, with some spicy back notes. The flavor is spot on perfect for me, with the spice notes playing a great foil to the rich honey. Absolutely stunning.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Hazy light yellow color, no head. Fantastic aroma of crushed flowers, white pepper, vanilla, grass, perfume. Nice spice component creates a buzz on the tongue, the floral component comes through well on the taste. Probably my favorite mead now.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2007 vintage, courtesy JMFG. Wow! This is outstanding. The pour yields a still, lightly hazy, medium golden hued body. Moderate legging shows after a swirl of the glass. The nose is beautiful, like a perfectly orchestrated symphony of raw honey, fresh wildflowers, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla. I can’t get over how amazing this smells. It is easily one of the most fantastic aromatic experiences I’ve come across in a beverage. Having alot to live up to, the flavor does not disappoint. Rich, sweet, wildflower honey seems steeped with cinnamon stick and ground clove. Vanilla runs through and through. The sweetness is cut with just enough acidity to avoid being overbearing. Medium-full, slick, and creamy on the palate, even the mouthfeel is outstanding. This is fantastic stuff. If I were a millionaire, I would bathe in it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Thanks to JMFG for this. This was amazing. Pours a light golden color with no head. Smell is like walking though a garden in full bloom. The honey smell is overshadowed by the floral bouquet. Flavor is strong on the honey and full of cinnamon. This is an elite mead. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokephibroke (281) - Mead, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Bottle bought from Niwot Liquors, $22.95. This is hard to rate because it is so good and incomparable. Pours clear gold yellow, no head. Aroma is intense floral honey. intense. Flavor was just as intense, with a wonderful alcohol finish and a sweet linger. By far the best mead Ive tasted. Worth the expense..

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of aplusbreaks. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of oranges, wildflowers, roses, every whiff conjures up a different image of spring. Warming alcohol is also present on the nose. Tastes of fresh wildflower honey, apples, vanilla, spicy. Brilliant!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (1963) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
bottle shared. Lots of sweet honey aromas. More aromas of spice and floral notes. Flavor was similar with a super sweet and floral flavor. Wow. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9384) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with very little fizzy white head, completely diminishing with no lacing. Aroma is lightly baked sugar cookies, sweet flowers, and light earth notes with honey, vanilla, and cinnamon added. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, flat carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, heavy sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. An elegantly crafted mead with a nice balance; not too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle shared by hmmiexist at RBSG; Nose of honey, more honey, and jasmine flowers; clear gold with no head; flavor was honey sweetness and light alcohol. Great stuff!


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