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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Aroma is sweet honey, a bit of alcohol, honey suckle, apple. Taste acetone flavored, in a good way. Sweet honey, ethanol, and apple. The honeysuckle really explodes in the finish. Lingers well, but is not overbearing or cloying. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle straight from medovina (2006 vintage, bottled in 2007)... Pours a mostly clear pale yellow, no head as expected. Nice wine-like legs on this one moreso than the other meads sampled... Sweet clover honey with some very light acidity... Sweet honey flavors with prickly acidity and white grapes as its swirled around the mouth. Not as full bodied as jadwiga but still a very high quality dessert mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
This stuff is awesome. Aroma grapes, honey, cantaloupe, apple pie. Taste is so smooth, rich apple pie and melon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
(bottle, 2007 vintage, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours a pale yellow body with nice legs. Aroma of alcohol, honey, apple skin, florals, and some earthiness. Flavor of white grapes, honey, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured light yellow with legs for days. looking up at the glass and staring at the legs reminded me of being a young lad under the monkey bars on the playground as the girls in skirts went overhead. aroma was honey and butter. flavor was pretty much honey for me. reminded me of the honey i put on my sopapillas at the mexican restaurant. this was some great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6288) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
07 bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, clear viscous jade yellow, with strong legs, aroma is woody, honey and green grass, flavor is syrupy, pronounced honeycomb and wildflowers, excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
2007 bottle thanks to bman1113vr. very light yellow pour with a few bubbles. nose is honey, vanilla and flowers. very nice on the palate with a flavor of fruits and vanilla and a thick finish of honey that coats the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bman1113vr. Pours a crystal clear light yellow. Aroma is great, strong fruit and honey, some alcohol. Flavor is very nice, honey flavor coats the toungue, some fruit. Mouth feel is full body. Overall, very nice!!!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
2007 Bottle via a trade with carythedude. Shared with the Dallas crew. Pours with strong sticky legs left as remnants of the clear golden body. Aroma is fusel alcohol at first followed by butterscotch, herbal honey and a bit of earthiness. Taste is strong honey that is both sweet and herbal. It is in no way cloying and somewhat dry (lowish FG for a mead) finish. Medium duration finishing with lots of tannins. Mouthfeel is viscous, but not sticky. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Body-still thin yellow. Nose-alcohol, lots of clover and honey, butterscotch, paint thinner. Taste-excellent, hot, perfect honey sweetness, clover, cinnamon, vanilla Big Red chewing gum, absolutely perfect sweetness. Has the flavor of Jadwiga without the syrupiness. Certainly a masterpiece right here. No shit.

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