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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle thanks to Ernest: Pours a clear pale gold with some slight legs. Aroma, sweet honey, spices, and sugary, some vanilla. Flavor, spices, honey, sweet with a medium body, some other fruity notes as well. Very smooth and thick on the palate. I love good mead, and this stuff is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Clear, pale yellow/gold. Still. Great aroma- floral honey, spices somewhere between vanilla and nutmeg, light colored fruits (apples), perfume, oak with a very light char, subtle alcohol. Same flavors, complex, very nice. Full body, smooth, viscous. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2007
I havent tried very many meads, however I have had several eisweins and french sauternes...I just love dessert whites. This is up there with the best I’ve had. The honey character is extremely succulent, lots of depth and the perfect sweetness. The sweetness and the acidity are in nice balance. Hints of dried fruits and ripe fruits accompany the honey. Very pure and clearly extremely well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cask Eve, 2006

crystal clear light yellow, sweet fruity aroma with a bit of hot alcohol, thick body, heavy honey flavor, nice sweetness, touch of bittering spices,
-------- /> Date: 03/24/2007
Mode: bottle

nice legs, great rich hone flavor, lots of sweetness, nice fruity character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2007
Very pale straw hue (still). Aromas of clover, light toast, watermelon, pear and sugar cookies. Fairly sweet overall, but there is a lot of the aforementioned fruit in the flavour. Finishes a little alcohol-dry with a pear aftertaste. Very smooth throughout, a slow sipper though. Creamy texture and medium-full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
notalush (5393) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2004 bottle shared by beastiefan2k (thanks, eugene!) - the most unique experience of this weekend’s tasting - almost clear, honey-colored (go figure) mead - strong wildflower honey aroma, with very present acidity, white wine-like tannins, and apple skins - initially, the flavor is so intense it feels like a slap in the face - strong, sweet, apple brandy flavor, with the earthy complexity of overripe fruits - the sweetness is strong, but a light acidity and complex white wine characteristics keep it from seeming like too much - a light spicy/peppery character and alcohol warmth add to the depth and help balance it even more - this would make a great cordial.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Props to Boboski for the bottle. The aroma of this mead is captivating for sure. Not what I expected--but a intriguing blend of acidity and sweet honey. This smells like a white zinfandel with a splash of honey mixed in. The apperance is a very clean, light golden color that causes you to pause to take in its beauty. The palate is full, but not overly thick like some meads can be--very palatable...Nice sweet honey flavor with some alcohol burn detectable. Floral spices are present throughout and play perfectly with the sweetness of the honey. The finish is nice and dry, with hints of the vinuous aspects coming through more in the lingering aftertaste. This is truly incredible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcat (23) - USA - MAY 14, 2007
This beer has a light syrup palate. It was a nice yellow color and had a very strong honey flavor- very sweet. It also had an alcohol aftertaste-(burn) which I wasn’t expecting. This was a little too sweet for me but it was a true pleasure to taste this mead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Thanks to boboski for sending this one up to Ohio.Very sweet,lots of honey and very wine like in the aroma.Pours a very light gold.Lots of honey with a very dry flavor.Light but very full mouthfeel with a very smooth very sweet easy to drink finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours a light yellow, small bubbles hug the edge of the glass. Big alcohol comes off of the nose. Some heavy fruits, honey, and a touch of some mustard. Pretty big, powerful taste. Quite sweet, some apple, plum, and honey are the dominating flavors. A little bite to it too. Pretty heavy alcohol, specially in the finish. Good flavor, I could sip on this one for a while. Thanks for SoLan for providing it.

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