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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottle, November 2004, special thanks to CaptainCougar for the opportunity! Poured a still pale golden with some beautiful legs. Very rich and sweet flavor profile with the freshest honeycomb (felt freshly-squeezed!), ripe apples, and hints of a warm spice blend. Thick and most-assuredly coating flavors of the aforementioned honey, apples, and spices... add a tiny bit of caramel. Wow! Edges of the palate found lightly-sour lighter fruit notes. Alcohol provided a mild accent to the flavors, and was warming as this delicious nectar oozed down the throat. This was phenominal!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Transparent and lucid pale yellow in color. Motionless and void of other life. Expressive aroma allures with honey nectar, clover, lilies of the valley and alcohol presence. Hot, exquisite nectar rejoices throughout the mouth. Margarine-like feel lands in the mouth, spreads slowly downward and slowly drips off the tongue. Honey stolen straight from the queen bee is our resplendent booty. Warming alcohol tickles the tongue, nearly stinging, but comes through as more of a seducer. Thick liquid pool exits our playing field, warming with buttery honey. Such a damn tasty treat - thanks for bringing this along, CaptainCougar!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Thanks Tom! The mead pours to a thin light yellow watery color and looks like toxic airplane glue. The aroma is sweet apple honey, interesting floral components like lavendar. The flavor is sweet yellow apples, honey, lavendar, honeysuckle. Itís delicate and balanced. The palate is sweet and sugary, coating and good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
clear golden color w/ nice legs. Hugely sweet aroma lots of honey and warm notes of alcohol tchs of candied sugarz. Full palate well coated and warming. Flavor is very sweet just honey fermented. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Thanks to the Schrades men for this one. 2004 Vintage. Poured a lcear pale yellow color. Has the smell of that old candy that has the jucie inside a wax tube. Also notes of honey and hard candy. Flavor is very sweet with some more honey (imagine that) and candy. Very tasty and very warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2006
2004 bottle. Very light yellow (urine) color, though not in an unappealing way. Crystal clear. Aroma of crisp alcohol, honey, candy, clover and cinnamon. Light on the tongue. Easy though sweet through to the finish (tasted like the candy liquid you used to get in the wax bottle). Alcohol warmth. Enjoyable enough for me, but John thought this was the best thing he had ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle Vintage í04 Beeswax sealed cork. Briliantly clear, light yellow, still mead. Coats the glass nicely with strong legs. Warm honey, floral spice and alcohol come easily to the nose. Allow this to warm and it blooms wonderfully. Sweet, alcoholic palate asks that you sip slowly and allow the flavors to come forward. World class.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This is a very pale yellow color. This is a still mead. Rich scuppernong, toast and a touch of leaf litter float around in the aroma. Beatiful flavor with sage and a touch of butter. Wow. This is amazing stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
A light yellow mead - ofcourse with no head. The aroma contains strong notes of alcohol and rosehips, while the flavor is sweet with a subtle presence of honey and rosehips, combined with a slight alcohol burn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Bottle into Duvel tulip. Sampled at Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel CA with cquiroga. I drove around the sleepy hamlet of Niwot looking for the fabled Medovina meadery and could not find it. It is certainly tucked away, as Iím pretty sure I drove every "main street" they had. Nevertheless, I found this at Liquor Max in Loveland just up the road, and bought the last bottle they had. Itís good to know itís popular in the real world of central CO and not just on the virtual world of Ratebeer. It deserves acclaim in both places. Floral sweet smell is like sour apricots and a cologne musk. Slightly pale medium yellow-orange color. The taste is floral and lighter than Jadwiga, sweeter and smooth. Not syrupy at all. Apricots, green grapes and honey flavors. The finish is spicy with a bit of alcohol sting. Although the alcohol is quite noticable, itís a very nice complement, not at all distracting or overbearing. It doesnít touch Jadwiga in my book, but the fact that I can actually compare it to that king of meads is a complement in and of itself. Dopeness.


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