Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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,
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
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hopscotch (8390) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Bottle... RBSG2006... This mead rocks!... Clear, light yellow mead. Honey and perfume aroma with wild Summber herbals interlaced. Sweet and warming. Honey, rich and dark. Light oily mouthfeel. Warm, but not overbearing alcohol. Almost dries out in the end. Thanks to richlikebeer for pointing out the end of the bottle. All the good stuff must sink!
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Candy emerges and takes the shape of sports card bubblegum sticks. Flowers protrude proudly from the lemon orchard. Medecinal herbs are drawn from this peculiar meadow, helped into healing by alcohol.
Flower petals litter the ground where a plethora of various fruit rests. Honey sweetness is overshadowed by the herbal, flowery dominion. Alcohol burns easily through the rather thin body for its size. Again, I am reminded of some sort of childish, powdery candy, which is not what Iím looking for in a mead. A touch more of honey sweetness, and thus a bigger body, would have seduced me more. Wiping out that candy bubblegum from my mind would help as well.
The bright lights couldnít reach my soul this time.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear viscous still pale golden with nice legs. Sweet floral fruity sugary complex honey aroma is verey enticing. Rich, sweet viscous floral clover honey body has a very nice complex flavor and well-balanced sweet and warming alcohol. A very nice mead, but definitely not something I could afford to drink too regularly.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!