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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.


4.8
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. Wow. What an insanely beautiful aroma. Reminds me of wax lips and a shoving a boquet of flowers up your nose. Excellent. Awesome sweet flavors. I love sweet beers. I like higher ABV beers. I love meads. Another excellent over the top one.

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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
One of my all time favorite meads. Last time I had it I wasnít rating so itís time to give it itís due with a fresh 2012 bottle. Pours a pale yellow. Aroma is simple sweet waxy honey. Flavor is as good as I remember. Huge honey sweetness without hitting Polish levels of sweetness. The honey character is very bright and sugary sweet. Hints of apple, vanilla, and a bit of melon. Tones of wax and waves of caramel. A dash of booze in the finish. On the fuller side of medium in body, smooth. Still world class stuff.

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 canít get over how amazing this smells. It is easily one of the most fantastic aromatic experiences Iíve 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle sampled @ Dakís Black Friday tasting. Generously shared by Dak...canít believe Iím getting a chance to try this. On my wants FOREVER! Extremely fragrant sweet floral and fruity aroma that shows crisp apple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, oak, and honey. Similar flavor. So refined and filled with raw organic honey. Again demonstrating every member of the melon family. Pure cane sugar and a slight acidity/citrus. Decadent, incredible dessert mead. Close to perfection in a bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3145) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2004 bottle shared by beastiefan2k (thanks, eugene!) - the most unique experience of this weekendís 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.

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!


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