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Middle Mountain Alpenglow Mead

Middle Mountain Alpenglow Mead
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Brewed by Middle Mountain Mead
Style: Mead
Hornby Island, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Semi-sweet). Alpenglow is richly aromatic, spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Serve hot in winter time or ice cold in summer. Wassail!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
First mead, so bear with me trying to review it. Poured at a restaurant, heated in a glass placed in a mug of hot water for 1 minute. Clear, pinkish orange. Aroma has honey and cinnamon with some alcohol. Flavour like a light fruit wine, not overly flavourful. Lighter body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at Burgoo on 10th Ave W, Vancouver
Pale red color. Delicate fruity aroma. Unfortunately they tried to warm it up, so the flavor reminds me of ghlübier (mulled beer, like Unibroue Quelque Chose), it has a pleasant fruity flavor, moderate sweetness, and not much mead character, more a fruit wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
Purchased in Vancouver private store. Pours Rose coloured. Very attractive spices, smooth taste, though somewhat alcohol warming. Very tasty mead.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Light orange pour. Layers of spices and honey notes linger throughout the aroma. Flavor is very tropical and fruity. Nice and delicate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
FRO Throwdown: Peach color. Cinnamon comes through quite clearly. Wasn’t expecting it! Light honey tones throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6761) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
Sample at O-town throwdown ’09 pours orange with viscous lacing. Aroma / taste are just very sweet-honey and filled with amazing spices. Im a really starting to enjoy these Canadian meads and mead in general. Spices add a nice warming mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Thank you Oakes! Glowing orange color with legs. Aroma is lovely and floral also and full of fun fruits including pineapple, apricot, melon. This is the best mead I’ve had to date. Finishes dry. Retains tons of flowers in the body. Pineapple again. Then apricot. Guava, passion, and other tart tropical fruits join the party. Excellent mead!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Golden amber-orange colour. The aroma is big mead, cinnamon, ginger and apple...oh yeah. Warming, with a muscular alcohol presence. But it’s smooth, tempered by enough residual honey...full-bodied stuff. Deft touch on the spicing - this is well seasoned with the nutmeg and cinnamon.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle… This mead rocks!... Mostly clear amber mead with orange highlights and decent legwork. Rich maple and honey aroma with a wealth of spices unknown (if not for the commercial description). Barely medium-bodied - a bit thin. Certainly well-balanced for a mead. Sweet, herbal, earthy flavors. Dry, almost-raspy finish. I’d like to know the ABV as it’s either relatively low or expertly disguised. Kudos to Oakes for sharing this gem!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Courtesy Oakes. Pours a fairly clear reddish orange, with a lightly syrupy texture. Very spicy nose to it. All sorts of stuff going on here, mint, graham crackers, earth, and honey. Really dug the nose. The flavor is also pretty spicy, some floral notes, and sweet honey combine to form the flavor profile for this mead. I didnt like the flavor as much as the nose, but it was still pretty solid. Not as hot in the finish, but the floralness was there all the way to the end. Pretty solid mead.


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