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Enticing, complex blend of blueberries, black cherries and blackcurrants balanced with basic elements of mead; honey, water. The mead that started Moonlight Meadery, Desire is a must with cheeses, Italian dishes, rich saucy meat dishes, or with Belgian chocolates. 73% honey, 9% black currant, 9% cherry, 9% blueberry.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2696) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Older bottle from the basement, I believe from 2010. Reddish amber color with a smattering of bubbles on the top. Rich sweet honey and dark fruit notes on the nose with a hint of caramel, alcohol, and light sherry notes. The flavor is fruity honey with a hint of apple and again light sherry. I think its better fresh, I’m a big fan of this mead, but its interesting how the flavors have evolved over the last few years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
On draft at Trio in Kill Devill HIlls, NC. Pours a clear deep purple with a light purple head. Honey and berry nose. Flavors of dark cherries. Sweet, smooth, but boozy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tchaos (252) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours clear reddish-purple. Aroma of dark fruit and honey. Taste is balanced mix of cherry and berries with mild honey undertones. Light mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2479) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Deep dark red pour with no head. Aroma is like blueberry and black currant juice. Tastes the same. Sugary sweet and very fruity. Thin to medium body. Solid mead but the rich honey doesn’t come through at all. The abv is incredibly well hidden though. This stuff could be very dangerous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy honey, cherries...and I suppose blueberries if you tell me they are there. It pours a very dark red with a a few stray pink bubbles for a head. It doesn’t stick to the glass all that much. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy sweet cherries. Again, I guess there’s blueberries too if you tell me they are there. The finish has moderate honey and light apple. It’s medium-full bodied with minimal carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2750) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark purple with light off-white ring. Aromas of dark fruit, vanilla, light spice, tart cherries. Tastes of cherries, dark fruit, vanilla. Light body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark purple with a bubbly..Nose is Honey, blueberry, spice, blueberry...Taste is honey, blueberry, sweet, not dry, jam, spice..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear plummish amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has is full of sweet honey with a hint of dryness and a good amount of tart dark fruits. Flavor is a combination of sweet honey, sweet dark fruits and tart dark fruits with just a hint of dryness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Pours hazy amber with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is cherry, fruity and wineous fruity. Sweet, fruity, citricand raisins. Sweet and fruity finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
The aroma is tart berries and honey. The appearance is blood red. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall it’s not that great but not bad.


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