Nisse666 (3545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at SBWF 2010, cons. 2010-10-08 Nacka
cranberry juice, honey sweetness, reddish color
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased on sale at Nugget in Woodland, CA. Aroma is bright and full of tart cranberry and some slight hints of sweet honey. There is also a vanilla present, as well. A neat aroma that keeps me coming back. Transparent reddish-orange body with no head and fair legging present. Not quite as viscous as something like Jadwiga. A fair amount of initial honey-like sweetness, before this becomes a bit tart, and astringent with cranberry flavors. Finishes kind of dry and woody. Very wine-like actually. Ethanol is well-hidden. Pretty good stuff.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A deep red mead. The aroma has lovely notes of cranberries and honey. The flavor is both sweet and acidic from the cranberries with strong notes of cranberries as well as medium notes of alcohol and honey.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blech, not a fan of mead. Sooo ungodly sweet, I get diabetes just looking at it. So sweet it hurts, but the cranberry helps mellow things out, sort of.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Uber tavern. clear red color with no head. Smelled like cranberry juice, tasted like alcoholic cranberry juice. Not bad.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2008) Clear red colour with no head. Still. Fruity, tart nose with distinct notes of cranberries and cowberries. Fruity, tart taste with cowberries, cranberries and hints of spices. Brilliant balance between sweetness and tartness. Very nice mead.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Slightly hazy red. Spicy and fruity nose with some lightly medicinal accents. Medium body with tart cranberry notes and a discreet underlying honey sweetness. Finishes slightly acidic. 200908
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red with no head. Sweet aroma with cranberry, honey and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with ripe cranberries, cinnamon, honey and caramel notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a floral honey aroma. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a slight alcohol burn. The honey is prominent in the finish.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small bottle shared with Marcus. Sweet cranberry/honey aroma. Brilliant garnet color. Medium body, no carbonation. Flavor impression is Milk of Magnesia. Chalky. Finish to me is primarily fruity Milk of Magnesia. Very strange.