omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. (12%) Clear dark red perfectly still. Aroma of cinnamon, caramel and cranberries. Slimmed and elegant with restrained sweetness. Freshening and quite drinkable despite it’s size.
ChefsWife (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2007 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This mead has a glorious color which invites the temptation to taste it. It is great on its own but also quite interesting when mixed with Mountain Meadows Agave Mead.
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Pale red colour. Aroma of (what else?) cranberry along with some apple and cinnamon. Ice wine sweetness with a light vineous aroma. Fairly dry feeling in the mouth, cranberry tartness, fruity flavour and surprisingly dry considering the aroma. Quite tasty.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magenta color with some orange tints. Aroma of cranberry, strawberry, honey and some earthy floral notes. Honey, and floral flavors with some tart cranberry notes. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a style I don’t have much experience with, but I found this pretty enjoyable.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBSG Portland 2004.
No head (still). Body is dark red. Aroma is note of honey, cranberry, flowers. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Full body, syrupy texture, flat carbonation, lightly astringent. I wasn’t expecting a fruited mead when I ordered this (at Alameda Brewing I think), but it was pretty obvious this was cranberry from the first whiff. As such, it’s too much like a cranberry wine might be like, other than the thick body; the mead character doesn’t shine much here.