RateBeer
overall
88
87
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Carbonated black currant honey wine; bright and fresh-like a sweet tart in a glass. 9% residual sugar.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (928) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of StFun, thanks man! Deep red pour, no head. Aromas of honey and currants. Flavor is fresh currant and honey. Awesome balance of tart and sweet! Very light and easy to drink. Sweet, but not too sweet. No trace of that 8% abv either. This is awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Can’t remember who pulled this bottle out at Muckfest III - Pours purple-pink with no head. Sweet honey on the nose, with mellow berry notes. Taste has lots of sweet berries, a bit of apple, white grape, and honey. Not tons of carbonation, but real smooth. Very easy to drink, sweet without being cloying, and pretty refreshing. Very little hint of alcohol. This stuff could get me in trouble.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1402) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle muled up to Darkness Day by StFun - thanks!! Deep purple pour dark fruit nose with honey. Great taste - lovely balance between the tartness of the fruit and sweetness from the honey. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft pour at the source. Pours a translucent red to purple. The aroma has funky, dry, yeasty notes. Really dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richly ruby red hue, glowing pink red berry with a good firm haze, mellow glow. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a small ring, minimal lacing. Aromas are clover honey, grass, and gentle black currant. A touch of deeper berry darker, touch of tannin. Sweeter honey and apples. Initial is sweeter, cherries and blackberry. Richer honey, honeycrisp apples, sweetness, mellow life offers sweetness, crisp florals, gentle dryness and linger sweet honey, black currant, touches of raspberry. Simple, yet flavorful. A touch sweet. Solid. Update 7/5/13 @ Brewery: less sweet, more vibrant on tap. Nice blackberry pulpy presence and mellow tartness. Nice body. Gained 2 points

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Draft sampled at New Day. From notes. Honey, dark fruits and a hint of red wine. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2859) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft @ meadery. Earthy blackcurrant and honey aroma. Clear cranberry with a thin pink ring. Honey and earthy tart blackcurrant flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (994) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
This was something else. Bright magenta in the glass. Very tart on the end, yet there’s a lot of sweetness poking through. Just a little too over the top for me, but definitely worth tasting. The aroma does not lead you to believe that it will have such a big flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Tap sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured clear reddish color with good legs. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, honey and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and long legs. Medium to heavy sweet fruit and honey flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Pleasing smooth alcohol burn. Solid mead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
On tap at the meadery. Pours a deep deep red with no head. Aroma of tart sweet currant, booze. Flavor of sweet currant. High residual sugar but it’s still very drinkable. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50