NobleSquirrel (3336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost water white. Really clean floral notes in the nose. Still. Soft and some white grape notes to go with floral. Somewhat generic, quite light overall and clean. On tasting, mid-dry with botanics and a light honey component. It’s a pretty standard traditional, lacks a bit of depth/complexity but that’s like due to the neutral honey. Good balance overall. Nice enough.
onceblind (2642) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear straw colored. Bright aroma of honey, lemonade, and a little beeswax. Very smooth and sweet and balanced. Sweet estery yet slightly watery honey tones, some light citrus notes, and a little doughy/waxy yeast ester. Lovely. Not too sweet, and plenty of flavor.
b3shine (2439) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks decent; a transparent still light-honey. Smells sweet; similar to chardonnay. Tastes alright; semi-sweet for a honeywine. Average on the palate. An okay no-frills example of the style.
magsinva (677) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from TWM McLean - clear pale yellow, no head, still. Aroma is faint. Taste is on the sweet side. Palate is thin. Ho hum, boring classic mead.
DiarmaidBHK (2384) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Dan Quayle’s private stash. Not much going on the nose or tongue. Thin mouthfeel. It’s mead flavored mead. Eh!
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light golden color, aroma of honey, white grapes, flavors of honey, white grapes, pineapple, lemon, booze, to sweet for me
agent_511 (140) - - JUL 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enjoyable middle of the road mead. Nothing particularly interesting, but good none the less. It is sweet with an tinge of alcohol taste.
Aroma: floral, alcohol
Appearance: pale, clear
Taste: medium sweetness
Palate: light body, thin feel
deyholla (4854) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with no head whatsoever. Aroma is full of sweet honey with a bit of dryness. Flavor is full of sweet honey with a bit of underlying light fruit.
markwise (3833) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 mL bottle from Lueken’s Dunedin. Pours a clear, still yellow. Nose is light honey, some lemon, citrus, and light hints of pear. Flavor is similar with honey, pear, and light citrus with some alcohol. Medium show mead. Light in body and not bad overall.
thechandler (529) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a straw yellow, no carbonation. Extremely light aroma of sweetness. Only my second mead. Certainly better than the first, but I guess I might just be a beer guy.