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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Cranberry Mead: Bright red and typically sweet, this mead is one of our most popular. 8-11% ABV.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle from Thickfreakness at February Houston Tasting. Thanks, Charlie! Pours a deep cranberry red with an enticing aroma of cranberry slushee and sweet red wine. Flavor is cranberry Big Red gum that leaves a Sprite-like tingling on the palate. Nice for a youth and his bike. (I have no idea why I wrote that in my rating; it was late in the tasting.)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caoimhin57 (2) - Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2009 does not count
I absolutely dispise Cranberry taste. This is good stuff! Light clear red color. Sometimes a bit ’sparkly’. other bottles will have none at all. Very easy to enjoy all evening.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pours effervescent, clear pink/ruby. Aroma is tart cranberry, honey, and slight booze. Flavor is honey, really tart cranberry, and slight apple with only a little booze. Mouthfeel is extremely dry, slightly bubbly and very nice. Overall this is one of the better meads I have ever tried. I am going to seek out the rest of their meads now!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle Courtesy of Kaggie. Pours a nice pink color. Aroma is cranberry juice and honey. Flavor is much the same. Slightly sour cranberry juice with a touch of honey. Easy to drink and not overdone. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. light purple pour with no head. nose of cranberries and honey. very easy on the palate with a huge cranberry flavor with a cranberry bite in the finish. as it warms though the cranberry really mellows out and makes this a superb cranberry mead.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2009
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear fuchsia body. Aroma of cranberry, earthiness, and light honey (almost like a Clearly Canadian). Sweet flavor of cranberry and honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
cobalt blue bottle,thanks to my brother Rich for sending me this, light pink color, no head, aroma of oranges, menthol and cranberry, flavor of ocean spray and blueberries, really nice as it warms up

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3704) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Nice smell of heavy cranberry, fruits, apples, and honey. The looks is light and clear a light red color. The taste is cranberry, fruits, honey, slightly sweet with an edge of tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
This meadery has definitely been out of commission for a while - I haven’t seen their offerings in well over a year. From what I’ve heard they’re trying to re-open, but we’ll see if that happens or not. In any case, I purchased this bottle of the cranberry mead in January 2009 and popped it open to share at a party last night. It poured pink with fizzy carbonation, and no head, of course. The nose was lightly tart, definitely sweet, and fruity. Flavors were pretty much the same: gentle tartness with sweet cranberries and just a little unfermented honey flavor. The carbonation, as I mentioned, was bubbly and just at the right level to make this a pretty light mead. I wasn’t expecting anything too great from this one, but I guess some time in the cellar helped it out. The consensus of everyone who tried it was that it was quite nice. This is definitely something I’d buy again, so we’ll see if Purple Possum is able to get things moving again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3502) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Magenta in color. Aroma is of cranberry and honey. taste is th same with some raspberry as well.


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