BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
really not beer. low body apple sweet and mildly like vinegar. strong honey taste is not complementary to the whole presentation. demonstrative yes, it demonstrates bad beer.
jgb9348 (4857) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Super clear very light golden coloured body with absolutely no head nor bubbles or any sort of life. Funky aroma of malt, vinegar, lemon zest, rice and a faint bit of sugars. Light-bodied; Strong carbonation up front with a very very mild malty flavour and a short taste of honey. Aftertaste shows a lot of water with some light sweetness going on. Overall, a pretty bad beer...but kind of to be expected. This one really isn’t worth trying, but then again, I’d try another one from them if I could find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverages in Albany, New York on 08-April-2006 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours weak yellow with an aroma of mineral spirits. Flavor is a weird paint mixture with a bizarre fruit essence. Average mouthfeel. Forgettable.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
[bottle - 12 oz] Clear and pale yellow with not much head. Some small amount of bubbles. Aroma is candy sweet with hints of honey and some molasses. Flavor is about two seconds worth of honey sweetness, then nothing. The flavor disappears quickly and leaves an aftertaste of watered-down whiskey and plastic. A mead? Not quite sure about that.
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. pale yellow almost no head. honey and molasses aroma. thin body, high carbonation, cheap white wine flavor. im glad i hauled this one home from ny. foulness in a bottle.
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Bought this on the specialty shelf, would never have guessed this was a mead. I bought it thinking it was gluten free beer. Pale yellow ubiquitous appearance. Smells like whiskey and water. A little carbonation on the palate, never knew meads had carbonation. Taste is like watered down immature homemade dago wine, with a little fizz. Finish is like whiskey and water on melted ice.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a twist off cap with the words "gluten free" tagged on it. Pours a goldeny gold with a goldish tinge. Smells like weird. Tastes like a light lager with some extra sweet and sour sauce in it. I guess it’s ok, but usually this is the kind of novelty item that I would PASS OVER. Haha! Get it?
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Yeah. I bought it for the novelty.
Pours a clear gold with a decent sized white head at first that falls fairly quickly. Also there are some massive chunks of sediment that I did not expect to have in the bottle, so they ended up in my glass as I just poured everything in. Oops. Nose is like melted or burnt plastic. There is a touch of honey there, but not enough to impress. Flavor is like tart honey and lemon juice. Horrible. I doubt I get through two sips of this. Feel is thick with huge bubbles on it. I almost want to say this tastes like cheap champagne. Not drinkable at all. Avoid. This may have been supervised and blessed by a rabbi, but I doubt that God is going to be giving His thumbs up.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz bottle. I picked up a few of these for a gluten-intolerant friend... she then accused me of trying to kill her. Goddamn, this stuff is nasty. Hazy pale amber. Rancid aroma of motor oil, dirty fusely higher alcohols and cheap honey. Flavour is cidery, band-aidy with notes of burned rubber. So many off-flavours that it’s tough to decide whether or not to list them or just let the numbers speak for themselves.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really want to hate this but I can’t. It’s actually very striking to look at ... crystal clear golden with a frothy head and great (if quickly escaping) carbonation. Looks like a Martinelli filtered apple cider. Nose of floral hops and honey. Taste of floral hops and honey and apple ... if not for the hops I would have thought this was hard cider mixed with mead. OK mouthfeel. Actually drinks OK for a mead, pretty disappointing for a lager.