Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What a huge amount of foam this beer has! It pours a honey golden color with a very lively soapy head. The liviness passes but the foam remains for quite some time. It took a while before the glass would hold the entire 12 ounces. There is a significant amount of carbonation that bubbles up from the bottome. That combines with the soapy bubbles of foam to make this a very physically active beer. The aroma is honey, yeast and hops. First taste is honey but with some tartness as well, perhaps green apples. As a matter of fact, it tastes a lot like a cider. Interesting beer.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2006
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a one finger, white head that quickly fades to a ring leaving no lace. Nose is crushed apple peelings. Clear pale amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Starts and finishes with a slight sour apple/vinegar flavor but sweetness is there without any noticeable hops, doesn’t really taste like beer. In fact is it beer? Gluten free means no malt. Think of it as a sweet mead. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Interesting beer in the fact it is brewed with out any malted barley, and is really a mead, not a beer. Pours to a bright, deep golden color, with a tight white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is sweet, with aromas of clover honey, and grassy notes. The palate is soft, and slick on the tongue, with lots of honey sweetness, and light syrup. This beer finishes with more honey sweetness, and finishes with some hop bitterenss, but ends cloying with honey sweetness. A tasty and sweet mead, but clearly not a beer. Worth a try, and imagine one to enjoy if you are Jewish, and observe Passover, and want to enjoy a "beer" during Passover.
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden coloured with no head. Stinks of honey, way overdone. Way too sweet in mout, like liquid watery honey, and light lemony notes. This is a rather bland mead, if this is what this is. Bottle at the Sunset Grill, Boston, Feb. 11, 2006.
ClarkVV (4160) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2006 bottle consumed 2/24/06. Crystal clear copper, with light, rosy orange hues. Head immediately fizzles to ring. Large bubbles cover the sides. Light hoppiness initially (light grass), pollen, flowers and then large amounts of fermented honey/molasses notes. Lightly sourish, cidery notes, or however you describe that distinctive aroma. Moderately sweet, no yeast. Flavor of light molasses, or honey, can’t tell the difference yet. Some light bittering hops on the end and maybe a touch of DMS or meatiness. Medium attenuation, definitely sweet, but the hops do balance and the sharpness from fermentation does too. Unfortunately, I do get a fair amount of tin on the finish. Large bubbled, somewhat sharp carbonation, lightly sticky, honeyish texture, though watery on end too. They definitely should not be calling this a beer on the label.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at the sunset grill,Boston...
Appearance:Clear gold,no head....
Flavor:Strong honey flavor,watery...
I rate it like a beer not like a mead...
heemer77 (5167) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Honestly, I don’t think this was a mead. The body is light golden with a thin white head. The aroma is peaches with some cinnamon and honey. The taste was sweet with honey, pears and cinnamon. I found this to be very sweet. However, after realizing it was a mead, that is not out of line.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, well chilled, purchased at my place of employment (City Market, Burlington). Pours an oily, clear light amber-gold with a tiny fizzy head quick-diminishing....simple floral-honey aroma, not unpleasant but rather weak and extremely sweet....fizzy, cidery mouthfeel, flavor is pretty much all honey and a touch of apple, really not bad at all except for the fairly strong mineral-iron quality near the finish...much like a cheap 6-pack-type cider (Woodchuck, Ace et al.), more readily drinkable than any mead I’ve had but without much character or interest.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear golden body with almost no head. The nose is weak but there’s definitely hints of honey there. Flavor is a watery lager dominated by honey. That’s it. Drinkable, but not even close to enjoyable.
Frank (3292) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ha! Mead. Right. I guess it is technically but who cares?
Very clear honey color w/ no head as you would expect in a beer like concoction made w/o any sort of grain. Nose is floral. Something about it reminds me of ginger ale. Actually--despite my ealrier comments, this does taste something like a mild sparkling mead. The honey is right out front w/ some fruity and floral notes. Carbonation is sharp and prickly. Overall a decent beer like concoction. I think others are being overly harsh.