aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling mead, bottle, nice mead! NOT BEER. LEARN THAT AND STOP CALLING IT BEER. I mean it’s not even close... this was made with two kinds of honey, and blackraspberries.
Not as rich or dark as is usually pictured. It was light pink, with a small sweet bright raspberry flavor, and finishes with nice smooth honey wine flavor. Carbonated, so in my opinion not as good as still. Still very nice. I prefer this to sparkling wines.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at the 2006 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. This mead pours a light raspberry color. Small head. Aroma is raspberry, fruity and sweet some honey. A light to medium bodied mead. Lots of raspberry and fruit flavors. Semi sweet raspberries with some honey flavor. Very easy drinking mead. A little sticky tasting, but that is kind of expected. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong ale fest 06 at pizza port: my first mead, so maybe this rating is biased. it tasted just as i thought a mead would taste like. lots of honey and raspberry and very thin but sticky mouthfeel.
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Guest brew at Breckenridge Pub 9/28/06. Aroma is sweet with some raspberry--almost like koolaid. Color is a clear pinkish red with no head. Flavor - carbonation is pretty prominent, but afterwards, sweetness with slight fruitiness. Very smooth. Overall, an easy drinking mead, but there’s no honey flavor, no evidence of alcohol, no warming. A little too doctored for my taste.
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Pelican Pacific city OR. Pours out a Purple with almost no head. Has Raspberry arom and tast. Very tasty. The best Beery drink i have had i would have to say.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Papago: Nice fresh blackberry aroma, lightly tart though it’s definitely far from a lambic sour/tart scent, along with some hints of clover/flowers. The taste is actually quite a bit less sweet than I expected - the sparkling carbonation probably helps to keep this down. Blackberry flavors are well integrated within the mead, showing themselves as the highlight but not completely taking over. Light sugar and honey hit the palate later, then finishes with some interesting earthy/wax/honey notes that seem somewhat dry and provide a nice contrast to the mild sweetness inherant in the flavor. This is definitely not too sweet, and much less so than many other meads I’ve tasted. Light-medium bodied, lively carbonated, lightly sticky, though the carbonation really makes this one quick drinkable.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Sampled at the 2006 San Diego Festival of Beers 9/22/06. Deep purple color with no head. The aroma was quite sweet and the taste was incredibly fruity. It is extremely drinkable, its good I wasn’t driving because it tastes like the abv should be 2.5% if that.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wife asked for a sample of this while at Papago. Due to alochol content she only took a sip. Had a great blackberry aroma. Flavors of blackberry and sugar sweetness. Somewhat tart and a sticky fruit aftertaste on palate.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smelled like a berry soda, or candy. Flavor was very sweet, like a wine cooler, without the fizz. Very fruity, but too sweet and syrupy. ABV noticed as it warmed.
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2006 Bottle. Pours a still ruby red. Only a fleeting bubble or two on the surface. Nose is berry-ish but not really overpowering and doesn’t have much honey aroma either. The taste is a soft honey mead with raspberry preserves added. That’s the easiest way for me to describe it. Body is light and dry towards the end. Very slick feel as well. Finishes with more berry notes, light honey-ish flavors and mild alcohol. Overall, it’s not too sweet or honey flavored. There’s some soft berry notes, but otherwise it’s kind of tame.