badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of a Worthog. Light purple/pink color. Aroma of blackberries and raspberries. Much the same in the taste. Very light bodied, fruity and thin. Didn’t even seem alcoholic. A bit tart.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours sparkling pinkish red with little head. Sweet fruity aroma. The flavor has a nice raspberry sweetness. Clean and refreshing.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Much drier and bland than one would expect for a mead with fruit added. The dryness really takes away from what you’re hoping from the raspberries.
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 New rating: 2/9/10; even better than the first time. Old rtating: (2.7) From a bottle at the Vintage Estates in Boardman, nice place. Reddish pink with what looks to be some carbonation within! Sweet fruity aroma, overall a very nice and attractive presentation prior to tasting. Surprizingly there is some carbonation on the palate during the sipping, very welcomed. Lighteer and less viscous than other meads. I am fairly sure this was the raspberry and not the boysenberry but the bottles on this site look exactly the same. Anyways, there is a slight raspberry flavor on top of the typical mead wine attributes. That carbonation sure does add enjoyment to these meads. Decent sweet wine finsh. Tho not an expert on meads, this is the best I’ve ever tasted.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Trappeze Pub, Athens GA
pours huez red/ruby thin and quickly disappearing head.
taste and aroma, lots of sweet raspberries and honey, light to medium carbonation with hints of fruit tartness in the finish.
Overall palate has some boozy notes and syrupy/coating mouthfeel.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous blue flip top bottle. I wonder why more drinks aren’t put in blue bottles? Big pop when opening the bottle. Dark red/orange colored. Pretty much zip head, but there’s lots of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of raspberries, almost wine-like. Definite honey flavor. "Thickness" in the body as you drink it. As it has a good carbonation level, and is only 8% in alcohol this would be a good replacement for beer or wine colors where those would normally be consumed.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pink and very flat. This beer reeks of washing up liquid, cough medicine and sloe gin. It is a badboy. There is a big root beer herbalness. It is how I would imagine smoking a menthol and eating jelly at the same time to be. Very medicinal, fucking mental.
The slick and flat textures work well with the flavours though. I think I like the novelty a little too much, I know I shouldn’t...
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - APR 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste 4/9 bottle. Looks: Clear raspberry body. Aroma: Raspberry sweetness. Taste: Sweet and sour effervescent raspberry in a somewhat watery and buttery body.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft 2 Good Night Irenes Pours a clear red cranberry color, with no head at all. Has aroma of soapand raspberry. Has an alright carbination. A sweet flavor of berries. The finish is alright. This is ok but not really my style.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Light pink/purple pour with zero head, though some fizzy carbonation present. Aroma of alcohol, honey and faint raspberries. Taste of grapejuice, yeast, honey and raspberries. Thin mouthfeel and light finish. My first mead, so I will have to rerate but I thought it was a nice light beverage for after dinner.