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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Gold Medal Winner in the Hydromel category (less than 10% alcohol) at the 2003 International Mead Festival! Made with the addition of Apricot puree for a dryer, tart, more traditional tasting mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3777) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
(draft @ Avenue Pub - New Orleans, LA) Clear gold pour with a soapy white head. Very sweet aroma with lots of apricots present. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a lot of honey and apricot. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
16oz can 2/7/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38° in Snifter-Pours a clear light golden with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of honey and champagne. Taste of honey, champagne, and slight apricot. This light bodied beverage is not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dentoro1231 (13) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Just average, nothing bad, nothing outlandish either..the Sam Adams of meads. Some apricot and peach.Light and that all I got to say about that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Decent fruity aroma, apples and tart apricot, but the rest falls a little short. Nothing bad, but not worth the premium mead costs...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Very clear. Almost like water. No head. No aroma so to speak. Tastes like pear juice with about 2% alcohol. If its h8... wow, I can believe that. Its very enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Sweet honey cloying apple glow washed light yellow good overall satisfying borderline

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7576) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Can. Pours a clear pale yellow with minimal carbonation and no head. Aroma has a nice sweet apricot note that works well with the honey and just a hint of dryness. Flavor is similarly sweet with honey and apricot up front and some more dry honey in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1559) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Apricots are the dominate aroma. A pino grigio hued pour. The tastes are subdued but honey and apricots greet the palate first followed by a champagne-like crisp finish. Overall, enjoyable but I perfer a fuller body as exhibited in Vikings Blod.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (1954) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Light golden pour from a 500 mL can. I didn’t know these guys put stuff in cans and when I found some on sale for $6 I had to buy a few. Lots of stuff going on in the nose. Pretty dry, slightly tart, not much honey left in the taste of this one. Slightly metallic finish. This is just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Redstone. Clear pour with a light fizz. Aroma of sweet apricot, honey, apple, sugar, and lots of flowers. Slight spice/cinnamon, yeast, and grass. Sweet flavor of honey, sugar, and fruit. Mild apricot tartness, champagne, apple, and yeast flavors as well. A fair amount of spice and flower character, too.

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