nogov (121) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is wonderful rich honey + oranges. Very fresh honey aroma permeates. Pours crystal clear. Pale gold. Once it warms, honey strands appear. Taste is clearly honey. Right down to those sharp, back of the tongue characteristics. Orange prescence on initial blush, that mutates to honey mineral finish. Slight heat from alcohol. Finish is long and lingering.
AR (944) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong honey aroma and flavor. Orange flavor also presents itself, more than I really expected. Good chilled or at room temperature. Have not tried warm, yet.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light golden color. Nice honey, sweet glazed brown sugar, melon, flower floral aromas. Sweet pale filtered honey, melon, flower flavors, not too boozy--decent
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear yellow, with an aroma of sweet organic honey, with that waxy earthy "real" honey vibe. Taste was the same, but with a slight citrus tone on the back end. Otherwise it was what I dreamed of in a "honey wine" Lots of sweetness, lots of honey, nice and organic and earthy and delicious.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2011 mid summer morning mead tasting at Vintage, nice place, y’know? Very clear. Like cider. Barely any yellow at all. Faint aroma of flowers. First taste says it is very low in alky, even watered down but I see the alky is high and it must hide it well. Easy going and mild on the tongue, even enjoyable. Goes down easy for a mead. Some plastic band-aid in the finsh, just barely.
radagast83 (3798) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle. Poured a golden straw color. Aroma is a bit boozy, honey, touch of apple tartness. Flavor is slightly sweet, with a touch of what I suppose was a bit woody.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my first mead ever, and it’s really tasty. Aroma is honey, apricot, and maybe some hints of vanilla. Color is a pale gold. Taste is butterscotch, big apricot and hint of alcohol. Palate is very clean. Would like to try more meads.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at Blind Tiger NYC. Pours a pale amber. Nose is quite fruity and vinous. Still. Light honey note as well. Very balanced on the taste with honey, apricot, pear coming through. A light alcohol note as well. Sweet and acidic. Very nice.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey. Clear. Mead as mead is. How many descriptives are there for a mead? It has honey; it was made with yeast.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backroom sample from the bottle at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma is sweet honey with a faint but of spice. Taste is overly sweet and closer to apple cider than mead. Very light notes of honey, spice and a fair bit of alcohol. Medium bodied.