Helsdon (158) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is there a buzz about this beer? Or rather mead, which I know nothing about. It’s could be the bee’s knees, or just a mead from the b-list. But I like Rogue enough that I made a bee line, (which honestly is a rather wandering thing) for this beer, uh, mead. It pours yellow with a little cloud, and the head only develops after the pour to a dense white sheeting of head, thanks to a pop-like carbonation of big bubbles. Your get the honey in the nose, a touch of fish (fresh, not old and stinky) and that’s about it. Very sweet on the first sip, honey of course, a little zing on the palate, fairly thin on the finish. Not a lot of complexity here, but it’s something new for me and I appreciate that. But this place isn’t called ratemead so I fear, Rogue, the honeymoon is over, and your mead isn’t getting a great rating.
Fishhead1227 (1) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First I need to start out that I am almost appalled at the comments and ratings on this individual alcoholic beverage being compared to beer. This is mead. You do not use wheat or barley or hops, you use water and honey. This is not a beer and you cannot compare it to a beer, it is a category all in itself.
I rated this mead based on this experience alone, although I feel I should give it a higher mark to offset the low ratings from some people who don’t really understand what mead is. That being the case, I must now second guess every other rating for every beer on this website due to lack of knowledge of the beer that is being rated. This is my first entry, I feel I have to defend this one because I feel so highly about it.
Locally here in Memphis we have a growler store, I picked up a half-gallon and brought it home and poured it into a snifter. Naturally, allow it to breathe for a bout 3 to 5 minutes and check the nose. Immediately I smell beeswax and clover honey, there is a very subtle hints of citrus and Jasmine. On the mouth feel, it is very light and crisp, sharp carbonation, almost
Champagne like, flavors of honey, lemon zest, hints of rice cake(seriously). The very first taste is not as impressive as I would hope but the following sips lead to a brighter and more round flavor. The finish is quite dry, unexpected yet quite satisfying. It reminds me of a dry white wine with a slight sweetness to it. Not a homemade mead yet it doesn’t taste mass produced. $10 for a 64 ounce draft growler is well worth my money and a nice break from beer. I recommend to anyone not delving into Bud or Coors as their go to beer.
giancarloh (52) - - JUN 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really fruity very good taste but doesn't fill my taste for beer bit is not that bad to hate it will recommend to all my female friends because of its smoothness
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m not too familiar with meads, but this would appear to be more of a hybrid mead to me. Very light and airy, with champagne yeast effervescence. Pour is mostly clear with a yellowish tint, minimal head.
Fruity, with notes of honey. Very carbonated mouthfeel. Perfect session summer beer in my book, sweet like a cider and refreshing. Nothing too special as it doens’t have a complex flavor or texture.
smaynard6000 (633) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Hazy golden in appearance with small fizzy white head. Aroma is somewhat like white wine. Somewhat sweet honey flavor along with some tartness. Light-to-medium bodied. I haven’t had too many meads, but this was palatable and drinkable for me.
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours Almost clear yellow gold with a bubbly white head. Tastes like honey, apples, light citrus, very light spice, slightly dry, light sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like fermenting apples and spicy honey.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wasn’t expecting much out of this one but it was decent. The honey wasn’t too overwhelming.
BVery (6189) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Pale washed out yellow pour with no head. Mild honey and jasmine, tastes artificial - this isn’t working for me at all.
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
hazy honey, thinnest white ring. Foot and plastic nose, contrasts strongly with honey sweetness. Stale pale malt flavor up front, light dms mid with papery and fizzy spent grain in the finish, lightly sticky honey throughout the watery.
BRW (1001) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At BBF. Golden colour with white head. Wine, honey aroma. Sweet, honey, vinegar and acid taste. Light body.