Raistlin (158) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer got a lot of recommendations so i tried it. It wasn’t bad, but i think it got over hyped. Slightly cloudy/hazy pour with a fast-fading white head. The nose has a bit of floral wildflower honey, light herbal character and a touch of white pepper. Jasmine comes out in after taste. Slightly zesty with a touch of citrus fruit. Not a mead with a ton of character, but it’s reasonably thirst-quenching and has some character.
SHIG (3785) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a yellow to golden with lots of carbonated bubbles. Thin white skim of a head on the top. Aroma was sweet honey and floral hints. Taste was very mixed with earth, floral and light honey. The finish was dry and carbonated.
I let this warm up to room temp and it seemed to get better as it warmed up. Also a lot of the carbonation flattened as it warmed, which in my opinion helped.
gregwilsonstl (1223) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jasmine. Really light gold. Light body. Floral. Not too dry not too sweet. Ok.
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, left with a light yellow-straw to golden color. Should be considered a metheglin for rating purposes (noticed one irate mead lover). Aroma strongly of wild honey, carbonation not unlike a prosecco, very fine, delicate bubbles roll across the tongue as you are taken away by honey. Jasmine shows up as a mild aftertaste, though not unnoticed. Semi-sweet, quite pleasant.
TheBeerVal (6) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome aroma - heavy on the honey. The taste is light on the jasmine; it’s present, but the honey is first and foremost. Still, it’s not cloyingly sweet. It has a slight tastness to balance it out. Maybe a little tart for a mead, but I dig it.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy/hazy pour with a fast-fading white head. The nose has a bit of floral wildflower honey, light herbal character and a touch of white pepper. Slightly zesty with a touch of citrus fruit. Not a mead with a ton of character, but it’s reasonably thirst-quenching and has some character.
robinvboyer (3357) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Hazy golden pour, with a tiny, quickly disapearing white head. There is a strong aroma of floral honey, some jasmin, some bitter green tea and what seems to be grape juice. Next to no carbonation, mouth feel is watery. Finish is slightly sweet, with no bitterness. Light honey notes with more of that odd welchs grape juice. This is odd, not terrible, but i dont see it as a mead.
jksipa (454) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Slightly hazy pale gold with a tiny white head that is quickly gone. Honey and light floral notes on the nose. Quite sweet honey start with a tart middle with some lemon. Medium mouth with quite active carbonation. Enjoyable, but as my first mead, not sure how it compares to others.
obguthr (4263) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Honey nose. Clear very pale yellow, still. Wow, this is super dry! Dry, and virtually flavorless. Subtle honey is detected on the back of the palate. Fizzy and harsh. Not my thing as I prefer sweeter meads, but this is not derserving of the very poor ratings.
Helsdon (229) - Toronto, Ontario, 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.