MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$8 bucks for this 5% mead! 8!!
Sparkling, clear, pale lager. Lingering quarter inch of white seltzer head.
Smells waxy & floral. Rose. Rind. Melon?
Tastes like fruity, soft, pedestrian pale ale. Apple, cherry pit, with maybe a marzipan sort of sweetness. Delicate honey & candlewax finish. Tight carbonation. Tiny bit of body. Crispy.
Why use champagne yeast to brew to 5%? Was this watered down from full strength? Sparkling meads are few & far between, at least intentional ones. I can see this getting shit rates from people who sip a sample. Pretty subtle, but pretty clean as far as meads go, which is maybe just a little odd.
chinchill (1955) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head on this light amber beer. Excellent clarity; light carbonation by appearance.
Smooth; light carbonation; ABV feels (and tastes and smells) very low for style.
O: a very light mead in every sense, with a pleasant citrus/honey/bread flavor.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22floz/650ml bottle into a wine glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Kind of sweet. Purple "grape" medicine.
Appearance: Hazy bright yellow body, soda-like dissipating white head.
Taste: Wheat toast on arrival, then a sweet medicinal "grape" flavor.
Palate: Quite sticky, light/medium body. Finish is medium-long and sweet.
Overall: My first mead, so I donít have anything to compare it to as far as mead goes. It was interesting. I donít know that Iíd seek it out as a go-to drink. Would recommend it though.
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, quickly disapating with no lacing. Aroma is honey, jasmine, and straw. Flavor is jasmine, honey, straw and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
DuffMan (6866) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Extremely effervescent, soda-ish carbonation that forms no head; body is hazy pale cornflower yellow. Aroma is highly floral, yeasty, and sweet. The palate is remarkably thin and airy, very seltzer-like, with not-too-sweet flavours of honey and jasmine flower with chalky notes. The finish is nonexistent-- there is no trace of any flavour left behind, very much like a Perrier in mouthfeel and finish. Odd, but it matched our 32-degree sunny day.
League_ofBeers (16) - - AUG 11, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Honey, bubblegum nose. Citrus berry flavour. Crisp, dry. Very little Aceldahyde (spelling?).
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LucyCorne (25) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy appearance. Sweet aroma and well balanced flavor. Honey and berries on aroma and flavor.
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear pale yellow with a few white bubbles. Taste is honey, jasmine, floral and yeast. Taste is medium sweet with a honey, dry and jasmine finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is flat.
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rouge SF. Press hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, jasmine, some apple , bakers yeast and honey. Flavor is sweet and somewhat sour with some citrus , honey, apples and yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. A lightly unclear one, with some white bubbles on top. Lots of flowers in the aroma, citrusy notes too. Not much else, but whatís there is pleasant. Thin on the palate, dry and still. Flowers dominates the flavor too. Nice, but maybe a bit too much. Anyway, I like it. 130805