adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a thin off-white head. Big green apple, sweet honey, floral, nectar aroma. Bubbly, soda-like mouth feel. Strangely a little bitter, fizzy, sweet honey, green apple flavor. Carbonation is pretty high and makes this one pretty hard to drink.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Looks like apple juice with a modest white head and a fermented honey aroma. I donít know what they were thinking in the 1700s, but this mead is likely the worst tasting I have had. I think it might be too much jasmine. Meadís best feature, the honey, is obscured by the jasmine. Just barely drinkable.
Nephilium (1219) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very mild honey aroma. Pours a pale, light yellow, with visible carbonation and just a ring of foam for a head. Almost no residual sugar left, and a strange apple flavor. Very dry, and not much going on. Pretty disappointing.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fruit, cider qualities and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is fruit/cherries/raspberries, some cider characteristics, mild sweetness and a very tangy/sour finish. Not very familiar with meads but it was decent.
SusieSnow (3) - Auburn, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am a big Rogue fan so I ordered the Mead. I was so disappointed. I have had many meads, to which I compared this to. It was flat and flavorless. The entire bar was joking about it including the bartender. They wonít even waste it on cooking. Sad this adventure didnít work. Maybe a few revisions and try it again. My description was: PBR with a whif of the floral but missed the honey.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear faint yellow with almost no head. Gusher out of the bottle. Floral and honeysuckle and soap. Thin on the palate. Not that bad, but not like a mead. More like a braggot.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm. Well, there is a nice nose here. Slightly floral, slight honey. Light hazy yellow pour. Thin and watery moves to slightly bitter / tannic then to sour. Itís not bad, but it also isnít good. I would have loved to have more honey here, more sweetness.
ellolovey (404) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. Pours a peachish golden color with tons of active carbonation. Pours like a champagne. Aroma of honey, jasmine and green tea with hints of peppermint. Taste reminds me of a soft dinner mint. Very dry and has a soapy feel. Taste like watered down champagne and honey. Subtle green tea and jasmine. Not as sweet as I would have liked and definitely too dry.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours honey golden with a half finger head that reduces immediately, yet I did not expect a head at all, being mead and all. Aroma is very floral actually, honeysuckle, and actually tea leaves, sweet. The taste is weird, it tastes like a sweet tart. literally the candy, it tastes just like a sweet tart, very weird, unique, appealing I think, but weird. I donít know what to think about this, I donít actually taste much honey, but candy, my guess is from the Jasmin green tea leaves, I much prefer pure honey mead. Rerate- Getting less impressed with this as i drink it, having had real mead, this aint it, thatís for sure!!
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Full bodied mead with some witbier notes. Maybe a slight sour funk too. Clear gold pour. Very much a honey wheat beer. Not particularly complex but not as bad for the style as the rating might suggest.