574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample(s). Straw golden with a thinner eggshell head. Nose mostly of flowers and herbal jasmine, some vibrant champagne yeastiness. Lightly sweet, not exactly bitter but definitely on the dry side. Lighter, crisp, effervescent, with a mid-length herbal dry finish. I thought this was pretty good, certainly refreshing, especially ice cold. I appreciate the dryness.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Active carbonation, yellowish color. Aroma of floral jasmine tea. Unique flavors, watered down honey, bready champagne yeast flavors, and jasmine. Very thin, watery textured.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
VEry bad. Tasteless and with no features to remember. Was with no tatse neither aroma there.
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fizzy, pale gold, not much head. Smells like grape suckers, honey, and flowers. Light, effervescent palate. Lots of honey, grape, and white wine. As it warms, the sweetness becomes more prominent, and the floral and herbal notes emerge, as well as a kinda unpleasant medicinal note. Actually better when ice cold...
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml. Clear golden with a lively body that maintains a small covering of bubbles. Aromas of beeswax and light flowery pollen. Flavors are the same, plus some apple cider and a hint of cinnamon developing later on. Light body is watery and sweet with a lightly astringent finish and highly carbonated. Tastes like what you would expect for a watered down mead: not great, but not a terrible thing for a summer day. I would recommend splitting the bomber bottle three or more ways though, as the sweetness gets to be a bit much after 8 ounces or so.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House. Clear apple juice color with a minimal head and nil legs. Aroma is a little soapy with some spice behind it. Light-bodied and effervescent with flavors of sweet spices and lightly tart fruit. The finish is short and fruity. Not a winner overall.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond store. Thanks Tom. Pours pale yellow, slightly hazy with a pinkish head, aroma of honey, peach, flavor is slightly sour with peach and jasmine, light bodied
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at Beoir Go Leoir. Intensely floral jasmine, honey, and white grape aroma. Slight hazy pink-green tinged straw color. Lightly sweet honey and intensely floral jasmine flavor - just like my favorite Dragon Pearl jasmine tea. I especially appreciate that the honey sweetness was subdued, allowing the jasmine tea flavor to shine through. Light side of medium body, soft - almost flat carbonation. I’m aware that I’ve given what seems like an over the top rating by comparison to all others. I’m a huge jasmine tea lover, as well as strong floral flavors, and that’s what this mead delivered. I’m not surprised that this isn’t highly rated, because I’ve noticed most beer drinkers aren’t all that fond of big flowery flavors.
kerenmk (2269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond store. Thanks Tom. Clear peachy colour with a frothy white head. Peach, fruit wine aroma, tea bitterness, jasmine and grapes. Medium body, sticky, sourish finish.
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom. Transparent, slightly yellowish, water color. Aroma of honey, alcohol and spices, a bit vinous. Flavor of cheap semi-dry sparkling wine with some honey and a slightly spicy finish. Light-bodied with strong carbonation. Really not my thing.