Schramm’s Raspberry
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Fresh, ripe red raspberries and orange blossom honey make this well-balanced mead leave you wanting glass after glass. As the first mead ever made by Ken Schramm, renowned author of The Compleat Meadmaker, raspberry mead holds a special place in our heart, and our cellar. Among the most long-lived of melomels, Schramm’s Raspberry will age well for ten years or more. Enjoy with grilled salmon or a slice of rhubarb pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3604) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 375ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a dark ruby no head. Nose is nice raspberry jam sweetness tart and some sweetness. Taste is more of the raspberry jam sweetness tart honey and some booze. Pretty thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle sample @ Troy’s Bday tasting @ Stein & Vine. Thnaks Tchaos. Pourpre, huileux filament doré au verre. Arôme reste dans la lignée des Schramm’s, on s’en prend plein le nez au niveau du fruité, pas de compromis, on retrouve une framboise délicieuse, bouquet terreux légèrement suret avec une belle balance au bouquet mielleux et fleuri. Plais est épais, huileux, fruité à souhaite avec de belles notes de fruits rouges - framboises. Retrouve un léger côté âcre du fruits tellement c’est intense mais en positif. Schramm continue sur sa lancée des ’meads’ extrêmes au niveau du fruité, on est ici en contraste avec l’approche plus traditionaliste tel que on la voit en Pologne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1885) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Dark blood red. Very sweet raspberry. But a dry sweetness, like when you put too much sugar in cool aid. Touch of honey booze. Intense fruit flavor. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. Red pour with a thin head. Rich and jammy raspberry sweetness, low acidicty, some honey sweetness, and a delicious fresh raspberry finish. A nice tastey sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6055) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a clear purple ruby with no head. The aroma is strong berry, honey, booze. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, jammy, nice booze, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours purplish red - nose/taste of honey, raspberry and vanilla - medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Purple pour with no head. Raspberry, some honey sweetness aromas. Flavors are raspberry, dry and honey sweet tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2385) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep red body. Lots of raspberries, honey, black currant, blackberries, tartness, light alcohol. Great sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2015
First Schramm’s Pours a deep burgundian red. Nice clarity, looks sexy. Smells of honey, raspberry, a bit of blackberry, currants, some fruit blossoms. Nice nose. Flavor is very rich, lots of raspberry, cherry, acidity, rich honey tones, vinous character. Finish is rather sharp with a little tartness. Body is full, velvety like a good merlot, mildly tannic finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (3772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
375 ml bottle, wish it was in something bigger! Poured into a brandy snifter. The aroma has dry red wine like notes with big raspberry fruit juice sweetness. The taste is almost all raspberry juice, but there is that dry wine funk in there. Lightly syrupy body with no carbonation at all. This is just an all around awesome mead experience!

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