jonno (2013) - JAPAN - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like my meads sweet. This is very tart and thin. Interesting and the tart raspeberry is an interesting interplay on the soft sweetness, but I won’t head back for more considering the range of Meads available. Short finish.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the meadery
Ruby color, very bright. The aroma is mild, more berry-prominent and less vinous than the Blackberry. Semi-sweet mead, with evident raspberry juice, and some of the pungent character typical of raspberries, providing the necessary acidity too; light final tartness.
Very good, but the blackberry is more elegant.
nsquishee (510) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like raspberry honey. Flavors of rose wine, honey, raspberry, and sour/tart fruit. Very interesting. I like.
MeadMe (1089) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice wine color of red. Aromas of mildly tart red berries and hints of light honey. Good balance here. The berries are on the tart side for sure, they cut through the sweetness of the honey making this one quite addictive. The marriage of honey and fruit is nice.
brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours ruby red raspberry, aroma is vinegar similar to wine with over ripe fruit such as strawberries or raspberries. The flavor is all raspberries, alcohol, medium body, tasty. I could find nothing wrong with this mead, but I don’t think thats enough to get a perfect or even close to a perfect score, I think that it needs to be an exemplary example of the style to deserve a perfect score in any of the categories. My struggle was I don’t have enough experience with Mead to even know what an outstanding Mead tastes like, I just did the best that I could.
poisoneddwarf (1308) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle poured into wine glass, shared. Drank 8/29/10. Aroma is a little subdued at first, but opens up quite a bit as it warms. Raspberries and faint honey are the obvious (and only) aromas. Pours a cranberry red hue. Taste is sweet and sour with little bitterness. Nice pronounced honey flavor intermingles with the raspberry for a nice, round, full-bodied mouthfeel. Somewhat syrupy, like honey. Delicious.