Superstition Maenad Mead
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
A traditional dry mead aged on Hungarian Oak

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SolWine (7) - London, - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
As usual superstition delivers a punchy liquor ending. The pear is not prevalent over the honey, but still a nice touch. The honey sweetness lingers on the tongue to mellow the sour tart aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Batch 1; mail-order from Superstition Meadery Pours a honey yellow color; aroma is honey and oak from the aging barrel. Taste is as expected, with good semi-sweet to drier honey flavor that lasts through the finish. More of a sipper, but a solid example of a traditional mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebitterendaz (35) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Not their best effort. Dry mead aged in Hungarian oak. Too boozy and hot for my taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle share courtesy of Dak, thanks! It pours with a clear water looking body that has a slight yellow hue to it. The aroma offers up waxy honey sweetness mixed with a pear like fruitiness and some booziness at the end of the draw. The taste has a quick honey sweetness that gets consumed by tartness that rolls into boozy hot roughness that has a rubbing alcohol feel to it. Overall a little too tart and too darn boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jntfan1978 (50) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
Clear yellow golden pour. Dry up front, some honey flavors, the oak comes through in taste and nose lending to the earthy and dry on the finish. Not my fav

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (959) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Odd semi-boozy smell. Taste was light honey with a relatively bitter aftertaste for a mead. Not my thing. Was among my least favorite of the 13 meads of Superstition?s that I tried at the tasting, and my sentiments were echoed by my peers. It?s not put together poorly or anything though; it says that they were trying to make a dry mead and that?s exactly what it is. Dry meads just aren?t my cup of tea, but I?m sure some people like them, so if that sounds like you, then give this one a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Taster during a sampling at Sibleys. OK, this is better than the bottle pour I had at a recent daknole mead gathering. Odd aroma of light spoiled pear, moldy grape, and light honeycomb. Pours an extremely light pear color. The taste is nowhere near as hot as I previously experienced; this time, it features extremely dry Chardonnay with light honey and vanilla along with a woody backbone. Thin palate with a bone-dry finish. Itís not as terrible as before, but Iím still not particularly fond of it, especially when Superstition makes so many other outstanding meads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy off white color with nice strong oak on the nose. This is a nice dry mead. This is interesting and a nice change of pace from the traditional sweet mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kondominium (14) - - APR 12, 2014
Dry mead. Not my favorite mead, a boozy finish. Almost in between a champagne and a mead.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadbow (84) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
No aroma. Very sweet with a dry finish. Taste the honey and the influence from the oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy by Me

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