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Brewed by Trafalgar Ales & Meads
Style: Mead
Oakville, Canada

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made from the juice of exotic black currants, this mead is delightfully zesty with a rich purple colour


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2003
Purple colour. Alcohol & black currants in the aroma. Wine-like body, fresh juicy flavours. The syrup comes on a little strong, outmuscling the alcohol. For me, this works but I know it's not traditional in a mead.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8848) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
fizzy syrup. This is not real mead but some juice and hopes. They say it will improve with age.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
Light purpley colour with a fruity alcohol aroma. Dry finish. Not found of this,mostly because I don't like the currants. The raspberry is better.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
[498-20070810] Tap @ TFOB (Toronto, ON). Mouldy yeast and black currant fruit and medium alcohol aroma. Clear, dark bright red with a quick light red head. Mouldy fruit yeast continues in flavour with alcoholic black currant seeds. Medium body has a long aftertaste and is a little bitter. Not as shocking as the raspberry (perhaps since it was just sampled) but still made with the same unpleasant yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4588) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 (200ml bottle) Many thanks to Cartoon_Khaki for the opportunity to try this mead. Volcanic, small carbonation. Thin pink head. Beautiful cranberry body. Nose of currants, red wine and alcohol. Sweet, then bitter with a dry finish. Sour flavour. Evident currants. Nice. Much better than the Raspberry... Thanks again, Rob!

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
sickly sweet, and artificial. served ice cold, was too sweet to drijnk, and had an odd plastic aftertaste, tried it when it warmed up a bit, even worse.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2003
Aroma is of cheap wine, cranberry colour, no head. Cold, strong tasting red wine, alcohol kick. Sweet, harsh, not my cup of tea!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
Deep purple colour. Fruity and slightly boozy aroma. Flavour is initially fruity and sweet, but before it gets to cloying, there's a nicely dry & tart finish. I've got no idea if this resembles a traditional mead, but as far as alcoholic fruit drinks go, it's not bad.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
matt7215 (2222) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
bomber shared at a KW group tasting. pours murky purple. gross. aroma of black current, meat, very sweet. flavour was a little better then the aroma. i could have finished my glass but chose not to. thanks for the share jesse.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
Bomber- Poured a 3 oz sample. Purple body with some fizzy pinkish head. Strong fruity aroma of currants I guess, and wildberries.Sweet plum, currant, very fruity. Mildly cloying as it warms. So don’t let it warm. Finish is dry with some bitterness.


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