tompete (251) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml ceramic bottle. Pours a reddish gold with a virtually nonexistent off white head. Aroma of dark caramel malts and citrus. Flavour is sweet and alcohol with a little malt and honey. Finish is smooth and sweet. Reminiscent of white zin for some reason.
Metalchopz (2668) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Single ceramic bottle, painted somewhat gold, from the LCBO. After just finishing their ginger mead, there is not way this could be worst. Golden colour with a bigger head. Pear and apple aromas at first, but eventually, lots of caramel come out. Thankfully, not as sour as the other one. Caramel, apples and some milder lemon citrus. Gets cloudy like the other, near the last pour. This one is definitely better than their ginger mead, but still, not the best of mead.
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weighty ceramic corked & caged bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Medium golden pour. Sweet honey and grains aroma, light plastic undertones. Honey sweetness competes with some unpleasant phenols that grow increasingly intrusive. Pretty bad.
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the greatest Mead in the world, but it will introduce someone to the drink well. Flavor is sweet, slightly stale honey, some grainy malt, and some very faint hops with some fruitiness to it as well. Not too complex though. Very little carbonation almost felt like drinking an oddly flavored wine in the mouth. This is pretty standard, it won’t blow you away, but it shouldn’t make you cringe.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow gold with no head. Sweet, very sweet. Just a bit tart. Hard to review a mead on a beer site. It alright, not great but not horrible.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[5134-20130222] 500mL ceramic bottle. Honeyed floral wheat aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet honey grains flavour. Light-medium body. Not terrible, but close. (5/3/5/3/8) 2.4
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc)
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UDBeernut (2243) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
picked up a 500 ml ceramic bottle last trip into Canada about a year ago. Pours clear yellow amber, minimal head. Nose of honey and faint flowers. taste is of bandaid adhesive, honey. Gross and a drain pour.
schedia (14) - - MAY 26, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ml. ceramic fancy bottle. Pours a hazy, no head no lacing dark orange colour drink. Soft aroma of yeast, grape, green apple with other fruity notes. A little bit of floral honey and no hops.
More a carbonated juice, or a cider drink with alcohol Not my kind of beer.
DeanF (1935) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I always love these fancy jars and packages for beers, but of course when you splurge on such things it’s a risk that the quality of the actual beer can be compromised.... but the jar throws me back to 1500 when I was in a smoky tavern, wood and feces galore, sailors just back from the New World regailing me with stories, urging me to open it before the pressgangers stormed tha place.... Very little pressure pulling the cork off, obviously not much yeast in the mix. Soft aroma of yeast and apple. Foggy body with just a small head, but solid and reliable. The flavour, though - the flavour! A great mix of light ale and mead, cider notes, incredibly well balanced. It’s not a mead, yet it is, as it delivers mead taste with a decent beer carbonation on the back end. Modestly dry finish. This is a good experiment that turns out as a success.
deleeuwman (1) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is indeed a nice refreshing drink that has a pleasant after taste and settles smoothly in the stomach.