mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 7, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy purple, pink head. aroma of berries alcohol, honey and lemon zest. acidic mixed berry flavour with blackberries and raspberries being the most noticeable.
robinvboyer (2578) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
very much like wine, but so sweet.
It was decent quite cold cause it cut the sweetness a biut, but as it warmed up it became so sweet it was undrinkable
Cartoonkhaki (1181) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grape juce look... aroma of berries and sweetness. Flavour is very wine like, with a dryness and a sour tartness. Weak bodied.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Headless grape Kool-Aid body. Smells of Welche’s grape juice, quite tart. Flavour is similarly tart with underlying alcohol. Quite dry but with sweetish grape and random berry fruit flavours. Average saccharine palate, bordering on thin. Not entirely unpleasant but not what I was in the mood for either.
HogTownHarry (5653) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (750ml). Sampled at BeerBistro - 2005 GTA Golden Tap Awards. Hazy dark red wine-looking with a week pink head. Smelled like a jar of "all berries" jam mixed with a wine cooler and a squeeze of lemon. Tasted strongly of anonymous alcohol and concentrated mixed berry-fruit drink - the huge sugar hit is tempered a little by some tartness (I guess there’s real fruit in there), but still pretty tough to take. Who would drink 750ml of this stuff? A family of drunken hummingbirds? Sticky and carbonated mouthfeel. Didn’t like it - too strong and artificial overall.
Gorbalev (2827) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
TFOB sample. This is a mead? Ok.....Dark red pour. Very sweet aroma, the best part of the drink. Mouth puckering sweetness, terribly unbalanced and pretty artificial. Strong, tart and very carbonated - alcopop all the way. I’ve had a couple of decent meads, but this surely isn’t one of them.
Crockett (960) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml. Pours a fruity looking red with a white/pinky head disipating quickly. Lemony berry and cheap red wine aroma. Lots of booze and McCain’s berry punch flavour. Lots of fizz. Notes of honey, yeast, and some light gueuze-like sourness. The scarey thing: It’s pretty crappy and a novelty, but it doesn’t taste as bad as I thought it would. I don’t know why Trafalgar doesn’t concentrate on making either one good mead, or two decent meads, or a braggot instead of this bizarre concoction.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught sample at TFOB 2005. Dark ruby colour with a small pink head. Sickly sweet jam-like aroma. Highly carbonated body. Flavour starts sweet as well, but develops enough tartness in the middle to be somewhat refreshing. Still, calling this a "mead" is a real stretch - "sugary alcopop" is a more suitable description.
pintbypint (1979) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
650ml brown bottle. Tasted at room temp. Poured raspberry red colour, no head. Odd aroma of cheese, and strong raspberry jam. Sour mix of flavours - raspberries, green grapes. A bit acidic. No detectable alcohol or honey. Medium bodied, carbonation is rather light. 650ml of this stuff is too much.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rupy coloured with a tiny pinkish head immdeiately reducing to nothing. Aromas are mostly strawberry and raspberry, with some blueberry and other fruit aromas present. Slight sour notes in the aroma too. Taste is sweet strawberries, cherry, raspberry. Thin bodied, watery. ALcohol not noticable at all. This is 9%? Tastes more like a strawbeery wine cooler than a mead. Maybe it needs some age? I give Trafalgar credit for being a niche player here and trying something new with these fruity meads, but this is not what I expect in a mead.