Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not sure what is happening here but the 1998 vintage of this, in 2013 IS INSANE. So smooth and sweet even at 11.3%(originally). Good god that is delicious.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrus aroma, almost acidic. Slightly green-tinged clear pour. Honey with orange blossom flavor. Residual sweetness. Low carbonation and thin mouthfeel. A drinkable mead, but get the sampler size.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted sweet and tart, with pronounced honey flavor. A complex palate, and a very smooth beer. Aroma of lemons and honey. Cloudy, like a white peach, in color. I wondered if the slight spiced flavor was hops, yeast, or actual spices. Yummy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy white-to-pale yellow in color with a medium white head. This has a great honey aroma. The taste is medium honey, medium sweetness, but big tartness from the unfiltered yeast. This is very unusual; I’ve never had a mead quite like this. It could best be described as a mixture of hefeweizen and mead, and that’s what it looks like, too. Fascinating in its blend of apple and honey flavors.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Widmer pub. Pours hazy milky yellow with a thin white head. This is my second go at carbonated mead and I like the texture, well the first one was a bit heavier and better, this was a bit to spritzy for me. Very light, sweet honey and lots of clovey spices. Sort of fruity character to it, almost felt like a mix of beer and mead at times, maybe due to the thinness. Interesting, but the taster was plenty for me.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/19/08 On draught at the Portland brewhouse. Aroma is classic sour mead, lightly fruity sweet/sour, with disctict honey character. Appearance is the real departure, with straw haziness approximating that of a belgian wit and no head. Flavor is a blend of classic honey mead character and ciderlike notes of pear and apple dancing with a faint resiny character that is more like paper than the normally objectionable starchiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, warm, with a sweet finish. Overall, quite good, with a lot of traditional character blended with cider notes.