Earle Estates Meadery Reviews




pras
3.1
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Not really sure how to rate a mead. Tasted this one at the winery. When you add chocolate to the mix, the flavor of the mead is intensified and bursts of cherry. A nice diversion.
Saturday, November 24, 2012

egajdzis
2.8
Earle Estates Pear Mead
[Bottle @ Bear Pond WInery] Pale golden color with a small white head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of pear, honey, green apple, and citrus. Taste of the same, with honey, pear, and tart apple finish.
Monday, August 02, 2010

auerbrau
3.3
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
750mL bottle generously shared by Jeff and Bil. Aroma is subdued warm honey, a touch of smokey mesquite pod, and some faint earth and phenols. Strong drippy legs and a glowing crystal-clear sun-yellow. Flavors are moderate and fleeting. Light delicate honey notes, some potentially off smoky phenolic character and a hint of planty earth. Fleeting. The body is robust, but leaning moderately sweet, yet not overbearing. An alright mead, I suppose.
Friday, June 25, 2010

jkwalking05
2.6
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Pink in color with no head and little to no legs. Aroma is of cherry honey and light plastic/band-aid. Taste is of cherry pie. Very sweet.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tanker12
2.7
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
Aroma is basically wax, not very appealing. appearance is very light with a green hue. taste is sweet with a subtle honey flavor. The finnish is dry like a wine. Not bad but the aroma ruins it.
Saturday, February 13, 2010

bu11zeye
3.1
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear red body with lightly cascading legs. Aroma of cherry, honey, and delicate florals. Flavor of honey, earth, and grass.
Saturday, January 23, 2010

thirdeye11
3.8
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
( 750ml bottle thanks to bman1113VR) Pours clear red. Nose is floral, spices, cherry and wood. Taste of cherry pie filling, vanilla with a sweet cherry finish. No alcohol is detectable in this at all. Loved it!
Saturday, January 09, 2010

CaptainCougar
3.9
Earle Estates Blueberry Bounty
Bottle thanks to beerbill, sampled on 8/7/08: Pours bright ruby pink with thin legs. Aroma of fresh blueberries, black currants and floral honey. Body starts fairly full and viscous with good sweet honey and blueberry flavor throughout with a touch of brown sugar. A pretty nice mead.
Saturday, December 12, 2009

spkldhenlvr24
3.3
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
This is the first mead I have ever tried in my life so I chose a traditional mead, more true to the style. Served slightly chilled in a white wine glass. Pours a hazy, pale white wine appearance with a slight greenish hue. Really nice, slow syrup-like legs coating the glass. Aroma is honey, grapes(white-wine), alcohol, flowers, light mint and some unpleasant harsh, almost eyewatering scents of something! I couldnít quite figure it out. Flavor is sweet honey and grapes again with some apple. Somewhat cloying with some tangy funkyness on the tongue. Medium bodied. Dry, sweet alcohol finish. Very similar to a nice riesling(sweetness factor) but this mead has so much more going than that. I would like to think this was a good introduction into the world of meads, but there is obviously better out there.
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rosebud butternuts
3.1
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
bottle thanks to bman. poured reddish with no head. aroma was very fruity with honey as well. flavor was the same as well.
Thursday, October 22, 2009

mar
3.3
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Red with light bubbles. Honey, cherries and no alcohol on the nose. Decent mouthfeel and a flavor of tart cherries and a honey finish.
Saturday, October 17, 2009

angrypirate06
3.2
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Clear ruby pour. Aroma is honey, booze, currants, caramel and cherry. Flavor is dominated by the cherry sweetness. Syrupy mouthfeel.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

travita
3.1
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Bottle thanks to Bman. The look is clear, pink color, not much head. The smell is honey, sweet, fruits, and ok. The taste is sweet, fruits, and honey.
Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cavie
1.7
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Clear red pink appearance. Very little scent. A tiny amount of fruit. Taste is strangely buttery. Sweet flavors that turn unpleasant. Guess I didnít think too much of this one, although I think I had a Bud Light Golden Wheat just prior to this, and itís hard to compete with that.
Thursday, October 08, 2009

BMan1113VR
3.3
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Bottle via a trade with TheCheeseman. Pours a clear red, no head, minimal legs, Aroma of cherry, plum, orange blossom honey, caramel, rose petals, wine tannins and alcohol. Taste is sweet with some bitterness and tannins, cherry skin, menthol, and rose. Syrupy, no carbonation.
Thursday, October 08, 2009

blutt59
3.4
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, fakish pink color with still head, aroma of bready cherry pie, flavor of sweet cherry and cherry pits, honey, floral
Thursday, October 08, 2009

beerbill
3
Earle Estates Twinkle
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale straw gold with a very brief, paper thin head. Although this is a sparkling mead, there is only slight effervescence. Mild aroma of honey, slightly musty, along with some floral notes. The flavor is very similar with honey that seems slightly musty along with some floral notes. I have to say that I enjoy most of what I have tried from Earle Estates, and I was happy to see something new when I visited their meadery, but I am not crazy about this one.
Sunday, August 30, 2009

GodOfThunder
3.3
Earle Estates Creamy Apricot
Pours an apricot color with no head. Smell is full of honey and dried apricots with some floral notes. Taste has a very slight bitterness from the fruit, but is smooth and full of honey. Not an elite mead, by any means, but solid and drinkable.
Monday, December 15, 2008

daknole
4.1
Earle Estates Creamy Apricot
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Pale gold/yellow color. Apricots and sweet wildflowers come through on the nose. Flavor has a great balance of apricots and honey. A good combo of apricot and honey. This one is really delicious.
Monday, October 20, 2008

scraff
4
Earle Estates Blueberry Bounty
750mL bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Thanks, Tom! Clear still pinkish purple. Nose was full of fresh honeyed blueberry throughout. Sweet honey and blueberry flavors continue the trend. Medium bodied and slick. Great mead...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

argo0
3.5
Earle Estates Blueberry Bounty
(750ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Still violet/pink body, clear. Aroma is moderately sweet, blueberry, some honey. Taste is sweet, blueberry, honey, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Friday, August 15, 2008

wilkie
3.4
Earle Estates Blueberry Bounty
750mL bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Thanks, Tom! Light purple, no head. Aroma is wine, honey, blueberry. Flavor is very sweet, honey, blueberry. Delicious for dessert. Smooth.
Thursday, August 14, 2008

kmweaver
3.7
Earle Estates Blueberry Bounty
750mL bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Thanks, Tom! Pours a very bright, oily ruby-raspberry color; headless. Lots of blueberries and sweet honey in the aroma; not overly sweet, but slightly muted nose. Light carbonation, if any. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: viscous honey, basic blueberry notes, and heavy honeyed sweetness; generous, but again just a bit muted compared to what I’d hope for; alcohol is nonexistent. Lengthy finish: honeyed sweetness, basic blueberry character; lasting, reserved sweetness.
Friday, August 08, 2008

TopherDrinks
2.6
Earle Estates Pear Mead
750ml Bottle. Pours translucent pale yellow. Aromas of canned pears, tart apples, and fresh pear juice, with the slightest waft of alcohol. The flavor is similar with sweet apples and pears, tart green apples, vinous alcohol notes, combined with semi-sweet and boozy honey. Body is thin yet slightly sticky, going down smooth and sweet. Things I didnít enjoy is the lack of a nose (really had to search for it), and watered down mid-palate taste that cut the fruity notes off from the honey and alcohol. Not bad. but nothing special.
Saturday, January 26, 2008

AskForJenny
2.3
Earle Estates Contemporary Mead
750ml - Tastes like a big glass of wax to me. There si no real depth. i stick with their Contemporary.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007

AskForJenny
3.7
Earle Estates Black Jewel
750ml - Pours a magnificent deep red, with plently of berry aroma. Incredibly pleasant first sip, like a slice of berry pie without the sweetness. The honey comes on at the end. Lovely, Earle Estatesí best.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007

AskForJenny
3.2
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
750ml - Itís the palate that really makes the product here. There is no real bouquet, just a vague waxiness. Flavors come and go with an overall honey (big surprise) pleasantness. I like this.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007

ryan
3.2
Earle Estates Contemporary Mead
750mL bottle, courtesy of blank. Clear very light apple juice color body, still. The nose is apples, honey and berries. The flavor is moderately sweet with honey and apple juice. Full body is soft and still with a bit of pithy astringency coming in at the end.
Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wakie
3.5
Earle Estates Black Jewel
Very soft and very delightful. Great on the palate, it got better with every taste and breath. The best of their meads.
Monday, September 24, 2007

Wakie
3.5
Earle Estates Autumn Harvest
Flowery and pleasant. It was like Easter in my mouth. The smell and taste are both winners in my book.
Monday, September 24, 2007

Wakie
2.8
Earle Estates Meadery Raspberry Reflections
An ok berry mead. No unlike the strawberry in its flavor. Pleasant but not extraordinarily original.
Monday, September 24, 2007

Wakie
3.4
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
A very nicely blended cherry mead. Taken with a small amount of chocolate is pure ecstasy in the mouth. Very soft and drinkable.
Monday, September 24, 2007

Wakie
2.7
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
A very basic mead. Slightly on the sour side for my tastes. I detected virtually no aroma.
Monday, September 24, 2007

CheesedMan
2.4
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
Why do I continue this? This stuff pours a crystalline color, virtually no color. Aroma reminds me of mint, but not fresh mint, like Scope or something artifical and not pleasant. I am becoming a mead junkie, but these guys are just not my cup of tea.
Sunday, September 23, 2007

SoLan
2.6
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Courtesy hopscotch. Still, light pinkish red. Fragrant aroma of herbal honey, cherry candy, subtle spice, and, as marked by dsnowden, bazooka gum wrapper. Flavor is the same with an added dose of cough medicine. Medium body is smooth and viscous without being too syrupy. Decent aroma, canít take the cough medicine in the flavor.
Thursday, September 20, 2007

hopscotch
2
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
Bottle... Water-clear mead. Aroma of white wine, honey, camphor and menthol. Cloyingly sweet, medicinal flavor with only a rumor of tanginess. Full-bodied with feather-soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and tart... more sweet than tart.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

mgumby10
3.2
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
Courtesy dsnowden. Pours just the lightest light yellow color. Somewhat syrupy looking. Minty aroma. The honey was there with some frutiness. The taste was very sweet. Alot of apple and honey in the flavor. Also got a little bready flavors to it in the finish. The apple really lingers in the finish also with some minty mouthwash flavors too. Drinkabe, but flawed.
Saturday, September 15, 2007

boboski
2.9
Earle Estates Traditional Honey Mead
Extremely light and almost nondescript golden pour with a light moss green tint, really close to a neutral non-coloration scheme. Fat, evenly spaced legs droop down forming archways like those seen in a typical capital building. Floral and raw, unrefined honey leads in the aroma. Caustic alcohol follows, a chemical infiltration similar to chlorine tablets. Lily, cactus and likewise floral notes really provide an earthy/perfumed substantial component, whether fo rgood or bad Iím unsure. Absent are any intrusive alcoholic or chemical notes in the flavor. Sweetness is medium and wandering. Honey is just (over)loaded with floral notes, hints of earth and lavender-esque perfumes. Actually quite tasty though completely unorthodox and startling. Light herbal mint precedes the conclusion of each sip and wanders into the finish. The conclusion of each sip is lightly drying and lightly astringent, soft honey lingering. The mouthfeel is lively for such a flat beverage style. Light spiciness intermingles with honey sweetnes and provides a sense of balance. Not bad, certainly forgettable. A unique outlook is this meaderyís strong suit, but not a saving grace with most bottled examples of styles provided.
Monday, September 10, 2007

CheesedMan
1.7
Earle Estates Pear Mead
Double blech...Aroma reminds me of Libbyís Fruit Cocktail, maybe even canned pears. Not appealing in the least. Odd part is, the aroma is really only present when the glass is swirled. The flavor is as bad as I have come to fear, sweet apple juice. I admit I am new to mead, but I think the honey needs to have a more noticable presence. I have to agree with boboski in questioning if this even needs to be on the site as it is 70% pear wine. After this one, I might even have to re-visit the cherry mead from the same producer.
Friday, September 07, 2007

mgumby10
3.8
Earle Estates Pear Mead
Courtesy dsnowden. Pours a clear light yellow color. A little syrupy looking, but not too much. Smells like apples or apple juice in the nose. I guess I get a little pear in there, but its been so long since I smelled a pear that it might not be. The taste has alot more apple than pear in my opinionm but very subtle and crisp. The sweetness isnt overbearing and it goes down really smooth. The pear flavor comes out more in the finish and the aftertaste. Pretty nice citrusy mead. Refreshing and great for desserts. Thanks Dan!
Friday, September 07, 2007

beerbill
3.8
Earle Estates Blackberry Blush
750 ml bottle from the meadery. Pours a brilliant clear reddish pink with no head. This is a still mead. Blackberries are probably my favorite berry, and this mead did not disappoint. Some raspberry beers and meads have an artificial aroma and taste; not so with this mead. Very nice, bright aroma of balckberries and honey. Flavor was again blackberries and honey. Sweet, but not cloying or syrupy. I imagine this would be awesome served with some dark chocolate dessert.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007

beerbill
3.3
Earle Estates Meadery Raspberry Reflections
Bottle at the meadery. Pours a clear light pink with no head. This is a still mead. Lovely aroma of raspberries and honey. The flavor is dominated by raspberries with a bit of honey sweetness noted as well. An ok mead, but I think I would enjoy this one more if the raspberries were toned down a bit and some other flavors were allowed to surface.
Monday, September 03, 2007

beerbill
3
Earle Estates Contemporary Semi-Dry
Sampled at the meadery. Pours a very pale straw gold with no head. This is a still mead. A good bit drier and frankly less aromatic and less flavorful than their Contemporary Mead. This mead has the lowest percentage of residual sugar by far of all of their meads. I am very fond of this meadery, but I must confess that I was not at all impressed with this offering.
Monday, September 03, 2007

kp
3.5
Earle Estates Blueberry Bounty
Date: 07/14/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, O-Town Throwdown

clear dark red, layers of viscous residue, light tart berry aroma, tart and fruity flavor, nice berry tartness, good honey sweetness is well balanced with the tart berry character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Beerlando
3.1
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Courtesy hopscotch. Clear reddish-pink color. Solid body with no head or lacing. Faint traces of syrupy legs as you swirl it in the glass. Artificial cherry smells comprise the base of the nose, with bubble gum and menthol as complimentary aromas. The flavor is like watered down sour cherry cough medicine sweetened with a bit of honey. There is a distinct sweet and sour element to this mead. Medium body that feels slick in the mouth. Not horrible, but there is a definite overall artificial feeling to it.
Monday, August 27, 2007

DragonStout
3.2
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
What a strange beast this was.Pours pink with a small red hue glowing from it.Aroma is of bubblegum and some sort of sweetness. Flavor is artificial cherry and medicine.Finish was close to a sweet tart.
Saturday, August 25, 2007

CheesedMan
2.3
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Blech....Aroma is similar to Bazooka bubblegum. Flavor is marginally better, but has a Jolly Rancher flavor that is off putting. I really expected so much more.
Saturday, August 25, 2007

hopscotch
3.2
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Bottle... Clear orange mead. Medicinal aroma of camphor or menthol with a hint of cherry and a splash of vanilla. Moderately pungent and medium sweet; the flavor provides a lot of honey and tempered acidity, but not a lot of cherry. Medium to full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and a rumor of carbonation. Tart, lightly sweet finish. I rather liked the stuff, but was expecting more of a cherry kick!
Saturday, August 25, 2007

mgumby10
3.1
Earle Estates Cherry Charisma
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a clear light pinkish, red. Smells of bubblegum, really mild cherries, and medicine. Not ahuge fan of the aroma. The taste is sweet obviously, but it didnt really taste like much cherry. It had it a little bit, but it had that unmistakeable bubblegum taste to it. Not a bad mead, but not awesome. Needed more cherry. A little medicinal.
Friday, August 24, 2007

scraff
3.9
Earle Estates Contemporary Mead
Clear faint gold that was perfectly still. Soft, yet complex nose of vanilla, florals, honey, candy wax, and hints of menthol. Sweet floral and honey flavors are backed by a rock candy backbone. Light to medium bodied, dry, semi-sweet finish. Really was diggin this stuff. Thanks for sharing blank...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007