Hidden Legend Winery Reviews


MeadMe
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 3.4
Pours deep berry red. Aroma is earthy Berry. Flavor is loaded with tart cherry. Earthy with a bit of astringency. Lightly tannic with a mild waxy note. Medium in body. Smooth. Solid.
Friday, July 10, 2015

DCLawyer
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 3.3
Bottle share at Travlrís. Purple with no head. Disturbing. Sweet berries and honey, a little boozy on the end.
Friday, April 17, 2015

mcberko
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.8
On tap at Capitol Cider, pours a clear blonde with no head. Nose is big on the treacle toffee-like honey. Flavour is big and decadent, with treacle toffee, alcohol and lots of honey. Fairly alcoholic but really well-balanced, with not too much sweetness. Excellent.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

tchaos
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 2.7
750ml bottle. Pours still pinkish red. Nose of Berry and wax. Taste is a thin blend of mild honey, fruit, and wine.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dogbrick
Hidden Legend Dark Mead 3.5
This Mead is a clear pale brown color with a minimal head and tenuous lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruit and honey in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet fruits and herbal honey. The finish is sweet with a caramel and fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
Monday, December 15, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Hidden Legend Spiced Mead 3.4
2010 bottle from the cellar. Clear dark amber color with no head. Nice fruity, sweet spice, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Fruity, allspice flavors with light to medium sweet honey___alcohol is well cloaked----tasty holiday drink.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

MrChopin
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 0.9
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky plum grape juice, thin bubbled ring. Cheesy diacetyl nose, sting berry and sugars with dusty paper oxidation. Ultra sweet cheesy front palate, boozy whack across berry middle, stinging through the rough, hot papery end. Sticky and hot, bad throughout.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

radagast83
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 3.6
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured an uncarbonated, clear purple color. Aroma was some light sweet honey notes, elderberries arenít my specialty, so I assume what Iím tasting is elderberry. Some light vanilla notes, honey.
Monday, November 10, 2014

GenDV138
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 3.1
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Dark purple/red color with no head. Aromas of berries, vanilla, honey. Tastes of berries, vanilla, some booze. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish.
Sunday, November 09, 2014

tchaos
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser 3.6
Pours a very pale honey color, similar light honey on the nose. Taste is sweet honey, but not cloying. Apple on the finish, with slight alcohol
Sunday, November 09, 2014

Westchesterco
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 3.3
Poured from a bottle at a bottle share in DC. It is a dark amber color the aroma is the smell of dying Easter eggs the taste is a surprisingly sweet taste that is similiar to cough medicine but not bad
Sunday, November 09, 2014

solidfunk
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 3.4
OK. Some berry. Decent honey infusion. Light sweet finish with a touch of carbonation. Bottle.
Sunday, November 09, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 2.9
Bottle. Pours clear purple and still. Aroma is wild elderberry, sweet honey and light vanilla. Flavor is berries and sweet honey with a dry finish. Medium body.
Sunday, November 09, 2014

Travlr
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 2.7
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Nice clear ruby color. Aroma of dusty berries. Taste is sweet and simple.
Sunday, November 09, 2014

michaelinwa
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser 3.5
Bottle. Pours a light amber, with am aroma of honey and really just hints of apple. Flavor is sweet and the honey is up front with the apple in the background. Taste is nice, but the apple is not all the prominent or all that interesting, and the subtle complexities of some meads is missing. Finishes sweet but not sticky or overdone, with a mild alcohol burn. Nice, but I like their maple mead better.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

michaelinwa
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.4
Bottle. Light pour, honey aroma, nothing special. Taste is, to me, pretty basic, but also on the sweet side, and more than I really prefer. Easy to drink, but just too sweet. I would opt for others this meadowy.
Friday, September 26, 2014

michaelinwa
Hidden Legend Maple Mead 3.8
Bottle. Light brown pour, good aroma with hints of maple. Flavor is medium sweet, with background of maple. Not heavy, but not at all light. Easy to drink, and very enjoyable.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

tchaos
Hidden Legend Peach Mead 3.4
Pours clear yellow. Aroma is floral honey. Taste is mostly honey, mild peach with some alcohol on the finish
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Travlr
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 3
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy pinkish red color. Aroma of sweet and dusty berries. Taste is smooth, very sweet, almost cloying cherry Koolaid.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Drake
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.6
750 mL bottle shared by Beerandblues2 at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a clear pale yellow color with moderate legs. Aroma of sweet honey and mild spice. The taste is honey, spice, a bit of citrus. Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Travlr
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 2.5
Bottle. Clear extra pale yellow color, flat. Aroma of slightly dusty hay. Taste is sweet honey, light fruit.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

solidfunk
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.5
Amber pour. Light pepper with lots of evident honey and a little booze in aroma. Bottle thanks to Beerandblues2.
Monday, July 14, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.5
Bottle. Pours clear pale gold and still. Aroma is honey, straw malt and vanilla notes. Flavor is honey, vanilla, light straw and a dry finish. Medium body and no carbonation.
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ibrew2or3
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 3.1
Woodshed 3.0! Blue waxed 75cl bottle pours with a rosy red clear body that has wafer thin legs. The aroma is berry, some sweet honey and a touch of bees wax. The taste is thin to watery where I get berry juice, some drying notes that are tannin like as well as a red wine sensation. Thin tannic and not all that great.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

daknole
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 2.9
Red pour. Berry flavors, something a tad artificial, dry aged some beeswax. Just ok.
Sunday, June 15, 2014

dwyerpg
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 2.4
This was the first disappointment I had from these guys. The choke cherries are both dry and bitter and the balance with the sweetness just doesnít quite work right.
Monday, June 02, 2014

dwyerpg
Hidden Legend Peach Mead 3.6
There is a light fruitiness in the aroma, along with some substantial honey. But itís is difficult to identify it as peach. The flavor has a hint of peach perhaps but is also just seems light and citrusy.pretty good but a tad sweet. Actually, the more I drink of this the peachier and less enjoyable this gets. A bit cloying even.
Thursday, May 08, 2014

dwyerpg
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser 4.3
Just a nice layer of honey in the aroma that isnít too sweet but without any apples. The flavor isnít quite as tasty as the aroma but itís still nice. Easy to drink and doesnít give you a headache. Looking forward to trying some of the others.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

JStax
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.3
Bottle poured into a belgian tulip glass. Pours a clear, pale yellow. No carbonation. The aroma is dry, floral honey. I pick up a lot on the alcohol while itís cold. As it warms though, it starts to become more honey like in character. It gets fairly sweet and that sweetness lingers on the tongue. I found myself enjoying this mead more toward the end of my glass than at the beginning. Iím not sure if that was the alcohol speaking, or if it is just better served closer to room temperature. Either way, i want to try some of their other meads despite my friend telling me that this one was the best of the oneís distributed in the area.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 3.3
Bottle at home. Pours clear ruby and still. Aroma is choke cherries, honey and straw. Flavor is sweet choke cherries and honey with a sweet finish. Medium body and still.
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Brigadier
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead 3.5
650 ml bottle
More similar to a rich dessert wine this is fruity, dense, and hard to finish after a few beers. Perhaps if it were all I opened with dinner I might be able to finish it. As it is drinking more than about a half pint was tough. Thanks to Travlr for sharing.

Aroma / Appearance - Creamy vanilla legs crawl down the sides as you would expect from a high gravity mead. The flat base and transparent golden body release thick waves of honey and creamy alcohol. This is filling just from the nose alone.

Flavor / Palate - Vanilla and honey cling to the corners of the palate. Sticking to the tongue like syrup this is so rich that it is borders on cloying. A vinous finish adds nice depth. Overall though I wish I would have had a vacuum seal to recork it and finish the bottle the next day.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

j12601
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 3.7
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a clear gold. Smells of honey and a touch of plastic fruit. Quite sweet, lots of honey, candy. Cloyingly sweet, honey, a bit plastic. Decent but too sweet for me.
Monday, December 30, 2013

blipp
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 2.5
Bottle. Pours almost clear with no head. Faint honey base, with noticeable boozy notes, hints of fruit and spices. Not that good.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

jtclockwork
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 2.9
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours yellow. No head. Nose and taste of honey, vanilla, florals and some minerals. Medium body.
Sunday, December 22, 2013

BeerandBlues2
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead 3
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours still clear yellow. Aroma is honey, straw and earthy notes. Flavor is medium sweet honey, light spices and a sweet finish. Full body.
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Travlr
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead 3.3
Bottle. Crystal clear very pale yellow color. Aroma is very floral, lots of perfume. Taste is also floral, just an edge if sweetness, dryish finish. Tasty.
Saturday, December 14, 2013

BVukelich
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead 3.9
My first mead! I love honey and honey products so I thought it was about time to give a mead a shot and one that focused on honey. Being my first, I really donít have anything to compare it to so I tried to rate as fairly as I could. The aroma is a dry, alcohol with the sweet honey notes. Obviously no head or lace but as with a wine, the legs it left on the glass were crazy. Color was a nice, golden hue. The flavor was similar to the aroma. Dry, warming alcohol with honey sweetness. What else would you expect from one listed as "pure honey" mead? Very smooth finish.
Friday, December 13, 2013

BuckeyeBoy
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 3
750ml bottle thanks to Jake65. Pours out a rusty pink. Nose is sweetness, cough drop cherries, and some earth. Taste is cough syrup cherries, some honey sweetness. Not bad but not good. If they did more traditional honey mead and just a little cherries this maybe really good.
Saturday, November 23, 2013

jake65
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 3.2
Bottle, $16 at Good Earth in Billings. Pours the color of huckleberry juice, go figure, with the hazy sheen of wild honey. Nose is lightly fruity, honey, and a little vinous. Nice taste, semi dry, but mostly sweet. Good huckleberry and honey flavors.
Saturday, October 19, 2013

michaelinwa
Hidden Legend Dark Mead 3.3
Bottle, 2013. Pours a dark, fairly clear brown, with a light aroma of sweet dark fruit, like dried figs. Taste is moderately sweet, not sticky, with nice flavor notes of figs and a hint of tangy citrus. Alcohol is noticeable but warming, not harsh, and works with the sweetness and flavors. Finishes with a lingering sweetness. A decent mead. Enjoyable.
Thursday, July 25, 2013

beerbill
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 3.6
750 ml bottle labelled as "Yellowstone" instead of "Trapper Creek" but is the same in all other respects. I picked this up in one of the General Stores in Yellowstone. Pours a clear red with no head. This is a still mead. Pleasant aroma of huckleberries and honey. The flavor begins with huckleberries and transitions to the honey ending with some honey sweetness that lingers on the palate. The sweetness is not heavy and in no way cloying. Medium bodied. Nice mead.
Friday, July 19, 2013

Beerdrinker79
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead 3.6
750 ml. bottle- Pours a brilliant ruby red to purple. Aroma is berries, perfume, honey. The taste is pretty straight forward, elderberry, honey mostly after the swallow, not too sweet, very smooth, noticeable but not overbearing alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, coats the mouth with honey, a little thin. Really easy drinking, not the best Hidden Legend mead I have had, but enjoyable.
Saturday, June 08, 2013

MrBeerFanatic
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 3.5
Purchased a bottle at Jackson Wyoming (honeymoon). Light clear blood red. Aromas of honey, huckleberry, and sweetness. Flavors of light to medium alcohol, fruity huckleberry, sweet honey. Medium to high sweet character. Slight aftertaste. Delicious. My first mead!
Sunday, June 02, 2013

anders37
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 3.2
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a clear reddish brown color with no head. Has a sweetish spicy slightly tart cherry honey aroma. Sweetish fruit spicy slightly tart cherry flavor with hints of honey. Has a fruity spicy honey and cherry finish.
Monday, April 01, 2013

onceblind
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead 4.1
Crystal clear light gold, still. Aroma was sweet and slightly citric honey. Flavor was of honey syrup and light orange zest notes blending into a dry honeywax yet smooth sweetness followed by a slight clove tone. Pretty standard yet pretty complex and delicious. Not too sweet, definitely not bland.
Monday, March 18, 2013

after4ever
Hidden Legend The Kingís Pyment 3.5
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear burgundy. Bright acidic grape wine nose, a little blackberry and a little currant. Floral honey notes as well. Watery medium body. The fruits and honey work well together on the mid palate. A little sweet and a little tart.
Thursday, February 21, 2013

after4ever
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser 3.8
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear pale gold. Nose has bright green apple acidity perfectly blended with a nice floral honey quality. Creamy medium body. The flavors work very well together here. Apples and honey create something new thatís a bit more than the sum of its parts. A little on the sweet side. Approachable and very easy to imagine drinking way too much of without realizing it if youíre in the mood for a dessert drink.
Thursday, February 21, 2013

after4ever
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead 3.6
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear rubied garnet. Brightly acidic nose blended with pleasant floral honey notes. Watery medium body. Tartness and sweetness play off each other well.
Thursday, February 21, 2013

after4ever
Hidden Legend Peach Mead 3.3
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear medium yellow. Nose is fairly dialed black--pleasant combination of sweet juicy peaches with floral honey notes. Creamy medium body. The fruit is so soft in this combination that it doesnít produce a distinctly forward presence one way or another in the aromatics or in the flavor profile, but thatís because peaches are a milder flavor until you really concentrate a lot of them in the tank. Very approachable and easy-drinking mead.
Thursday, February 21, 2013

after4ever
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead 3.4
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear medium purple. Tart and tangy nose, nice combination of tart fruits and sweet honey. Creamy medium body. Acidity doesnít really come through on the mid palate, but itís a little more watery than the other meads. Nice blend of tartness and honey on the tongue.
Thursday, February 21, 2013