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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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A Smile of Fortune is a dark fruit melomel containing Black Currants, Lutowka Cherries, Heritage Red Raspberries and Oregon Boysenberries. Intensely bold fruits balance their tart, tannic, and acidic flavors with the sweetness of high quality, responsibly sourced honey. Fortune truly smiled upon this mixed fruit melomel, and we are grateful for the result. Pairs beautifully with fresh young cheeses, pork, or chocolate.

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4.4
kraddel (10793) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2019 Pours very dark red. Smell is intense, thick red fruityness. Taste is intense, red fruits, thick, very nice. Side by side with THOD, this is a bit more complex, I like it a lot!

4.4
AirForceHops (9724) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 375 ml bottle. The flavor is blackberry, cherry, red currant, red grape. Jam and berry jelly. Hard to find the honey but wow! The depth is wonderful!

4.5
Chalumeaux (2448) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 Poured from bottle split 8 ways ruby red no head nice lacing. Aroma is jammy berry honey. Taste is delicious lots of berries honey wildflowers balanced perfectly. I love this.

4.2
ClarkVV (8566) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 Bottle shared by TJ on 12/8/18.
Beautiful cherry-violet. Clear but yet it looks nice and viscous somehow.
Nose is intense cherry-berry with good juice, acidity and yet no alcohol. Very clear, clean and true with luscious fruit and light honey on the edges. Could do with a bit more honey character in the nose. There is some pepper phenol here, but it's minimally floral and mostly dominated by the fruit. The fruit is god damned excellent, though.
The flavor is just nutty good though, any reservations about the aroma going right out the window. Juicy, acidic, soft, sweet, complex, peppery, floral. Wow. Red wine, beautiful tart cherry and juicy berry. Soft, supple and luxurious. This is quite the mead. No alcohol or flaw.

4.5
Stoned99 (1927) - Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2018 Bottle shared with Vanessa yesterday at home to celebrate our first year anniversary together. Aroma: nice strong nose of alcohol, strong aroma of lots of red berries mainly berries, blackberries and what I guess is boysenberries. Taste and palate: full body, fruity af mainly red berries again, alcohol sweet and light to moderate acidity finish. Overall: wow! This is amazing! Schramms strikes again once more. I love the combination of the strong alcohol combined with the intense fruitiness. So well made. Nothing subtle in this and this is what I liked about it. Excellent!

4.6
rami_pl (8342) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 26, 2018
Rami Rami is drinking an A Smile of Fortune by Schramm's Mead at Mikkeller Bar Warsaw Zajebiste polaczenie owocow z miodem, geste, slodkie, kwaskowate, bardzo owocowe, mimo to lekkie w odbiorze, wypilbym flaszke. Super, 4.6

4.3
jc1762 (1920) - JAPAN - NOV 11, 2018
Thanks Gregg for saving the bottle - a true class act! Bottle into a taster showing barely translucent dark plum red . The nose shows moderate oxidation and lightly intense notes of black forest fruits - cherries, plums, currants, and light jamminess. The palate is full bodied with a light alcoholic spic. Balanced sweetness with light to moderate tartness and strong juicy notes of black forest fruits once again. Very mild tannic profile.

4.4
baraciisch (4142) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2018
Dark vinous red in color, notes of raspberry and black currant jam on nose... Flavor is fairly sweet, some tannic notes, vinous notes, berries, currants... wow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
TimE (7518) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2018
Inky purple, unbelievable depth of red current, cherries, black berries, raspberries. Amazing depth. Super smooth with excellent fruit character. Just amazing how each fruit jumps out. Amazing.

4.3
MarcoDL (6653) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2018
Bottle at Bumba. Aroma of molasses, berries and honey. Realy strong rich aroma, great. Taste of thick honey, molasses,black berries and a long rich fruity spicey finish. Very good.


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