Applewood Farm Small Cask Buckwheat Meade

Formerly brewed at Applewood Farm Winery
Style: Mead
Stouffville, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 600   ABV: 20%
2005 - Limited Offering. 150 bottles produced.

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MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
Very good meade. At the winery with Dad. My nickname used to be "small cask" when I was in highschool.

j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle at BCTC. Pours a clear still gold with no head on it. Aromas are delicate and light, with a touch of alcohol and a nice sweet wheat and honey note. Very sweet, and a bit on the cloying side, but still tasty. Finishes with almost a touch of cough medicine.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottled at Chris O’s tasting, 26th Sept 2008, courtesy of HogTownHarry. Strong aroma of buckwheat, builder’s putty, linseed oil and rubber. Not overly sweet for a mead and has a very nice long taste. The alcohol is nicely restrained. It comes in a cool tall slim bottle as well!

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at the Harry vs Wolfman fist fight.
Thick, viscous amber madness. Awesome aroma. Seriously cheesy funk, lashings of creamy alcohol, builders putty, linseed oil, damn this is sweet. Flavour. Buckwheat is mad, mad stuff. This is a real love or hate thing. Sooooo sweet. A full confectionery shop in a glass. More putty, apples, obviously there’s honey, a load of wood and some awesome rubbery alcohol. I can feel it kicking my ass with each sip. Hot, sweet, lunacy. I’m glowing all of a sudden.


harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Thanks Harry. Hazy gold. Glue, honey and buckwheat on aroma. Now I am a big fan of meads, but this really wasn’t in my zone. I much prefer the English nougat/honey versions.

HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle. At Chris_O’s September 2008 DenCan bash. My bottle. Deep gold with thick legs. Aroma of honey, loam, orange zest, alcohol and dry oak resin. Same for the flavour - not too boozy, a real slick sipper, totally buckwheat honey with pungent citrus/floral overtones - really solid ... I could wish it were a touch thicker, but still one of the finest meads I’ve had - I will be buying 4 or 5 more of these before they’re all gone.

Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Bottle Chris O’s. This was delicous. Pours a syrupy plae straw colour with no head. Aroma: Prominant honesuckle, nectar, and maple syrup. Very sweet. Flavour huge honey character richer and less clawing than normal honey velety and smooth like nectar. A slow sipping meade which doesnt overpower you with the alcohol. Thanks for this rare treat.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle at chris_o’s pre beerexposed tasting. Alround rating: Awsome stuff, reallt big sweet honey but never cloying, never over powering, exactly what i want from a mead. A massive stout out to HOGTOWNHARRY for letting us try this super rare beast, CHIN CHIN!

thewolf (12713) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
Pours clear with a slight haze. A small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has some clear glue, honey and a little berries. No carbonation, sticky and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, sweet, sweet with nothing to balance it.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
[1618-20080817] Bottle. Lots of natural powder honey and flowers in the aroma. Clear, pale yellow orange body with no head and some legs. Lightly honeyed wet grains flavour. Velvety medium body. Really very good, nicely made.
(@ Applewood; Stouffville, ON)
Overheard: "What I like about the buckwheat is its animal characteristic."

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