HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Pale, clear, golden pour. Somewhat floral nose, notes of honey, alcohol, orange, and slight vanilla. Medium body with a slick mouth feel. The orange really comes through, the alcohol is not as well hidden as in some of their other meads but the sweetness does help to soften it a bit. Finishes on the sweeter side. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
clearish yellow pour..harsh body in terms of alcohol..not masked by the basic orange and honey qualities of this mead...very basic, and just too brutal to finish yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From bottle at Sunset Grill. Pours almost fully clear and golden yellow with no head. Aroma is slight chemical and herbal honey. Herbal honey, chemical and phenolic. Ends dry and floral. fbm115 (187) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
pours a still apple juice color. has a bright honey smell that is smooth. tastes rich with gentle notes of an orange orchard. mouthfeel is smooth rich, a touch dry but overall sweet. overall a good mead. not something i’ll go out of the way for douglas88 (9630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to Eric. A cool bright blue bottle, looks like a Sake bottle. Pours a clear white with some legs. The aroma is off-putting; skunky sulfur and dirtiness, just makes drinking it difficult. The flavor is hot, some sweet honey but it struggles to have much more beyond the odd unpleasant nose. Some oak perhaps, but I couldn’t get much further. I’ll re-rate if I have a chance and I hope I do. Others seemed to like it, so perhaps there are issues with this mead.
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle (from multiple sources). A bit of yeast in the bottom. Pours with a pale, clear golden body with amazingly strong legs. Aromas of honey, citrus, oak, cinnamon, alcohol, toasted bread. A bit grassy, orange. Flavors of honey, citrus zest, buttered toast, honey, caramel, earth and oak. Syrupy body, medium (on the upper bounds), and a balanced tannic finish. mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
750ml Bottle from Knightly Spirits, aroma is slight citrus, maybe vanilla, the taste is a little weak, not as sweet or citrus as expected. Very drinkable, a hit as a Thanksgiving dinner gift. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2010
Bouteille de 75cl @ Luekens Liquor.
Couleur est dorée très clair.
L’arôme est complexe de fleurs d’oranger et autres arbres fruités. L’aspect unique de cet hydromel vient de l’ajout de chêne américain qui donne au nez une note boisé, limite épicée.
Le goût est dans la même lignée, le chêne donne vraiment un côté épicé qui tend à prendre le dessus mais suivi par la douceur du miel de fleur d’orange, le tout laisse une fine couche collante de sucre sur les lèvres. La fin conserve cette note naturelle/sauvage de ruche qui se mélange parfaitement avec le bois.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Glass @ Palm Tavern. The mead pours to a light clear yellowish colored body with tons of legs. The aroma is pretty floral and orange rind/blossoms. Subtleness is everywhere in this mead. The flavor was quite nice and really orangey floralness. Sweet but seemingly balanced. Must be the oak adding those tannins. The palate was sweet but not syrupy. I drank what seemed to be a wine glass pour for about $6. Very nice value. Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
this mead while should be simple in style brings nothing special in comparison unlike the rest. ordinary taste o honey and astringent. but has no other outstanding flavor.