Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
In short: A basic flowery/perfumy Mead. Boring.MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
How: Bottle 375ml. Age unknown. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Clear light yellow body with no head
In long: Nose is full of flowers, borderline perfumy. Taste is straightforward honey with some light tropical fruits notes and a lot of flowers. Nothing else to say about his. Mouthfeel is what a Mead should feel like. Quebec is crawling with Meads (called Hydromel here) and I find most of them rather boring. If this one was made in Quebec it would just be another run-of-the-mill Quebec Mead but since it is made in USA it is getting high ratings. Or maybe I’m little weird because I don’t care for Meads, baggy pants, rap music and mankind.
This mead pours very pale, almost water-like in colour, with faint yellow highlights. An orangey, floral bouquet sifts through its straightforward fruity honey flavors. The mouthfeel is classy, not too heavy, not too frail, and the finish is drier than the first half of each sip, making this enjoyable to white wine lovers, I’m sure. Quite simple throughout, this will not be too memorable to me. bigtaster (978) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2009
My first mead, it was very sweet with large alcoholic aroma. Very warming honey flavor, good stuff. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Picked up the day after the 2007 Winter Solstice Party. Thanks again Lori. Pours clear water with a tint of straw and no head to speak of. The aroma is big sweet meadness and a bit of esters. I can almost taste the sweet mead through my nose. Yum. The taste begins with very sweet slick thick rich honey goodness along with a bit of floral essence. As midway approaches a drying sensation pulls some moisture out of my mouth creating a moment or two of refreshment. Toward the finish the honey sweetness returns creating a pleasing sweet finish. Double Yum. thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle from Ibrew2or3. Thanks man. Wonderful mead here. Pours still with a glistening golden body. The aroma is light--plenty of honeysuckle flower and melon scents. The mouthfeel is spot on--not too heavy or light. Great flavor that follows the nose with added tastes of vanilla and very light spices. Very easy to drink mead.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a clear light yellow color with no head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of honey, phenol, wood, caramel, fresh flowers, ripe fresh fruit. Flavor is sweet, sweet and more sweet with notes of overripe white grapes, some orange and citrus notes, honey and caramel sweetness, and a boozy light cough syrup like finish. Generally light to medium body with a floral and sweet finish. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2009
courtesy of retorp.
pours golden with a strong fresh floral honey like aroma with light wax undertones..
Overall taste is sugary, honey, sweet and thick mouthfeel. Something that would go well with a nice desert. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Thanks retorp for the share. Pours a clear yellow color with nose of peach, honey, light fruit and alcohol. Flavor is boozy honey with floral and light fruit notes. Very sweet as is citruses around my mouth. It is very enjoyable, but strong at 13%. gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle, courtesy Degarth. Pours a light golden straw color, with no head or lacing. Big nose with honey, cider, caramel, and some dry waxiness. Fresh honey flavors, vanilla, slight caramel, very good. Smooth, great body, so drinkable, and the alcohol is absolutely nowhere to be found. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
Complex and very perfumey, most satisfying mead.
I don’t attack a 13% mead expecting the dryness I prefer in beer and this delivers. Highly perfumey nutty, flowery (lilac, vanilla laden cake in the oven), even spicy. Very potent. WHile syrupy and chewy, this remains very drinkable, thanks to both its spicy twist and its enticing perfumes. You miss it as soon as you’ve swallowed.
I can’t call its alcohol subtle. Playing a bit on the nutty, toasty oxidation notes which I don’t dig so much.