Maine Mead Works HoneyMaker Lavender Mead

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with two locally grown varieties of English Lavender. Fruity aroma, with flavors of fresh flowers and creamy hints of coconut and pineapple.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4794) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2016
750 from Leighton. A straw yellow color. very faint though. The aroma is like a fresh honey comb, not cloying but you get a orange blossom honey right from the comb aroma with rose and flowers. Flavor is less, sweet and more floral. Light, a little chewy at the end with traces of honey that linger on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle at home in NH. Pours clear, fairly pale. The nose has floral honey, white bread, faint ginger, vanilla, alcohol. Medium to big sweet flavour with creamy honey, some buttered dough, vanilla, hints of toffee, faint lemon, abstract spicing. Medium to full bodied, lightly oily, not too thick. Warming finish, with some doughy wheat, some cereal, hay, understated honey, background floral tones. Enjoyable mead.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16247) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle @ Maine Mead Works. Clear yellow colored mead. Very, very strong lavender aroma. Highly floral overall. I guess that should be expected... Has some grass, dried herbs, and maybe a touch of booze. Not terribly sweet. Finishes a bit hot, herbal, and perhaps almost savory.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Old rating from notes. Bottle sampled at the meadery. Clear and pale, weak legs. Aroma of strong lavender, vanilla, cinnamon. The taste is tart citrus, vanilla, honey, toasted malt. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4431) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Sampler at meadery. Pours golden. Smells of the most awesome lavender. Clean yet not overpowering. Nice lavender notes on the tongue. Finished clean. Best one so far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (4529) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2016
From a clear bottle. Yellow body with good clarity. Thin bubbly head. Wonderful flavor in this smooth feeling mead.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (6024) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Sample from bottle at Maine Mead Works, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Aromas and flavours: Spices, floral, honey and sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (5884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Pour at Maine Mead Works in Portland Maine on our brewery tour. These are all starting to taste the same. Cinnamon and coconut notes in this guy

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Yum! Lots of flower and honey flavors with a dry finish , not sweet really which makes this awemsoem

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
The mead pours a pale, golden color with slippery legs of alcohol on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the mead smells of floral lavender, mint, slight butter, slight sweet glazed donut, and fabric sheets. As I swirl, I get a sense of orange blossom honey and fabric sheet/febreeze scents, but not in a bad way. On the tongue, the mead tastes sweet with a nice herbal bitter finish that blends with the sweetness. A slight acidity also works in towards the finish to add a slight pop to the mouth. Flavors feature lots of sweet lavender with a refreshing finish of spearmint. Febreeze fabric softener definitely makes an appearance in flavor, as well as rich honey. In the mouth the mead feels medium bodied, with a slightly light turn. The mead is syrupy smooth, yet the lavender/herbal-bite adds a crisp touch that makes the mead quite drinkable. Overall, the mead is smooth, refreshing, and delicious. It is still quite sweet, and should be considered as a refreshing digestif. A delightfully refreshing mead.


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