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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Sweet Melissa is similar to Classic Mead, except that it has more honey and a much sweeter, distinctively honey finish. It is a heavy bodied and heavenly mead - definitely in the dessert category. It has slightly higher acidity than our drier meads; this balances out the sweetness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
bottle shared. Lots of sweet honey aromas. More aromas of spice and floral notes. Flavor was similar with a super sweet and floral flavor. Wow. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (13065) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with very little fizzy white head, completely diminishing with no lacing. Aroma is lightly baked sugar cookies, sweet flowers, and light earth notes with honey, vanilla, and cinnamon added. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, flat carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, heavy sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. An elegantly crafted mead with a nice balance; not too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4182) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle shared by hmmiexist at RBSG; Nose of honey, more honey, and jasmine flowers; clear gold with no head; flavor was honey sweetness and light alcohol. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Dry, Medicinal honey fumes which get kind of solventy too. Flavors bring back the medicinal and solvent characteristics but i think it needs to be a touch less sweet to be fully enjoyable. I certainly like the medicinal/solvent aspects though, fo sho!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wetherel (1880) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. Wow. What an insanely beautiful aroma. Reminds me of wax lips and a shoving a boquet of flowers up your nose. Excellent. Awesome sweet flavors. I love sweet beers. I like higher ABV beers. I love meads. Another excellent over the top one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle RBSG grand tasting, this was a cool mead, gotta say I liked it. It was good, don’t have much written down, as this was in the midst of crazy insanity that is the grand tasting

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle thanks to Ernest: Pours a clear pale gold with some slight legs. Aroma, sweet honey, spices, and sugary, some vanilla. Flavor, spices, honey, sweet with a medium body, some other fruity notes as well. Very smooth and thick on the palate. I love good mead, and this stuff is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Clear, pale yellow/gold. Still. Great aroma- floral honey, spices somewhere between vanilla and nutmeg, light colored fruits (apples), perfume, oak with a very light char, subtle alcohol. Same flavors, complex, very nice. Full body, smooth, viscous. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2007
I havent tried very many meads, however I have had several eisweins and french sauternes...I just love dessert whites. This is up there with the best Ive had. The honey character is extremely succulent, lots of depth and the perfect sweetness. The sweetness and the acidity are in nice balance. Hints of dried fruits and ripe fruits accompany the honey. Very pure and clearly extremely well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cask Eve, 2006

crystal clear light yellow, sweet fruity aroma with a bit of hot alcohol, thick body, heavy honey flavor, nice sweetness, touch of bittering spices,
-------- /> Date: 03/24/2007
Mode: bottle

nice legs, great rich hone flavor, lots of sweetness, nice fruity character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

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