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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Carbonated black currant honey wine; bright and fresh-like a sweet tart in a glass.

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3.8
Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Sample at the source. Hazy bright red color, pink edge head. Aroma of rose and tulips. Taste is semi sweet floral berries. Very tasty.

3.2
Ferris (16494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Draft - Cranberry and black pepper with some chilli flake. Clear pinky roast red with a thin white head. Black current, cranberry tartness and black pepper. Tart and sweet.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14954) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Tap sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured clear reddish color with good legs. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, honey and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and long legs. Medium to heavy sweet fruit and honey flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Pleasing smooth alcohol burn. Solid mead.

4
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Draft. Honey and currant aroma. Ruby red. Sweet-tart currant and honey flavor. Tasty - very pleasant.

3.3
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Sample on tap at the meadery. Mostly clear red / pink color. Virtually no head or lace. Nice black currant nose, honey. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Very lightly syrupy. Mostly sweet taste, lightly tart. Kind of spicy. Not really my style, but it’s well-done and I appreciate the creativity

3.5
b3shine (9138) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft to taster at New Day. Looks good; a transparent ruby red with soft carbonation. Smells solid; honey and currants. Tastes like it smells with a very tart mouthfeel. Not bad, but a bit tart.

3.8
drfabulous (8572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Draught at Arcadium. Nice looking pinkish red with sweetness, currants, and overall jam.

3
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Growler sampled at Muckfest III. Clear bright red in color with a small white head. Aroma of very vinous fruit and honey. Flavor of red wine, dark fruit and honey.

4
JStax (7173) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft pour at the source. Pours a translucent red to purple. The aroma has funky, dry, yeasty notes. Really dry finish.

3.8
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richly ruby red hue, glowing pink red berry with a good firm haze, mellow glow. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a small ring, minimal lacing. Aromas are clover honey, grass, and gentle black currant. A touch of deeper berry darker, touch of tannin. Sweeter honey and apples. Initial is sweeter, cherries and blackberry. Richer honey, honeycrisp apples, sweetness, mellow life offers sweetness, crisp florals, gentle dryness and linger sweet honey, black currant, touches of raspberry. Simple, yet flavorful. A touch sweet. Solid. Update 7/5/13 @ Brewery: less sweet, more vibrant on tap. Nice blackberry pulpy presence and mellow tartness. Nice body. Gained 2 points


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