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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Made with Orange Blossom and Dessert Blossom honey and infused with juniper berries and oak cubes. Sweet, subtle start with a spicy, woody finish. One of the Meadery staffs top picks. Enjoy with salty meats, Mediterranean food, and sushi!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClarkVV (6300) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
From the bottle as part of a mead flight at Sunset Grille, 11/17/07.
Clear straw to pale gold, almost a chardonnay-like color, but with a hint more orange tones. Fully diminishing cluster of bubbles and flimsy legs left behind.
Aroma of dry, powdery sugar and old, plasticy vanillin extract. Little in the way of honey emanating in the nose, almost a straw-like dryness. Flavor is papery-astringent juniper twigs, in flavor and in texture. Not particularly flavorful, yet tremendously drying. Watery, straw-steeped-in-water sort of effect (must be the alfalfa) that is flimsy, not complex at all (I get barely any mead from this, just touches of light yeast dryness, vanillin and juniper). The only sweetness is a cheap, alcopop like candy/sugar. Stale and watery, though not sharp and fuselic for the 12 abv. Large, overly expansive bubbles further harry the palate and break up the flavors. In my mind, an analogy to beer makes this a spice/herb/vegetable beer that concentrates too much on the spices, letting slide the beer aspect. And even the spicing does not seem authentic and particularly well-done. Just atrocious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (6005) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
This bottled Mead from a beer bar poured a head of bubbles that were and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent weak yellow colored body and no lacing. The mild aroma was fruity. The off-tasting mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering fruity aftertaste. The strange flavor contained notes of honey and fruity. Not one that I would likely drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (2096) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Sampled at the Manitou Wine Festival. Nice clover and wildflower honey, with a subtle touch of spruce, which tones down the sweetness a bit. This is a tasty, well made mead, but the juniper doesnt really add much...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
750ml bottle 5/28/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38 in snifter-Pours golden with no head. Aroma of wine, alcohol, and honey. Taste of the same with a bit more alcohol. This light bodied mead is not bad but just comes across hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (3044) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2015
Clear gold in color with soft sweet honey aromas that softly layer on hints of wood and gin. Dry tannic honey and citric hay-like flavors throughout. Airy body, dry, semi-sweet finish. Nice experiment here that seems to work well

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled at Elizabeth Station, pours a clear blonde. Nose is syrupy with lots of honey and alcohol. Flavour is syrupy and cloying, with a medicinal taste and lots of alcohol. Not the most refined mead by any means. Too syrupy, cloying and medical. Not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Taster at Scrumpys. Appearance: white zin appearance, clear. Aroma: slight gin or juniper scent, primarily honey. Palate: Coating honey texture, Taste, sweet, with alcoholic notes of juniper. Overall, Still not the biggest fan of mead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle @ Redstone. Clear yellow pour. Really herbal aroma. Lots of juniper notes, a touch of tartness, and some pepper. Just a mild honey aroma and sweetness. Fairly grassy. Flavor is herbs and pepper. Light tartness, juniper, and a mild honey flavor and sweetness. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Redstone. Pours a light yellow appearance with no head. A bit spicy, sprucey, somewhat herbal, tangy, sweet honey aroma. A bit bitter, juniper/spruce, somewhat herbal flavor while still being lightly sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristophe (29) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle at home, thanks Bill! Pours clear golden with no head. Spices, different berries, honey and piney notes on the nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is a bit tart with notes of pine trees, spices, lingon berries and juniper. Interesting mead!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6104) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Honey nose. Crystal clear yellow, still. Rather light body, alcohol less evident than expected, Honey flavor with a lemony tang. Not much in the way of juniper, but different.

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