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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Gold Medal Winner in the Hydromel category (less than 10% alcohol) at the 2003 International Mead Festival! Made with the addition of apricot puree for a dryer, tart, more traditional tasting mead.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours clear light yellow with no head. The nose is mostly honey with light fruit. The taste is the same – honey dominated with light fruit notes. Lighter thin mouthfeel. Meh.


3.1
drjay44 (3833) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2016
750 ml. swing top bottle, shared with Gabe. Pours a minimal, short lived head, over a clear straw (SRM 2) effervescent body........nose is heavy floral honey, mild hints of apricot.......taste is heavily honey sweet, with light spice notes, mild subtle hints of apricot, becoming drier on the finish......mouth feel, light body, mild alcohol, high carbonation, slight astringency. The honey is a bit too dominant, and more apparent apricot would be welcome. BJCP 6/3/11/4/6

3.2
mcberko (18981) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle pour at Skep & Skein, pours a hazy blonde with a tiny white head. Nose brings out moderate honey sweetness. Flavour is along the same lines, with a light wild quality that dries it out just enough. Very honey-ish. Solid but nothing amazing.

3.3
gregwilsonstl (2665) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Really light yellow. Nearly clear. Sweet. Subtle carbonation. Nice safe drinkable mead.

2.8
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at the International Tap House in Chesterfield. Pours clear yellow with no head. Aroma is floral and bubblegum. Flavor follows. Really sweet. Nice fora mead ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
(draft @ Avenue Pub - New Orleans, LA) Clear gold pour with a soapy white head. Very sweet aroma with lots of apricots present. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a lot of honey and apricot. Dry finish.

3.2
Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
16oz can 2/7/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38° in Snifter-Pours a clear light golden with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of honey and champagne. Taste of honey, champagne, and slight apricot. This light bodied beverage is not bad.

3
Dentoro1231 (13) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Just average, nothing bad, nothing outlandish either..the Sam Adams of meads. Some apricot and peach.Light and that all I got to say about that.

3.1
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Decent fruity aroma, apples and tart apricot, but the rest falls a little short. Nothing bad, but not worth the premium mead costs...

3.9
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Very clear. Almost like water. No head. No aroma so to speak. Tastes like pear juice with about 2% alcohol. If its h8... wow, I can believe that. Its very enjoyable.

2.6
jayzz (480) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Sweet honey cloying apple glow washed light yellow good overall satisfying borderline


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