radagast83 (8050) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2016
750ml bottle at the December 2016 DC area cider tasting. Poured a clear golden yellow color. Aroma was light honey, light sweetness. Mead honey notes. Light apple? Slightly dry notes. GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Cider tasting. Clear golden yellow. Aromas of honey, dirt, funk. Tastes of honey, apples, funk. Light body with a dry finish. nimbleprop (8373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2016
750ml bottle pours a clear gold, no head. Nose is all honey and booze. A nuttiness in the nose as well. Flavor is honey and corn syrup, mild riesling. Finishes sweet and even a little hot. Iphonephan (6984) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
From a bottle at the RB cider tasting December 2016. Pours a clear gold with a scant head. Aroma of honey and herbs. Floral flavors. Moderately sweet. magsinva (1250) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from the perfect pour - I had this one a while back and all I remember was a lingering sense of disappointment in this one.
onceblind (9626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Clear light gold. Aroma of slightly herbal and peppery sweet honey. Nice flavor of mild burning alcohol with some semisweet honey and herbal spices. Just a nifty and pleasant mead. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
750 ml bottle. I have to admit when I first saw that this was made in Washingtonville, NY, I knew that was the home of Brotherhood Winery and had my doubts about how good this mead could be. Happily, I was wrong. This mead pours a clear brilliant gold with no head. It is a still mead. Pleasant but mild aroma of honey. The flavor is somewhat subdued but is appropriate with honey that is not too sweet and has just a bit of earthiness to it. Dries out just a bit as it approaches the finish. Enjoyable. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2009
Very nice shade of light golden, looking vinious and smelling so. Almost detecting some wood. Smells rubbery like latex in a good way. Subdued honey is mellow and mild. Surprisingly dry and complex aroma with apples keeping it grounded. Nice palate is moderately thick without any hint of stickiness or heaviness. Smooth and not hot at all. Off-dry and the honey is not in your face. Lots of tropical fruits, including carambola, custard apple, nashi, and under ripe pear. Very nice mead. Oakes (17642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Whole Foods, Miami Beachmgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Light gold colour. The aroma is of kiwi, papaya and pear. Very melony body, sweet and complex. The most fruity non-fruited mead I have ever encountered. A fun tej.
Courtesy Oakes. Pours a clear pale gold, with a thinner looking appearance. Smells of a mix of honey, apple citrus, and a little oak in there too I think. The flavor is very sharp, almost a little stinging on the palate. A little earthy and slightly peppery to go along with the honey flavors and sweet caramel. The finish is a bit fruity with a little alcohol heat left on the tongue. Not a bad mead at all. Not as rich as Id normally like, but definitely got some interesting flavors going on here. Also cool to be the first rater for this.