Hidden Legend Winery Reviews




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2.7
Hidden Legend Peach Mead
Bought this to compare to my own peach mead. Spicy honey aroma. Distinct honey flavors, not picking up any peach, with alcohol burn. Iím really not picking up any peach, honey flavors are a bit harsh as is the alcohol burn. Maybe the difference between my cyser and this melomel, but Iíll stick with what Iím doing.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Popoff91
2.6
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
Thought it would be the sweetest of the meads I have tried from this winery, but their Kings Mead is a little sweeter and a little better overall. Not too bad for a wine, but Iíll stick mostly to beer. Like their other offerings, annoying wax dip and synthetic cork. Why not just use a twist cap, its about as classless as a synthetic cork and easier to open when drunk, less mess.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Popoff91
2.8
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
I liked this one quite a bit more than their Pure Honey mead, which tasted pretty much no different from a white wine. This one is a little sweeter. Still not my beverage of choice, but not too bad.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Popoff91
2.5
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead
Drank slightly chilled out of a wine glass. My first mead, was hoping it would be better, as I really enjoy honey. However, it tastes mostly like a white wine with a little bit of honey in it. Might be a good mead, I donít know. I just am not very fond of wine. I bought a three-pack from their winery and hopefully their darker meads will taste better.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

fiulijn
2.5
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead
Bottle from Whole Foods, Seattle; synthetic cork; annoying wax dip
Measured Final Gravity: 1009
Skewed Refractometer Reading: 11.3įB

Blond color. Mild aroma, wax and some wine. Semi-dry mouthfeel, glue, wine, some bitterness in the final.
In Germany they sell mead like this for 3 euros. Not good.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

fiulijn
3.2
Hidden Legend Maple Mead
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle; synthetic cork; annoying wax dip
Measured Final Gravity: 1017
Skewed Refractometer Reading: 13.0įB

Dark amber color. Of the three Hidden Legend meads tonight, this is the better one, more balanced, slightly sweeter, with a mild maple touch, and a feeling of Italian amaro.
Nice.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

fiulijn
3
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
Bottle from Whole Foods, Seattle; synthetic cork; annoying wax dip
Measured Final Gravity: 1008
Skewed Refractometer Reading: 10.4įB

Dark amber color. Some aroma of caramel, glue, booze. Semi-dry mouthfeel, the body is too thin, and thinner in the final, also lightly astringent; a bit of caramel and candies, and some woody astringency in the final.
Drinkable, clumsy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Oakes
3.6
Hidden Legend Maple Mead
Medium brown, rich and sweet. Has light maple, light honey, good balance. Has a light mapley character with a sweeter finish.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Oakes
3
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
Cloudy, amber, has a sticky, dark fruit aroma. Has a touch of fruit with a bit of sugar. Off-dry mead.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Oakes
3
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead
Some haze, has a little sweet honey character, with a bit of toasty character, so itís not the greatest.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

MeadMe
3.8
Hidden Legend The Kings Melomel
Pours Berry red. Aroma is nice cherry and sweet honey. Flavor is tart cherry with honey notes. Earthy with vanilla notes. Sweet with tart. I like it.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MeadMe
3.6
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
Pours deep brown. Aroma is dark honey and earth. Flavor is caramel up front. Notes of figs and sweet stone fruits. Honey stands out and provides balance. Fuller side of medium. Tasty.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MeadMe
3.6
Hidden Legend The Kingís Pyment
Pours deep red. Aroma is earthy with notes of honey. Flavor is nice. Honey up front, earthy with grape. Light florals and a hint of oak. Lightly tannic. Medium in body.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MeadMe
4.2
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser
Pours pale. Aroma is absolutely wonderful. Loads of fall cider straight from the press. Flavor is fresh pressed Apple, nice pie spices to back it up. A very very tasty mead. Medium body.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MeadMe
3.3
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead
Pours pale gold. Aroma is earthy honey. Flavor is honey, earthy, with light florals. Light acid and thinner side of medium body.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MeadMe
3.6
Hidden Legend Spiced Mead
Pours dark brown. Aroma is a potpourri of spices, nice deep and earthy. Flavor is also all about spices. Clove and cinnamon stand out. Light anise and subtle tea notes. Medium in body nice sweetness.
Monday, April 11, 2016

MeadMe
3.6
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
Pours pale. Aroma is simple honey, earthy with light florals. Flavor is. Floral honey, subtle spice notes with hints of alcohol.
Monday, April 11, 2016

Ferris
3.5
Hidden Legend Maple Mead
Bottle - Nice sweet dark honey. Clearish Amber. Nice sweet honey, touch is spice and a light body finish. Decent.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ferris
3.4
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
Bottle - Sweet dark bready notes, caramel and honey. Clear copper. Dark honey with a light sweet almost bitter finish,
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

mcberko
3.1
Hidden Legend Maple Mead
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark amber orangey brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out burnt caramel and medium sweet honey. Flavour is along the same lines, with light maple, burnt caramel and tangy acidic notes on the finish. Quite a thin palate like all their offerings. Pleasant flavour, but a little weak and lacking oomph. Solid.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ferris
3.1
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead
Bottle - Sweet floral honey. Clear gold. Light sweet honey with a tinge of dry bitterness in the finish. A bit thin.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

mcberko
3.1
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out caramel and medium sweet honey. Flavour is along the same lines, with notes of caramel, medium sweet honey and dark toffee. Quite thin for the style, but itís very pleasant.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

mcberko
2.9
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark-ish golden yellow with a few bubbles. Aroma brings out medium sweet honey and moderate acidity. Flavour is quite thin, with lots of acidity, citric notes and mellow honey. Nothing offensive, but itís not a complex or elegant mead. Meh.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MeadMe
3.4
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead
Pours deep berry red. Aroma is earthy Berry. Flavor is loaded with tart cherry. Earthy with a bit of astringency. Lightly tannic with a mild waxy note. Medium in body. Smooth. Solid.
Friday, July 10, 2015

DCLawyer
3.3
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
Bottle share at Travlrís. Purple with no head. Disturbing. Sweet berries and honey, a little boozy on the end.
Friday, April 17, 2015

mcberko
3.8
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
On tap at Capitol Cider, pours a clear blonde with no head. Nose is big on the treacle toffee-like honey. Flavour is big and decadent, with treacle toffee, alcohol and lots of honey. Fairly alcoholic but really well-balanced, with not too much sweetness. Excellent.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

tchaos
2.7
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead
750ml bottle. Pours still pinkish red. Nose of Berry and wax. Taste is a thin blend of mild honey, fruit, and wine.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dogbrick
3.5
Hidden Legend Dark Mead
This Mead is a clear pale brown color with a minimal head and tenuous lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruit and honey in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet fruits and herbal honey. The finish is sweet with a caramel and fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
Monday, December 15, 2014

AmEricanbrew
3.4
Hidden Legend Spiced Mead
2010 bottle from the cellar. Clear dark amber color with no head. Nice fruity, sweet spice, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Fruity, allspice flavors with light to medium sweet honey___alcohol is well cloaked----tasty holiday drink.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

MrChopin
0.9
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky plum grape juice, thin bubbled ring. Cheesy diacetyl nose, sting berry and sugars with dusty paper oxidation. Ultra sweet cheesy front palate, boozy whack across berry middle, stinging through the rough, hot papery end. Sticky and hot, bad throughout.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

radagast83
3.6
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured an uncarbonated, clear purple color. Aroma was some light sweet honey notes, elderberries arenít my specialty, so I assume what Iím tasting is elderberry. Some light vanilla notes, honey.
Monday, November 10, 2014

GenDV138
3.1
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Dark purple/red color with no head. Aromas of berries, vanilla, honey. Tastes of berries, vanilla, some booze. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish.
Sunday, November 9, 2014

tchaos
3.6
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser
Pours a very pale honey color, similar light honey on the nose. Taste is sweet honey, but not cloying. Apple on the finish, with slight alcohol
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Westchesterco
3.3
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
Poured from a bottle at a bottle share in DC. It is a dark amber color the aroma is the smell of dying Easter eggs the taste is a surprisingly sweet taste that is similiar to cough medicine but not bad
Sunday, November 9, 2014

solidfunk
3.4
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
OK. Some berry. Decent honey infusion. Light sweet finish with a touch of carbonation. Bottle.
Sunday, November 9, 2014

BeerandBlues2
2.9
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
Bottle. Pours clear purple and still. Aroma is wild elderberry, sweet honey and light vanilla. Flavor is berries and sweet honey with a dry finish. Medium body.
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Travlr
2.7
Hidden Legend Wild Elderberry Mead
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Nice clear ruby color. Aroma of dusty berries. Taste is sweet and simple.
Sunday, November 9, 2014

michaelinwa
3.5
Hidden Legend The Kingís Cyser
Bottle. Pours a light amber, with am aroma of honey and really just hints of apple. Flavor is sweet and the honey is up front with the apple in the background. Taste is nice, but the apple is not all the prominent or all that interesting, and the subtle complexities of some meads is missing. Finishes sweet but not sticky or overdone, with a mild alcohol burn. Nice, but I like their maple mead better.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

michaelinwa
3.4
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
Bottle. Light pour, honey aroma, nothing special. Taste is, to me, pretty basic, but also on the sweet side, and more than I really prefer. Easy to drink, but just too sweet. I would opt for others this meadowy.
Friday, September 26, 2014

michaelinwa
3.8
Hidden Legend Maple Mead
Bottle. Light brown pour, good aroma with hints of maple. Flavor is medium sweet, with background of maple. Not heavy, but not at all light. Easy to drink, and very enjoyable.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

tchaos
3.4
Hidden Legend Peach Mead
Pours clear yellow. Aroma is floral honey. Taste is mostly honey, mild peach with some alcohol on the finish
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Travlr
3
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy pinkish red color. Aroma of sweet and dusty berries. Taste is smooth, very sweet, almost cloying cherry Koolaid.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Drake
3.6
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
750 mL bottle shared by Beerandblues2 at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a clear pale yellow color with moderate legs. Aroma of sweet honey and mild spice. The taste is honey, spice, a bit of citrus. Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Travlr
2.5
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
Bottle. Clear extra pale yellow color, flat. Aroma of slightly dusty hay. Taste is sweet honey, light fruit.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

solidfunk
3.5
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
Amber pour. Light pepper with lots of evident honey and a little booze in aroma. Bottle thanks to Beerandblues2.
Monday, July 14, 2014

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Hidden Legend The Kingís Mead
Bottle. Pours clear pale gold and still. Aroma is honey, straw malt and vanilla notes. Flavor is honey, vanilla, light straw and a dry finish. Medium body and no carbonation.
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ibrew2or3
3.1
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead
Woodshed 3.0! Blue waxed 75cl bottle pours with a rosy red clear body that has wafer thin legs. The aroma is berry, some sweet honey and a touch of bees wax. The taste is thin to watery where I get berry juice, some drying notes that are tannin like as well as a red wine sensation. Thin tannic and not all that great.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

daknole
2.9
Hidden Legend Huckleberry Mead
Red pour. Berry flavors, something a tad artificial, dry aged some beeswax. Just ok.
Sunday, June 15, 2014

dwyerpg
2.4
Hidden Legend Chokecherry Mead
This was the first disappointment I had from these guys. The choke cherries are both dry and bitter and the balance with the sweetness just doesnít quite work right.
Monday, June 2, 2014

dwyerpg
3.6
Hidden Legend Peach Mead
There is a light fruitiness in the aroma, along with some substantial honey. But itís is difficult to identify it as peach. The flavor has a hint of peach perhaps but is also just seems light and citrusy.pretty good but a tad sweet. Actually, the more I drink of this the peachier and less enjoyable this gets. A bit cloying even.
Thursday, May 8, 2014