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Paramour

June, 2015

Paramour

New Hampshire
United States
Judges Rating: 
87
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Pours a slightly hazy reddish/deep copper with no carbonation or head. The meniscus is very clear, but slightly darker than the mead, possibly indicating some age. A complex bouquet of clover and vanilla with a big boost of blackberry and a bit of strawberry fruitiness makes this beverage very inviting. The flavor brings a lot of fruity character -- big blackberry and blueberry and moderate levels of orange and strawberry with some nice vanilla notes (maybe from a barrel?). This is a sweet mead (but not cloying) -- it's well balanced with alcohol, low tannins and fairly low acidity. A medium-full body with the fruity character lasting long into the elegant and refined finish. Very tasty dessert mead, with the fruit berries dominating the honey expression, and could use just a bit more tannin and acidity to balance.

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