Crafted Chipotle Pollen-Nation

Posted: October 2, 2016 in Crafted Artisan Meadery, Mead, Reviews

The amount of people that have hung up on me in the middle of a phone interview is pretty amazing. Today, I called two people (from my landline) and they both paused and then disconnected. I couldn’t imagine doing that during a phone interview. Anyways, mead time.

chipotlepollennation

ABV: 6%

Style: Mead

Trivia: According to the meadery website, “We’ve taken our gold medal winning Pollen-Nation and infused it with something special. This dry-hopped blackberry mead with saigon cinnamon is perfectly balanced with subtle heat from chipotle peppers. Once only available at festivals and in our taproom, Chipotle Pollen-Nation is now coming to the masses.”

Random: This is available in bottles and on draft.

This mead poured with no head on top of a clear, purple body. There was high carbonation visible. When I poured this, I expected a lot of fruit on the nose from the blackberries, but instead, I got a lot of chipotles and head. After a few sniffs, I also got some cinnamon and nutmeg notes. The taste had a lot more fruit. It had fresh, crushed blackberries with raspberries as well. The chipotles came through next and provided some aggressive head. The cinnamon was there as well, but more in the background. There were also berry seeds as well. As it warmed, I got some old, fermented berry juice and a bit of honey sweetness. The body was thick and syrupy with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with honey and blackberries and a residual heat. The bottle was $9, which broke down to $.53 per ounce. I enjoyed this one and I would definitely have it again, which isn’t surprising given the addition of chipotles.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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