Melovino The Root Cause

I somehow managed to sleep until 9:30 AM today. That’s really odd for me, as I can rarely sleep past 6 AM on most days. I’ve been working like crazy, so I guess I needed the sleep. It’s also incredibly humid out, so sleeping in the air conditioning with the fan going is like heaven. Anyways, this is a mead that I picked up at my local beer store that’s made in New Jersey. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 14%

Style: Mead

Trivia: According to the meadery website, “Fresh ginger mead made with orange blossom honey from Florida. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing a smile upon a person’s face and knowing that you were the one that put it there. Give someone a hug, a kiss, or simply share a glass of this euphoric pairing of florida orange blossom honey and freshly sliced ginger! Then, when they taste it and smile, you will know, you were the root cause.”

Random: My Bissell Brothers glass is perfect for mead.

The mead poured as a clear, light yellow color. This was a still mead, so there was no carbonation visible. The nose was filled with wildflower honey and some freshly chopped ginger. The taste had an instant booze burn, which was quickly followed up by freshly chopped ginger. After a few sips, some wildflower honey came through. The body was on the thicker side with no carbonation. It had a sticky and lengthy finish with ginger. I picked this up for $18.99, which came to $1.12 per ounce. I thought this was a good mead, but the ginger was overwhelming.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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Melovino Berry Boku

Val had been wanting to try this mead for awhile, so we cracked open the bottle one night. She ended up not being a fan of this one either.

berryboku

ABV: 14%

Style: Mead

Trivia: According to the meadery website, “Our ridiculously delicious mixed berry mead that is sweet, tart, and full of flavor. A succulent blend of honey and a tremendous amount of mixed berry flavor come together in this tart and richly dense recipe! Jam packed with a big berry punch of raspberry and blackcurrants upfront, with blueberry, blackberry, & strawberry supporting every sip in the background. It’s no longer berry chic, it is Berry BOKU!. 500ml @ 14% abv. Enjoy slightly chilled or at room temperature. Try enjoying some Berry Boku with our Blueberry Ricotta Cake”

Random: This was the first meadery in New Jersey.

The body was a dark red color that I couldn’t see through. The nose was intensely fragrant with a lot of berries. I specifically noted blueberries, blackberries and currants. Raspberries came through as well. I couldn’t pick up much in the way of strawberry. There was a noted alcohol presence as well. The taste was one step away from a berry balsamic vinegar. There was a lot of tartness and unripe blueberry and blackberry. It had a sweet and syrupy honey note with warming alcohol. The body was thick and dense. The finish was lengthy with tart raspberry and currant. A bottle of this wasn’t cheap at $22 ($1.30 per ounce). I wasn’t a huge fan of this mead and had trouble getting it down. I think it would do better poured on top of an angel’s food cake. I don’t feel the need to have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0