A friend of mine brought this particular brand over for us to try. I had had mead before in California, had enjoyed it, and I was actually looking forward to trying some more. We popped the cork, toasted our glasses, and had a healthy swig. Frankly, it was a little disappointing. I don't really know what the makers were going for. My first thought was that it tasted kind of like tea. Almost watery. Barely a scrap of honey flavor, and almost no taste of alcohol. Granted, I am no mead connoisseur, having only two brands under my tasting belt, thus far. Still, it seems to me that if you're looking for a good mead, it should be stronger, and have more than a whisper of honey.