Established in 2018

Pips Meadery

Meadery in Beach Park, Illinois, United States 🇺🇸


39452 N Lewis Ave
#3363
Beach Park, IL
60099

info@pipsmead.com


We have a passion for all things wine, but are primarily focused on mead. Playing most frequently in the dessert category, we are willing to push the boundaries at times and stretch past balance to bring out intense flavors and unique combinations in our products. We appreciate all feedback on our products and we strive for continuous improvement in our recipes.

 


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8.9
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 9

Pours a very dark reddish purple, nicely viscous. Smells sweet and lightly tart, lots of currant. Smooth, pretty thick, very boozy. I wonder what the ABV is? Fairly heavy sweet, but the tart from the fruit compensates. Loads of fruit, don't get licorice.

Tried from Bottle on 24 Jul 2022 at 22:00


9.6
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9.5

Taster showing cranberry pink.

The nose shows intense notes of ripe cranberries and toasted almonds in perfect balance.

The palate is light bodied. Balanced sweetness with a moderate acidic edge balanced out by almonds to rein in the tartness.

Tried from Bottle on 03 Jun 2022 at 12:48


8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Deep dark red, looks thick yet light. Loads of fruit in the smell, currants mostly, some sweet blackberry, cherry, bit sweet. Sticky, bit boozy, soft. Taste is highly sweet at first, but dries up a bit. Clear currants, cherries, blackberries. Intense.

Tried on 23 May 2022 at 22:00


8.9
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Dark amber, some slight sediment. Sweet smell, quite some honey still, light tart berry. Real thick body, sticky, some light alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet at first, but a great tartness quickly lightens that. Super intense cranberry, some oaky tannins. The flavour intensity is magnificent, just a shame that it's still so very sweet. Maybe just a tad too intense for me.

Tried on 30 Apr 2022 at 22:00


7.6
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Pours nearly black, scent is intense, dried fruits. Berries. Very intense ! Taste is full, sweet, intense, berry syrup.

Tried on 06 Jan 2022 at 16:52


9.5

Tried from Bottle on 20 Dec 2021 at 04:37


8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a copper gold with no head. The aroma is strong honey, spice, apple skin. Slick body, apple, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, nice sweetness, enjoyed this.

Tried from Bottle on 12 Dec 2021 at 03:51


8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9.5

Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a dark purple with small pink head that lasts. The aroma is strong black raspberry, cherry, honey, booze. Slick body, black raspberry, blackberry, honey, light booze, nice sweetness, enjoyed this.

Tried from Bottle on 12 Dec 2021 at 01:50


7.6
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Pours realy dark purple to brown. Scent is full, bit petrol, smooth alcohol. Raw honey. Taste is full, sweet, honey, some alcohol. Rediculously smooth , some red fruits, mild fruit tannins.

Tried on 29 Nov 2021 at 10:54


7.5
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottle thanks to John. Pours golden with no head. The aroma is strong spice, honey, pumpkin. Slick body, honey, cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, boozy finish, very good.

Tried from Bottle on 27 Nov 2021 at 05:14


Meadery Stats
Score 7.24
Meads95
Ticks202