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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
This Backwoods Cyser (’size-er’: a honey wine made with apples) was made with Michigan apple cider and a blend of Michigan star thistle, buckwheat and wildflower honeys. Once fermented, we placed the cyser into bourbon barrels and aged it to taste. The finished cyser is full bodied with smooth apple-honey character. Finishes with a touch of caramel, oak and bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Encore un hydromel qui s’ajoute a la longue liste des merveilles de chez B.Nektar Dorée couleur jus de pomme. Arôme est vraiment formidable mélangeant le tonneau de bourbon avec la douceur de la pomme caramélisée. Le tout laisse s’échapper des essences de miel / sarrasin qui est suivi de ce côté pelure de pommes et aspect terreux/organique du miel. En bouche, le bourbon est long et donne à cet hydromel une autre dimension alternant à la fois la vanille du tonneau, caramel et une toute fine amertume venant du cidre de pomme. Quant au miel, on peut y noter ce côté fleurs des champs et chardon qui reste bien doux et sucré. Une fois à bonne température, ce mélange de bourbon, vaille, pomme et caramel devient divin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1600) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Another SeaBass share. Thanks!! A: Pours a nice pale yellow hue, nice cling to the glass. S: Honey sweetness, with notes of oak, bourbon and slight vanilla. The apple is there, but a boozy burn stands above all. T: Apple front and center, like stewed apples with a nice honey sweetness to back it. The barrel while not as big as the aroma plays a big role. Old worn oak, with rich Bourbon notes. M: Medium in body, sweet with enough bourbon backing to make this one to sit down with and enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2011
375 mL bottle from Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a medium-deep yellow with no head. Nose is honey, apple, bourbon, vanilla, and sugar/ sweetness. Flavor is similar- akin to the bourbon barrel mead, but this one has an apple quality to it. The apples play in the background of the vanilla/ bourbon and wood goodness. Interesting cyser; great addition to B. Nektar lineup. Medium bodied overall and strong enough to be a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear gold. Nose/taste of honey, McIntosh apples, oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Medium body. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2776) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared by Bob - thanks!! Slight amber pour. Massive legs, great nose honey bourbon. Really nice taste as well. Big honey, a hint of apple and a nice dose of bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
clear, straw colored pour. butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla and granny smith apples all over the nose and mouth. add a touch of cake frosting in there as well...the flavor is more sweet than the nose...alcohol is certainly present, but doesnt detract from the quality of this excellent mead. fantastic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
375 mL bottle from Oak Tree Liquors, Plainfield, NJ. Pours a crystal clear golden color. Aroma of honey, toasted wood, bourbon, herbal notes, floral notes and an almost chocolate note. The taste is honey, toasted wood, citrus, apple, whisky, vanilla. Medium bodied, slight legs, low heat. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has notes of bourbon, apple and honey. Clear pale yellow hue. Very sweet and boozy. A great mead that will kick your ass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
strong and flavorful. the taste of apple and bourbon oak gives it nice rustic flavor. very sweet and very alcoholic drink with caution.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2012
Colour of white wine. No carbonation, no head. Aroma of apples, white wine (sauvignon blanc), light honey, quite floral. Flavour rather sweet, quite alcoholic, sweet apples, light vanilla, some bitterness and astringency following up. Finish is pure floral honey with a massive booze head. My first ever mead, and I quite like it.
(From 37,5cL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, sebletitje!)

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