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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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This barrel aged dry cyser (’size-er’: a honey wine made with apples) was made with fresh-pressed Michigan apple cider and aromatic Michigan wildflower honey. Fermented to dryness and aged in charred American oak barrels. Huge apple aroma is complimented by the flavor of honey and oak with a warm smooth finish.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Pours a clear, light yellow appearance with no head. Just a touch spicy, lightly woody, red apple, spicy honey aroma. Tangy, dry woody, chewy apple, light lemon, herbal honey flavor. Pretty tasty brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Gold pour. Nice mix of apples, honey, wood, vanilla. Easy drinking and quite smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
From the bottle. Clean dark gold pour. Big barrel notes, woody, fresh apples in the aroma. Warm apple cider notes, little sweetness and a dry woodiness. Clean, but unappealing finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear pale golden body with no head. Sweet honey and vanilla aroma. Vanilla and acidic fruit flavor with a honey finish. Medium full body with no carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Early 2012 bottling to white wine stem glass. Glowing light honey colored pour. Tiny bubbles adhere to the glass under the syrupy elixir without forming any specific pattern. Aroma is yellow apple, damp oak, and peach. Smells like a Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay wine blend. Taste is sweeter than the wine it resembles but with similar oak dryness. Honey, apple skin, lemon, and white grape. Finish is oaky and slightly alcoholic. I wasn’t crazy about this at first but its opening up nicely.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle split with DiarmaidBHK - bottle batch number 501009 (Oct 2009) - aroma is smoked oak with some light apple notes. Taste has some sourness, which might be from the age of the mead. Finish is certainly dry. Overall, not my favorite B. Nektar, I lean more towards there sweeter styles.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Naples. Pours golden with a slight oakiness on the nose. Very dry on the tongue comes more from the apple than the honey. I’m not sure he barrel aging does much for it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
375 mL bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow color. Aroma of apple, pear, honey, wood, berries. The taste is peppery wood, honey, vanilla, apples. Medium bodied, faint booze. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is golden yellow with no head and good legs. Green apples, oak, pear, honeydew, a touch of cantaloupe, honey, and almonds in the aroma. Taste is green apples, pears, white grapes, oak, light spice, and biscuit with a dry finish. Light mouthfeel with no carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Clear yellow pour, no head, aroma brought notes of brown sugar, hints of apple, virgin oak with slight vanilla in there. Taste is a nice mix of oak, lemon, some hints of vanilla, touch of bronw sugar, slight apple, lemon, finishing very dry.


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