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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
pours a pretty ruby red, slight carbonation. good clarity, no legs to speak of, and wouldn’t expect much at this low abv anyway. aroma is quite vinous, plenty of dark berries and hint of spice. seems a black-currant-like tobacco quality here. honey is pretty much absent, as is the orange peel, and surprisingly the cloves. ...but there are the cloves in the flavor. at first they are in the background, and the blackberries and slight honey shine, with rind behind as well. however with each sip the clove sits on the palate, and builds. it becomes a bit bitter, quite spicy, and a few ounces in this is a decidedly clove-dominated drink. as it warms the clove even comes out in the aroma, to the forefront even. interesting that it was pretty much nondescript in the cold beverage. I can see how there is some balance brought by the clove, but it is difficult to work with without becoming dominant, and this one, though tasty, and perhaps easier for me to drink than zombie killer, still remains a bit difficult to consume much of and not the session drink I’d prefer with these low abv meads. Really interesting take though; glad to try it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is floral and wineous. Sweet, fruity and light citrusy. Smooth, sweet and libgering honey into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (357) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Poured into stem glass a winey purple. No head no lace but bubbles very lively just after the pour. Aroma is blackberry heavy with orange and clove coming out giving it a fall spice note. Taste is sweet on the draw, blackberry, spice and honey. Tarts towards and on the finish. Very smooth in the mouth. One of my favorite meads.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3559) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Draft. Sweet earthy blackberry. spicy clove, and orange aroma. Clear deep plum with a small pink head. Sweet earthy blackberry and light clove flavor with a hint of orange. Medium, uncarbonated body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Cherry blackberry look. Spice mostly good smell. Blackberry leads almost cherry. Smooth mouthfeel. Some off flavour. Tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1225) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
. Pour is clear purple with no head or lacings. Nose is sweet with red berries. Taste has red berries, sweetness, some apple juice and honey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear Ruby brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet, peppery, blackberry. Light to medium in body with a lingering peppery sweetness. Tasty, but not my favorite from B nektar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark with a slightly purple hint. Aroma is fruity, blueberry and raspberry. A hint of clove and citrus in there too. Taste starts out light sweet and ends medium tart. Follows aroma. Just like everything else by these guys, this is another winner.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (473) - - NOV 21, 2014
Tasty and very fruity. Looks like a vimto, tastes a bit like vimto too. Very fizzy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ Kihoskh. Pours hazy dark red with a bubbly white head. Cloves, rød ribena, gløgg and honey. Sweet. Not my thing for sure!


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