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B. Nektar Buckwheat Mead

B. Nektar Buckwheat Mead
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Formerly brewed at B. Nektar Meadery
Style: Mead
Ferndale, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
This mead is not for the weak or timid. The bold, rich taste of buckwheat honey carries through into this mead. Buckwheat honey has a very earthy, almost malty, flavor and aroma. We only use 100% pure buckwheat honey in this mead. Enjoy by itself or with BBQ foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle pours clear copper and has a headless beer like appearance. The aroma has big sweet honey and mild other nuances I can’t describe rolling into a bit of chemical heat. Maybe it is something like earthy sugars, hmm. The taste is crystal sweet honey and gets into slickness and a few other notes that, like the aroma, I can’t really put my finger on but adds pleasing depth and uniqueness to the experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Amber pour. Aroma of buckwheat pancakes, honey, light oaky notes...interesting. Flavor is sweet, and reminds me a lot of waffles or pancakes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Thanks to MeadMe for the share. Pours a still orange amber with some nice legs. Nose is somewhat thick with earthy honey and some mild fruit/ (plum?) flavor combined with the bounteous buckwheat honey. Flavor is similar with buckwheat honey shining here and giving off earthy honey, vague hints of fruit, and some mild booze. Very nice mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Has a fruity sweetish spicy honey and wheat aroma. Sweetish spicy fruity honey flavor. Has a sweetish spicy warming honey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Love me some buckwheat honey and this mead really let’s the buckwheat shine. Pours a nice rich amber color of brown, nice and thick looking in the glass. Aromas of earthy honey, with a touch of alcohol. Wonderful flavors here. Toffee, caramel, maple and honey comb. Subtle fruit with a touch of spice. Has the bready malty flavor that I get from buckwheat honey. Really really nice. Full in body, rich, and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - no head. Honey, fruity, tannins, bitterness, grainy notes, straw, light acid, knækbrød - swedish flatbread. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
Corked 37.5cl bottle at Papsø’s
Hazy deep blond color. Although the French often use buckwheat honey for Mead, this one has the most evident aroma of buckwheat, and honey; breadish, rustic, but very interesting. Very sweet, but not syrupy; and the sweetness is cut by the strong alcohol feeling; in the front there is also some light acidity and very light carbonation; the honey flavor is clear, as evident are, once again, its roots; there is a very light bitterness in the final, that in a buckwheat Mead doesn’t disturb as in other more floral ones; and the alcohol warms the mouth. Nice, sharp, peculiar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 fra flaske, dufter dejlig af honning, mørke gylden "tyk" smager dejlig sød med en lidt syrlig gær eftersmag en dejlig mjød

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy golden. The aroma is sweet honey and some fruity notes. The flavour is sweet honey, light dust, spices and sweet fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2011
Botella. Unclear deep golden. Sweet honey spiced aroma. Flavour is sweet with honey and spice along with some flowerness.

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