RateBeer
Home >

B. Nektar Cranberry Melomel

B. Nektar Cranberry Melomel
     click to upload
overall
92
90
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Only 20 gallons of this Cranberry Melomel (Batch 58) were made in January, 2010 (a melomel is a mead made with fruit). Orange blossom honey was fermented with 30 pounds of whole cranberries for a wonderful tart balance. Then we aged the mead on some orange zest to bring out the citrus-like character of the honey. The aroma is very complex with cranberry, honey and hints of citrus. The flavor doesnít disappoint with tart cranberry up front followed by citrus-laden honey. This mead is also incredibly gorgeous in the glass with a striking pinkish-orange hue.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle: Hazy, pink grapefruit hued with a fizzling white foam that turns into the thinnest collar imaginable. Aroma is quite fruity & pretty nice. Smells like Sweet-tarts or Pez candy. Has that sugary sweetness with fruity notes of cranberry & some strong strawberry. Light floral, leafy notes with some sweet, moderately boozy honey lingering towards the finish. Taste is a little more boozy & honey forward but still has a nice berry sweetness present. Tart berry finish after the honey fades. Drier than expected, some lasting boozy warmth in the throat in the aftertaste with hints of clover honey. Unique, tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4814) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Courtesy of umich03jm Bottle: The aroma consists of cranberry, sweet tarts, and light honey. It pours a transparent dull pink with a small white head that fades to nothing almost instantly. The flavor starts light-moderate cranberries and light honey. The finish has light sweet tarts, wood, and a hint of alcohol. It?s light-medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Tap at the 2014 Spring Mead Fest. Pours a cloudy light pink color with a few tiny bubbles rising up. Aroma is cranberries, sugar candy, and flowers. Tastes like cranberry kool-aid. Moderately sweet cranberries and honey. Nice flowers in the finish with a little lemon tartness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours a very light pink golden hue. Still. Smells of tart crasins with a mild honey sweetness. Citrus indeed. Kinda smells like gatorade rain. Taste is a semi sweet tart cranberry with a mild citrus honey. Itís sweet but a bit acidic and a hint bitter in the finish Overall very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours the color of a Provencal Rose. Aroma is utterly amazing. Honeysuckles and jasmine seem to dominate, with hints of orange blossom and slight citrus notes. Flavor is a melange of citrus, cranberries, a waxy honey note, finishing with a slight, albeit pleasant astringency. Simply one of the best meads I have tasted in quite some time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle purchased at some store in Michigan. Pinkish orange color with no carbonation and moderate legs. Aroma of cranberry, honey and citrus. Sweet honey flavor to start, then drying out to citrus and cranberry wine before a semi-sweet finish. Not as dry as I was expecting, and thatís a good thing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Thanks to MeadMe for the share. Pours a somewhat pink yellow. Nose is honey, dry mead, and hints of berry and some dry cranberry flavor. Flavor is similar- dry mead, light honey, and cranberries. I would love this mead with Thanksgiving dinner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Pours orange with pink undertones. Strong earthy berry aromas with a hint of heat. Mild citrus and wonderful fresh honey. The flavor is great, more suited for a fall evening than a hot summer night but itís spot on cranberry. Nice and tart cranberry with hints of earthy skin. The honey component is forward yet it manages to mingle just below the berry. Subtle citric notes as well. It is a nice dry mead, with a nice tartness that really bites in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
mostly orange pour with a slight pink hue. aroma and flavor of mostly honey, spiced orange, coriander, and light cranberry skin...cranberry works very nicely in this style..a great autumn treat

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. WOW! Awesome aroma of citrus, cranberry, honey and orange notes. Light pink hue. Very sweet and a little tart. Palate is medium-full bodied. Just an incredible mead! Very complex and I love that cranberry flavor! Very very well done.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50