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B. Nektar Margarita Mead

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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Made with dark and light agave nectar, orange blossom honey, fresh lime juice, lime zest, and orange zest. This mead was inspired by the popular tequila beverage. This is a variation on a recipe that’s been floating around our homebrewing club (F.O.R.D.) for years.

maniac's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle at the World Beer Festival Columbia Brewers Party on 01/21/2011. Clear golden amber body with no head. Very sweet honey and light fruit aroma. Sweet honey and light citrus flavor. Medium body with no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2709) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared by Bob - thanks!! Clear light yellow pour, lots of legs. Cool nose on this, lots of lime. Really nice balance, lime is there but not overwhelming. A little agave with a nice sweet honey finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. Ummm, no. I did not care for this and proceeded directly for the sink for a drain pour. Just not my bag baby. I wouldn’t say cave creek or Mr. Mayor horrible, just not to my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours light, still, clear gold. Aroma of agave, honey, and citrus. Taste is a good balance of the agave and honey, with the citrus slightly offsetting the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5210) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle shared with Keith and Simon, pours clearish golden color. As soon as you sniff this mead, you recognize the grapey orange blossom honey. Also get some florals, but not much agave or margarita flavor like the kuhnhenn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6272) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate honey, light lime, alcohol, and a hint of acetone. It pours a transparent dull gold with a few stray bubbles for a head. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy honey. The finish has a hint of lime and alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with minimal carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 [Bottle / 2009] Thanks, Jeff! Bright yellow-golden color, clear throughout with only a few small bubbles that rise to the top. Aroma has notes of warm honey, booze, mild grass, a small hint of lime, & a somewhat vague spiciness in the background. Tastes of boozy honey, both warm & sweet up front with a light lime-like presence & again, a hint of vague spice. Seems like cinnamon, though this isn’t brewed with cinnamon at all. Sticky, thick body. Overall, a nice mead, but it really doesn’t remind me of margaritas in any sort of way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3296) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife who’s a big fan of margaritas. Pours a hazy light orange color, still. Aroma is a mix of honey and lime. Taste starts sweet and finishes pretty dry. Salty lime taste with a slight tartness in the finish. Odd aftertaste. An ok mead overall. My wife liked it more than me but still didn’t really love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11711) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with no head. Aroma is honey, straw and a hint of lime. Flavor is honey and lime with a sweet finish. Medium body and no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8230) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
375 ml bottle from a tasting. Pours a light golden color with zero head. The aroma and flavor are sweet honey, light agave, citrus zest, tequilla, lime. Still really sweet. Smell was more inviting than flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a very light haze, full yellow hue. Still, with some legs. Aromas are of honey, waxy, baked apple, very floral and medium sweet, lime zest and sweetened orange peel. Spicy and zesty. Margarita might be a reach in concept, but it smells good. Fruity. Flavors are very sweet for the concept, some agave, bitter, zesty, floral, honey, waxy. Medium juicy, spicy, waxy. Lots of tannin or other bitterness, light lime, floral orange blossom. Full bodied, viscous, still, kind of an unsettled balance.

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