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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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A traditional mead made with orange blossom honey. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels. For the first release in our Miel de Garde line, we used the highest quality orange blossom honey available, then aged it in a neutral American oak barrel for 18 months. The result is a bright aromatic, decadent mead made for sipping. Serve at cellar temperature.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bghedtodd (28) - USA - DEC 25, 2011
Incredibly smooth dessert wine on par with germany’s best eiswines. Floral clover, vanilla, sweet orange. Velvety elegance. Not cloying at all.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Received full glass sample at the B. Nektar meadery in Ferndale, MI. Pours a clear golden riesling auslese-like colored mead with a clear disk top and excellent viscosity tears. Aroma is liquid orange blossom honey, a hint of vanilla and a touch of cream tartar. Taste is full bodied, smooth as silk with flavors of sweet orange blossom honey and a hint of whipped cream. Finish is velvety smooth with very faint oak/vanilla chalk texture after the finish. No fermentation yeast detected anywhere. One of the smoothest dessert meads I’ve tried.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to theAlum. Gorgeous mead here. Pours gold and still. Nose is super clean and aromatic. Light vanilla but the orange blossom remains incredibly persistent. Fresh and forward, the essence of the honey is here. Light fruit to the nose, super clean without any fermentation issues. On tasting, lush on the palate. Balanced acidity with a medium sweet finish that is never cloying. Incredibly fresh and the essence of orange blossom honey. So much better than the B.Nektar non-BA OB meads. Simply world class.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a beautiful golden hue. Aromas of honey, citrus, with hints of florals. Rather sweet but wonderful. Hints of citrus with loads of fresh honey. Mild vanilla and a touch of wood. I could sit back and sip it for day’s. A real wonderful mead that is worthy of the price.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (289) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle - light golden color, very nice oak, vanilla, and sweet nose, taste sweet with hint of vanilla, dry smooth back end. This is a really nice and enjoyable mead.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Courtesy of Matt and Leighton! Pours clear yellow, no head. Glorious honey and suggestions of citrus. Big sweet flavor but not cloying, rich honey, some light dry straw. Full bodied with no carbonation. Light warmth to finish, rich honeycomb, touches of bread. Delicious stuff. Very rich and decadent but exceedingly drinkable. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
my first mead yuuuuup! bottle from El Cerrito liquor so i hope my rating isnt far off pours a clear white grape juice yellow clear nose was huge fresh leather then orange peels had also a boozy back end taste was pears honey wet wood vanilla even some sugar this was great..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle with linh and james, pours a slightly clearish ginger ale, with no lace or head. Aromas/taste of grape big league chew, honey, flowers, vanilla cream, red apple and oaky woods. Very warming and boozey. Such a strong grapeyness in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle shared with vin and Linh. Pours a bright honey yellow gold body with no head or lacing. Aroma is pure, sweet honey. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of apple, honey, sugar an light floral flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Clear yellow pour with no head and some legs. Aroma of honey, orange, white wine and slight bourbon. Orange and honey flavor with white wine and bourbon accents before a sweet honey finish. Risky due to price, but a very fine mead.


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