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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This sweet mead is made with 100% orange blossom honey and is aged on American oak.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Sample at B Nektar Meadery. Translucent pale yellow with no head. Aroma of honey, orange and oak. Taste s heavy on the honey with some vanilla and orange/citrus notes as well. Finishes up hot and sweet.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Pale clear golden body, nice clarity and color.
Aroma: The aroma is faint, but smells sweet of hints of oranges and honey. Nice aroma, Iím glad itís not overly pungent.
Taste: The flavor is sweet with honey and hints of citrus. After reading the description and seeing itís aged on oak, I guess I can sort of pick of hints of caramel and vanilla, but Iím not sure I would have found it without knowing. I do get a hint of spice and oak, but itís very subtle. The finish has some heat and lingering sweetness that sort of reminds me of PlayDoh.
Palate: Full-bodied, sort of juice like.
Overall: I enjoy this mead a lot, itís what Iíd give to someone if theyíd never had mead. I find it pleasant, soft and easy to enjoy. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a clear yellow orange. Aroma has orange, oak and honey. Slightly floral. Taste is sweet, honey obviously taking the lead. Orange notes are nice and the woody characteristics give some depth. Like a sweet (sweeter) Pinot. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Had at the Meadery, the aroma is light orange and honey. Pours a clear yellow/orange. The taste is light sweet honey. The body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation soft and the finish semi-long. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7844) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle as a 4 oz pour at the 7venth Sun brewpub, Dunedin FL, on January 19, 2014.
Clear pear color, no head. Wood, sweet, alcohol, honey, some orange scent. Sweet, wood, alcohol taste. Alcohol, light raisin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, then dry. Leaves some oily legs on the glass, also some firey alcohol in the breath.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Didnít care for this in the least bit. Had almost a rotten garbage type finish. A bit boozy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Rating from 3-20-2009...looks like a Riesling...floral aroma...viscous...sweet honey flavor...and flowers

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (725) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Getting some orange in the smell but nowhere else really. Overall not bad. A little boozy. Iíd rather try something new than have this one again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Thanks to Kevin for a taste. Pale straw, almost clear with no head. Aroma of strange wet oak, dirty and musty in a sense with quite a bit of sweet honey. Taste is sweet honey, light florals, and a bit of finishing, dry oak. Again, not much orange, if any... But maybe orange blossom honey isnít supposed to taste like orange. Perhaps itís referring to the color. Not bad, but B. Nektar makes way better stuff. This is a little bland.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle from Knightly Spirits
Appearance - Pale yellow, minimal bubbles
Aroma - Honey, pollen, vanilla
Taste - Oak, melon, oranges, honey

This is a pretty solid mead, and it finishes with a hint of acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
750 mL bottle from Greenlife, Asheville. Pours a clear very pale yellow color. No head, moderate legs. Vinous, winey aroma with notes of citrus and wax. The taste is sweet honey, citrus, faint wood, fruity finish and a bit of hot wax. Medium bodied, fairly hot. Good mead, but Iím still not digging orange blossom honey as base for mead.


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