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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Our most popular "gateway mead". Made with clover honey, shiraz grapes, and has a great wildberry flavor. Makes an excellent sangria. Serve alone, or mix with soda water, and add a lemon and lime.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1233) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
The appearance is elegant, with dark pink and red hues, like a light sangria or rosé. Nice and fruity aromas were wafting out of the bottle. Light berries, namely blackberry and blueberries come to mind. Slight alcohol notes and a touch of sweet honey finished the nose. Tasted pretty much like I expected with dominating fruity flavors and a mellow alcohol flavor melding to make this mead extremely drinkable. Sweet but not overly so. Well worth the buy and this one is a definite crowd pleaser.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle - snifter
Appearance - Clean red body, light carbonation
Aromas - Berries, leaves, honey and alcohol
Taste - Sharp raspberry, juicy red fruits, alcohol

While lightly carbonated and fruity, presented itself very similar to a fine sparking wine. The aftertaste was tart and dry, filling the palate with flavors of fresh fruit and light alcohol. Thanks to OmegaX for this one!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle at Fermentation Lounge in Tallahassee, FL. The best of our mead flight by a mile, this has almost zero honey character and could be presented to your friend as "normal sangria" without them batting an eyelid. So enjoyment of this is directly correlated to your enjoyment of sangria as I could not tell the difference.

Pours a clear, flat, deep ruby. Good widely spaced, thick legs drip with a swirl. Nose up front is diacetyl (?) or something similar. Volatile compounds release and allow sangria mix and tart berries to come forth. Taste is vinous, no honey viscosity, quite thin like red wine. Sharp, sour cranberry with a quick flash of alcohol heat at the beginning. Lactic sour finish. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Nice mead. Good honey, berry and some wine notes. Flavor isn’t as strong as the aroma...sorta wish it was, as the finish is a bit fleeting.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
bottle.. medium purple with a bit of brown... smells great, mostly a red wine with a bit oak and honey on the back, wonderful... slightly disappointed in the taste as I was expecting excellence, merely ok, sweet red wine but has a distracting chemical berry cough syrup note to it that kills this, tannins, black berries, honey and oak... borderline recommended

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Appearance: liquid berries – blueberry, mulberry, and cranberry. Deep and polished like a liquid precious gem.
Nose: cold blueberries, flesh and skin included. Pomace, pits, and stems for sweet bitter tannic harmony. Purple, black, and red grapes. Wild berries.
Palate: not heavy or too light, just right. Berry forward with faint honey hints. Grapes and blueberries in the breath. Tingles in the back with tannic bitterness of skins and grape seeds; pomace. Clean profile and delicious. Silken honey along the edges with berry taking center stage.
Final Thoughts: delicious. The color on first pour kind of scared me but happiness waited with each sip and each glass until the bottle was empty. B. Nektar takes a lot of risk with some of their meads and I have yet to taste one that did not pay off in flavor goodness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle purchased at some store in Michigan. Light red pour with no carbonation and moderate legs. Aroma of raspberry and blackberry along with honey and grape notes. Winey flavor with raspberry and blackberry before a sweet honey finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Berry red, somewhere in between wine and kool aid. Aroma is big and fruity with grape, berries and honey. Taste is excellent and sweet with honey, grapes, berries and mild alcohol and tannins. Pretty damn good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Sampled at GTMW - Pours ruby red with no head. Nose is berry and honey, balanced well, real sweet and syrupy. Tastes really sweet and smooth, with a light berry finish. Smooth and medium-bodied with a light carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Pour in a wine glass from a 750 ml bottle at The Lion’s Pride. Pours a deep violet color, lighter on the edges, with no carbonation or head. Beautiful, rich aroma of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, along with honey sweetness. Just a lot of lovely berries in there. Could smell this all day. Flavor of honey sweetness, blueberries and blackberries. Some wine-like booze on the finish. Medium-bodied, smooth, sweet, and fruity, with low carbonation. Awesome mead.


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