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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


Ernesto987's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4175) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
sample at the mead tasting, huge wine flavors, grapey, shraz here. I like this a sweet dessert wine


1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (4220) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Grape jelly nose, not terribly vinous, more like jelly. Clear maroon. Singular grape flavor. Alcohol evident, harsh mouthfeel. Ugh, I can’t believe I’m about to give B. Nektar a bad rating, but this a sweet, hot mess. Reminds me of MD 20/20. I’m so distraught.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Thin body. Very sweet taste. Wasn’t ready for that at first. Once I got used to the sweetness though, I really enjoyed it. Lots of honey flavor with plentiful cherry grape taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle: Pours clear, deep, berry-red with a white ring of head. Honey, berry, apple aroma. Flavour is dusty-sweet honey, blackberry/cherry... Strong alcohol prescence. Dry, yet sweet...nice alcohol warmth. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2487) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a corked bottle. Pours clear light ruby with no head. The nose is sweet and dominated by jammy vinous fruit, honey, and some alcoholic heat. The flavor is primarily sweet and jammy red wine with a nice hit of honey and heat. The body is full with some wine-like tannins and a long fruity berry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Color is nice, very vivid red to purple blueberry hues. Nose is astringent, slightly boozy and a tough of grape and floral notes. Sweet taste, has a touch of cough syrup, I obviously am rated it without "adding soda water" which is how I drink mead. but it is a very concentrated fruit punch taste. not a fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pour is ruby red with no head. Aroma and flavor of grape vines, dark fruit, red wine, tart berries, wood, burnt oak, and sweet honey. Sweet and boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11927) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg 2015-02-28. Reddish color, no head. Honey aroma, nectar, floral, wild strawberries, raspberries, some raisins. Honey flavor, wild strawberries, nectar, floral notes, some alcohol. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (405) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
The aroma is berries, honey and wine. Pours a darker red, clear. The taste is sweet. The body is light, the texture thin and the carbonation soft, the finish long. Very good, not as much alcohol as the other B. Nektar Meads.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Wenig süßer Beginn, spritzige Fruchtnoten. Zwischenzeitlich sogar leicht säuerlich, dann wieder süßlich, nett, trocken, speziell. 8/9/9/9/11/9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2573) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep red/purple liquid with small white head. Aroma of raspberries, red wine, cherries, strawberry, sweet alcohol, honey and sugar. Taste is medium sweet with notes of raspberries, blueberries, honey and sweet alcohol. Medium to full bodied with no carbonation. Really nice.


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