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RATINGS: 107   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3041) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is deep purple/crimson with no head and good legs. Dry yeasty aroma, tannin, red wine, bread, dark fruits, and raspberries in the aroma. Taste is dark berries, red grapes, yeast, tannin, and biscuit with a dry, lingering finish and slight alcoholic burn. Mouthfeel is medium no carbonation. Very reminiscent of sweet merlot. My wife would love this one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21751) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. Red colour with no head. Aroma is honey, nectar, some berries, mild raisin like sweetness as well as quite white winelike notes. Flavour is honey, some berries, mild nectar, floral and alcohol to it. Mild white wine like notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tchaos (244) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2015
750 bottle. Pours a clear ruby color. Aroma is sweet Berry and grape. Taste is sweet grape and honey with a thin mouthfeel. No noticeable tannins.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12333) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11854) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (461) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - 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 (3309) - 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 (1700) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (4356) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2628) - 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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