HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Purpelish red pour. Nose is honey, berries, and light acetone. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Tastes very mush like a fruity red wine, notes of berry, cherry, honey, and light booze. Alcohol is pretty well hidden actually. Finishes a tad dryer than most B. Nektars I have tried, lingering berry note.
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2016. Many thanks! Pink colour. Sweet and fruity mead. Lots of sweet berries and honey. Light carbonation. Ok.
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20/II/16 - 50cl (?) bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-210) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep ruby red liquid, no head. Aroma: very meaty (yes, like meat), funky, some jam, bit fruiy. MF: no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, fruity, berries, bit sugary, syrupy, some honey, sweet. Aftertaste: sugary, bitter touch, some lingering tannins, honey, bit fruity, lots of alcohol, sweet finish.
kraddel (5767) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at RBBWG16 . thnx for sharing everyone ! Pours deep and dark purple. Smell is sweet, Berry, intense, taste is Sharp, intense, sweet. Berries ! Almost a certain bitterness. Too much fruityness pulling it a bit out of Balance.
Zlotta (1584) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen. Clear, deep red, no head. Sweetish, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, honey, red grapes and hints of vanilla. Sweet, slightly fruity taste of caramel, honey, red grapes and some vanilla, followed by a long, slightly sourish, warming and rather alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel. Very nice!
erickok (5103) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown. Red berries, honey, eldeflower. Swet, sticky, grapes,not as cimplex as the mead I justhad, but still pretty awesome. (Sampled during RBBWG 2016)
ElManana (1727) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBBWG, thanks for sharing Seb! Red berries, sweet but not too much. Very nice to drink. Awesome.
Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2016. Nice ruby red amber color, virtually no head. Very nice sweet red fruit influence in the aroma. Taste also has that nice red fruit flavor. Some honey, light alcohol. Very very nice mead. Love this!
mcberko (12998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a deep dark burgundy with no head. Nose brings out rich berries, red wine notes and a touch of wild qualities. Flavour is sweet, with rich sweet berries, red wine and lots of booze. Well-balanced and complex. Not having much experience with pyments, I’m not the best judge, but this is very enjoyable.
Ferris (11045) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Nice Berry, grape and honey. Purplish brown with no head. Sweet grape, honey, Berry and clover. Really nice and easy drinking, but a bit of a bitter fruit finish.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to team Garvie. Flat purple with no head, like Ribena. Strong berry aroma up front, red wine, the honey comes through when swirled. Tastes of a strong red wine, berries, some alcohol. Sweet and a little hot. Has more in common with red wine than mead imo and the berry flavour reminds me of some medicine I was given as a kid.