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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


HOPSHUNTER's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2083) - 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 (2878) - 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 (1600) - 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 (4081) - 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 (2452) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (395) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smaynard6000 (659) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Purple in color. Fruity berry aroma. Sweet berry flavor, bit of wine flavor. Sour in the finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Grape color. Smells like wine at first, then honey. Sweet. Im surprised this is 14%. Thanks Meagan. Nice overall mead.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014

Bottle 750ml. blue glass, corked.

Clear dark red colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy honey, berry, black berry - wild berries. Flavour is heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, tart, honey, berries, fruity - berries. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131122]


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