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This is our first mead released in July 2001. To-date we receive more requests and attention for Black Raspberry Nectar then for any other one of our meads! With the mouth feel and texture of beer and the light taste of a lower alcohol mead this beverage is the very definition of "refreshing".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
pours fizzy purple/pink. Medium aroma-raspberry, cherry, honey. Palate has medium carbonation but is honeyed and silky. Flavor is fruity and honeyed, but the carbonation keeps it from being too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Mead on tap...interesting! Pour on tap at the meadery was dark purple with thin to no head, aroma was sweet blackberry, slight honey, dry oak. Taste was sweet, with berry and oak notes complementing the honey, finishing fairly sweet. Ok, the sparkling aspect threw me off a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
on tap-pours an offwhite head with pink/red color. Aroma is sweet black raspberry. Taste follows.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Apple and honey nose, vague floral hints, not really berry-like. Rose colored, slight effervescent. Spritzy which detracts in this instance. Raspberry initially with a surge of honey at midpalate. Oddly bready in the finish. NIce transitions, but drinks like a wine cooler and doesnt taste all that great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 9/6/10). Clear rose/pink color. Spare white head. Light floral, berry, and alcohol aroma. Moderate fruity/berry/floral flavor, with light alcohol. Avg duration. Light alcohol, dry finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap; poured a dark fruit juice red. Aroma of honey, ripe fruit and sweetness. Taste was very alcoholic; honey with a bit of fruit. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours purple/red with absolutely no head or trace of a head at all. Aroma is of sweet honey, raspberries, and fruit wine. Flavor is very sweet at first and moves into a tart strawberry and raspberry finish. Tastes good, but really boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4043) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap at 2011 Garden Grapes and Hops at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Purpleish red, smelled of dark berries, raspberries, blueberries, and some unprocessed raw honey. Tasted much the same, but had that berry-ish dry acidity. Loads of honey and blackberries and raspberries. Sweet and tart. OK at best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2011
Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Sparkling purple red colour. Crystal clear. No head. Delicate fruity raspberry aroma. Body is quite light and the mead quite dry. Some residual sugars of course, but just enough. High carbonation level. Hints of wax/plastic.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
Im not getting a lot of aroma here. Pours grape juice with little head and leaves no lacing. Really benefits from aerating because that releases the raspberry without the cloying sweetness you expect from mead. Clean finish. At 8% it really sneaks up on you.


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