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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (759) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a very dark ruby, almost coagulated blood in color. A small head on a vigorous pour quickly recedes. The nose is of blackberries and light spice (clove). The mouthfeel is light, as it should be, but manages to be smooth and almost slick. The flavor profile is outstanding - complex, but balanced, and bursting in flavor. It begins with a burst of sweet blackberry which rides over a honey sweetness. It then progresses to a bit of tartness over a mild clove. The finish is smooth, yet a bit dry, and leaves you with a lingering flavor that is all encompassing. Outstanding is the only way to describe this 6% sparkling mead.


3.5
GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2017
February 23rd, 2015 - Here at Rip Current they serve beer, but my neighbor is sipping on a guest tap mead, so of course, I manufacture another review. From B. Nektar, this is a blackberry flavored mead, with a lovely pomegranate color and largely clear to the eye. With a cherry heavy nose it might seem like a cherry flavored mead, but blackberry mingles in there with equal strength. The cherry flavor extends to the taste, dominating the blackberry, but letting it appear here and there. I also catch some clove on the mid-to-late taste.

3.4
Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Backlong entry. This beer is close to style with typical flavors. Well rounded and clean. Nothing too outstanding or unusual.

3.8
SinH4 (6258) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle. Purple color with no head. Aroma is blackberries, spicy, zezty. Taste is spicy, blackberries. Medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby. Aroma is strong herbs, clove, honey. Body is medium, softly carbonated, berries, fruit, honey, quite sweet but not too strong. Sweetish clove palate. Good balance and pleasant to drink.

3.5
FinnIckler (891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear Red. Nose is blackberry, pomgrenade, red grapes, cinnamon. Palate is spicy cinnamon, blackberry, apple, orange. Spicy fruity finish. Pretty good.

3.7
Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Red. Aroma is blackberry, phenols, cherry pips, cinnamon. Taste is sour berries, dry cherries. Deep and complex. Fresh. Nice.

3.9
o_Merlin_o (235) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
On tap. Pours a crystal clear dark ruby red, with a bright white head that stays around the edge of the glass. Almost zero aroma. But wow, what a wonderful taste and palate. Smooth as silk. Slightly sweet and sour. Cherries, apricots, and pear. Dayum. Tasty mead!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle thanks to Bryan I think. Pours a reddish orange color with a small bubble head. A big apple and berry nose. Spicy notes dominate, I guess this is clove, smooth sweet apples, light berries. Quite nice.

3.4
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle. Clear ruby color no head. Smells like a Djarum. Clove, honey, berry and pepper. Tastes like a clove, honey, heat and a little sour. Syrupy but pretty smooth.

3.8
luttonm (6758) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle at Portland tasting. Dark clear red. A few soap bubbles. Deepest fruity honey. Huge honey nose. Fruity, dark (something, can’t read my notes). Very nice.


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