_angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle received in trade. tiny sparkling clear red pour. Plenty of tart apples, light almond cherry, very light honey, light paper, soil & alcohol. Closer to ZK than ZTM. Decent apple honey thingy. danlo (3241) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a reddish orange gold colour with a white foam head that quickly dissipates away and nose of sweet cherry & floral honey notes. Taste is juicy cherry, sweetish, honey, floral, citric hints, with spice, rye whiskey, wood, herbal, booze and alittle tartness. Syrupy mouthfeel, medium bodied, low soft carbonation, dry warm finish. Nice, very drinkable. SinH4 (6279) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle. Clear pinkish color with white head. Aroma is cherries, apples, vanilla, custard. Flavour is the same, nice blend of cherries, vanilla, apples and honey. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Nice! anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear salmon. Aroma is honey, cider, barrel, soft vinegar. Body is medium, quite sweet, but not too heavy, really both a cider and a mead. Soft carbonation. Juicy. Sweet apple palate, but also honey. Good. FinnIckler (901) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Nose is apple, honey. Palate is sweet apple, elderflower, honey, Peach. Almost like an ice cider. Delicious
Ritzn (1813) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Rosee watery. Aroma is cherries and honey, some creme brulee. Taste is sweet honey and sour cherries. A bit boring. Refreshing and sweet. Not that bad. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2017
Bouteille 50cl, batch# 07 16.
Doré/rosé, col fin blanc disparaissant vite.
Bouquet est fruité, bien axé sur la cerise avec des effluves plus douces de miel et un léger fleuri, le tout est complété par des notes de vanille venant du Bourbon, cette dernière perce bcp plus avec la t° tempérée.
Palais est légèrement aigrelet des cerises et alterne bien avec la douceur du miel, alcool perce bien sans être surfait, touche de douceur de vanille du Bourbon arrive aussi bien sur la fin. Le tout devient un peu collant aux lèvres tout en gardant un effet râpeux aigrelet des cerises aidé par l’effervescence. La vanille reste toujours bien là sur la fin et agrémente bien cet hydromel. drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - APR 30, 2017
Poured out red and what may be forced into an amber color. 14 SRM.
Nose has light honey funk that but is somehow less than one would expect of a full-bodied mead. This has been pretty characteristic of my experience with B. Nektar meads which is that there is no funk or rawness to what is essentially fermented honey. The nose has chemical artificial fruit aromas, almost like nosing cherry Children’s Tylenol.
Mouthfeel is juicy. Palate is juicy but without the raw character of honey or fermented honey.
Overall, for me this was like capri-sun apple berry with alcohol.
Thanks but no thanks, B. Nektar. It was a $40 juicebox experience in Singapore. ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2017
500mL bottle, sort of Bamberg-style. Nose is stale mead quickly dominated by vanillin and whiskey barrel. Pour neon orange-pink, utterly clear and the carbonation fizzes the head out in about two seconds. Taste is near-cloyingly sweet, strong whiskey / barrel / vanilla, low bitterness, low-medium tart. Cherry is somewhere around medium, light honey flavor, sort of wish those two were higher in the mix and the sweetness muted a bit (I suppose I even like my meads dry). The alcohol is a treat, though, smooth and well-integrated, dangerous! Medium body, clean and snappy. Not one I’m going to recommend, but glad for having drunk it. [2017.04.10: 3.3] smaynard6000 (1243) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark pinkish color with minimal carbonation. Fruity aroma of mostly cherries. Mostly fruity flavor, cherries and a bit of spiciness, perhaps cinnamon. Full bodied and heavy on the palate. Quite tasty.