Thursday, October 13, 2016

B. Nektar Tuco-style Freakout

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1696) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: M3A Fruit & Spice Mead

AROMA: Lightly sweet with general lemon/lime aroma (like Sprite). Slight white wine-like dryness. Cactus-like scent present. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Jewelry-like white gold hue with brilliant clarity. Carbonation bubbles dissipate quickly as does white foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Dry up front with subtle lime flavor. Seems authentic, not faux. Slight bitterness at the apex from the lime peel. Followed by sweet (but not cloying) natural honey taste. Agave flavor emerges in the aftertaste, albeit briefly. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light bodied. Fizzy at first, but becomes petillant. Never feels watery. No alcohol warmth or flavor. Pleasant honey/lime aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Delicious and interesting mead to say the least. I think I picked a good one for my first-ever mead review. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50

NOTE: I am not a BJCP certified mead judge. I am rating commercial mead to hone my judging skills.