In this beer (mead) blog, we are going to get into a style that many people might not know about. It is mead. I am kind of new to mead scene but my studies, I know what a mead is. I just need to try them. I will get into the history of mead and then Meadery featured on this post. I am talking about B. Nektar Meadery. The mead being feature is Evil Geniues IPA Style Mead. Mead is a honey and water with fruits, hops, grains, and other spices to add character. It is a wine base product. It is normally made as a base of a honey wine. B. Nektar Meadery was founded in Ferndale, Michigan in 2006. Brad and Kerri Dahlhofer founded this meadery. They make several different mead styles. They sell their products around the country but mainly the midwest to the east coast. Let us get into this Mead.
It has a bright yellow to white color without a head on this Mead. The aroma has a honey with a hint of earthy notes. The taste has a sweet honey with earthy undertones. The aftertaste has sweet honey with a slight bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from the mead bottle:
In an obsure industrial lair resides the man known only as the evil Dr. IPA. Using his hadron collider hidden deep underground, he has conducted his most remarkable experiment to date. The result is a perfect balance of honey and hops. But there are side effects… his lab rats can’t get enough of the stuff. And soon, neither will you. Introducing the Evil Genius. The big bang is no longer a theory, it’s your reality.
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Closing, I had a few meads and they are all from B. Nektar. I do not know many more meaderies in the market. If there is, I will be trying them soon. I find some of these meads pretty sweet to way too sweet. This is one of them. I do not get too much from the hops. I love this mead at first. The more and more I was drinking it. I just found that it was way too sweet for me. I just feel if it was 10oz pour I would be in better shape. I can drink meads and some sweet ciders. I just find that they become too sweet for me. Keep in mind, I am a hophead, porter, and stout type of beer drinker. I recommend this mead. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser