Beer: Necromangocon (Mead)
Brewery: B. Nektar Meadery
Today, things are getting switched up at Booze Geek. I am taking a break from beer and returning to the world of ciders or mead in this instance. Once again, B. Nektar has grabbed my attention with their Necromangocon product.
Necromangocon is a light, sort of off-yellow or green color. To me, it looks similar to a pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc in color. It produces virtually no head and the carbonation is easily visible.
This mead produces a very sweet smell. Since it is brewed with mango and honey, these scents are very clear. They are reflected in its taste, which is sweet and fruity. The mango and honey flavors are very prominent. Black pepper was also used in the brewing process and this can be noticed when swallowed. It produces a slight spiciness.
The carbonation of Necromangocon is present, but it is still easily drinkable. I found it comparable to drinking a soda or soft drink. The pepper can be felt after a few sips, leaving a lingering feeling on the tongue.
Overall, if you are into ciders or meads, check this one. There is a very interesting mix of flavors going on here. As somebody who is not really into cider, I rather enjoyed it, though I would not find myself drinking it very often.
What to Drink This To:
It is pretty much spelled out in the name. Necromangocon is clearly inspired by the Book of the Dead and the classic horror films based around it, the Evil Dead series. I am a big fan of all three of the original films, so this would be a spot on beverage to have while watching them if you ask me.