The Dude's Rug
B. Nektar

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From:
B. Nektar
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 18.01%
Ratings:
22
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 13, 2020
Added:
Dec 19, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  10
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: None
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jettjon from Florida

From a 500ml bomber into a Perfect Pint glass, clear coppery color with no precipitating carbonation. No real head, just a slight ring of tiny bubbles. Nose of apples, cloves, and honey, quite inviting. Taste of sour green apples, cloves, and herbal tea. Watery mouthfeel but crisp bite. Overall very tasty, not my usual brew but an enjoyable diversion off the beaten path. Would try again.

Jan 13, 2020
 
4.07 by jbclib7285 from Georgia on May 31, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stegmakk from New York

Poured Ambery light red/brown. Clear. No head. Not much carbonation
Smell Honey cinnamon
Taste...this is a good Cider. It is not a mead. It is a cider. And a good cider at that. Many ciders are overly sweet. This one was not. While cinnamon a bit heavy you can also taste clove hint of apple. All in all good taste. When I say it could be a little lighter with cinnamon, it is not completely overdone like many "spiced ciders". Instead it is fairly well balanced just a little much for something that is trying (and close to succeding) to be delicate.
Feel is crisp clean refreshing
Overall a good spiced cider. Nice gentle taste. Only issue was price keeping this from being on more frequent rotation.

Apr 10, 2018
 
4.75 by ThaHealer from Ohio on Feb 16, 2018
 
3.05 by Rostie from Michigan on Feb 10, 2018
 
3.73 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Feb 05, 2018
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3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

Fine for a cider, the spice is a bit of an odd juxtaposition with the apple flavor, the chai is a bit heavy, the cardamom as well, but it ends up just fine

Jun 21, 2017
 
3.77 by Bad_Attitude_Brews from South Carolina on Apr 05, 2017
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2.3/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2
by DaveBlack from Virginia

Poured an amber color with no head. Smelled sweet, almost like Coca-Cola. The drink itself was overly sweet, tasted like apple juice mixed with old pumpkin pie spice. I did not get chai at all, just cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.

I ended up pouring it down the drain after a few sips. I don't drink ciders often, but do like them now and again, but this was, to my palate, undrinkable.

Jun 19, 2016
 
2.33 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on May 22, 2016
 
3.16 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Apr 08, 2016
 
2.49 by zaraspook from Illinois on Mar 21, 2016
 
4 by Zaphog from Michigan on Mar 13, 2016
 
4 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Mar 01, 2016
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4.81/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by WermDog from Indiana

This is a very flavorful beer/mead that really brought a smile to my face. The color is golden red (if there is such a thing) and the combination of sweet and spice was unbelievably refreshing. Our son has been telling us about B-Nektar and about The Dude's Rug and we were not disappointed. This ranks as one of my most "pleasant surprises" in my sojourns around Michigan. May not be for the pure beer man/person, but I would highly recommend giving it a try.

Mar 01, 2016
 
4.08 by colonia25 from New York on Mar 01, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
02/29/16
Dark brown. No head. Tea, honey lemon. Cardamom. Anise. No fizz.
Very Mellow. Not too sweet like so many Meads.
My 2nd favorite to "Kill All the Golfers"
**

Feb 29, 2016
 
3.81 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma on Feb 08, 2016
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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

I'm not sure why this, but not other meads, ciders, etc., aren't available to rate on here.

This "thing" follows up identically with what it promises.

Black tea, chai spices, apple, and essence of an aging, laid back, take it easy man sort of urban hippie.

A touch of well worn rug truly is with this one.

Feb 06, 2016
 
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Jan 17, 2016
 
3.46 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Dec 30, 2015
 
4.14 by Beerdsley419 from Ohio on Dec 30, 2015
The Dude's Rug from B. Nektar
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 22 ratings