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Old 12-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default hate to ask but....what does mead taste like?

what does mead taste like, never had it before. or known any one that has!
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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Um... Even thought you'd think that all honey based alcohol would taste the same it does not. Because all honeys taste different, and then mead can also vary from dry to sweet.
Sweet mead has honey in it's flavor and then whatever other ingredients the person puts in.
Dry mead you can still taste the honey but these is usually a lot more spice and tang like dry wine. At least that's how I'd describe it.

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Old 12-08-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Most straight or ..."SHOW" mead tastes like white wine with a predominate honey flavor. You can make mead with any combination and strength of fruit or spice addition. Heck....I know a few guys making Habinaro mead.
Some mead....Redstone Meadery....is carbonated and some is still.
Redstone makes an interesting raspberry mead that is light and fizzy....sorta tastes like generic raspberry ginger ale. It's a bit light on flavor for me.

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I have honey bees and some left over honey from last year, was thinking about making some. it doesn't have to be carbonated?

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I have honey bees and some left over honey from last year, was thinking about making some. it doesn't have to be carbonated?
Wanna BEE my friend?

Heck no it doesn't have to be carbonated. In fact, I'd be just as happy to never have a carbonated mead again.....But that's just me.
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If you do carb then add some extra sugar, the extra CO2 in soln will change the pH to be more acidic which in my experience has led to tartness.

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Meads generally never taste alike.
The honey will impart different characteristics to the wine.

PM me and I'll send you a bottle of my test mead from last year.
It may give you a good idea of what to expect.
or not.

BJCP judges in my brewclub loved it.

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I want free booze......

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I wish I could find commercial mead to try, to know whether I want to make it or not.

It sounds good in theory, especially the addition of fruit and aging over years to come, but dang I would have nothing to compare it against without having having commercial mead!

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