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Old 08-07-2014, 04:48 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by loveofrose View Post
None of my meads taste like wine. Mead is really its own beverage. There are a few things to consider though.

1. I've NEVER had a commercial mead as good as homemade. I don't know if they blend the honey too much or just don't age it enough, but I will put my mead against any commercial mead and win every time.

2. Trying one mead and saying you don't like it is like trying a Pinot grigio, disliking it, and saying you don't like ALL wine... Red, white, or otherwise. For example, my wife tried an orange blossom mead and said she didn't like mead. A year later I gave her a tupelo mead and had to triple my production!
Just no accounting for personal taste.

The best commercial representation of a traditional mead I've found is Redstone Meadery's Traditional Mead, but even that one has some notes I'm not in love with.

Sounds like personal preference. I've had a number of commercial meads that are as good as home mead, but on the whole, home mead is better because cost is less of an issue. Of course, I've also had some horrendous home mead.

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Old 08-07-2014, 04:55 PM   #12
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I have three Necromangocon in the fridge and now I'm worried.

I would definitely try another mead before fully writing it off. I went years hating beer before I figured out I just had not found one I liked. There's something about giving something another chance that just works.

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Hello, you inspired me to dig out one I had saved and taste it. Unfortunately I couldn't find it, so I started tasting some batches sitting around aging. Try it, if you like it then it's money well spent!


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