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Mead Maniac

 

A Master Home Brewer

All Hail and Wassail

 

The Rating System

gill
noggin
quart
pottle
gallon
peck
bushel
firkin
barrel
hogshead

 

 

Don't agree with our rating or review, or have tried a mead that is not listed here, then contact us and submit a Mead Review and we will endeavour to put it up.

 

meadreview@themcs.org

 

 

quarter of a pint
quarter of a pint
2 pints
4 pints
8 pints
16 pints
64 pints
72 pints
288 pints
432 pints

 

 

Are you a mead manufacturer, send us a bottle (crate?) for review, we cannot gurantee a rating, but we shall enjoy trying!

 

merriemead@themcs.org

 

Monk filling up tankard with mead from barrel Monk sampling drink

 

 

Afon Mel Mead bottle

Afon Mêl

The New Quay

Honey Company

Cross Inn, New Quay

Ceredigion, Wales, UK

 

Dry mead with a medium to strong honey taste

 

 

Alcohol 13.5% Volume

Our rating:

A bushel

bushel

 

 

Drunken Monk Mead

Drunken Monk Banquet Mead

Vitis Wines

The Dun Cow, West End, Hornton,

Oxfordshire, 0X15 6DA

England

 

Sweet mead with a strong honey taste

 

 

Alcohol 11% Volume

Our rating:

A firkin

bushel

 

 

 

Broadlands Speciality Wines Norfolk Mead

Broadland Norfolk Mead

Broadland Wineries Limited,

Cawston, NR10 4BG,

England

 

Sweet mead with a medium honey taste

 

 

Alcohol 14.5% Volume

Our rating:

A noggin

bushel

 

 

Organic Mead

Broughton Pastures Organic Mead

Broughton Pastures

The Silk Mill, Tring,

Hertfordshire, England

 

Medium with a strong honey taste

 

 

Alcohol 12% Volume

Our rating:

A gill

bushel

 

 

Camlann Mead Sweet

Trolls Bottom

NN6 0HU

UK

Strong and sweet but quite a harsh tatse

 

 

Alchohol 17% Vol

Our rating:

A pottle

 

 

Cornish Mead

Cornish Mead

Lizard Cider Barn

Cornwall, TR12 7RU

England

 

 

 

 

Alchohol 14% Vol

Our rating:

A peck

bushel

 

 

Cumbrae Mead

Cumbrae

The Scottish Mead Company Limited

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LP

Scotland

 

A light dry crisp mead with a variety of flavours including a very light spice and apple

 

Alchohol 11.5% Vol

Our rating:

A peck

bushel

 

 

 

Domesday

Lurgashall Winery

GU28 9HA, England

 

Sweet mead with a strong honey taste

 

 

Alcohol TBC % Volume

Our rating:

A barrel

bushel

 

 

Friary Vintners Mead

Friary Vintners Meads

Traditional Mead

Friary Vintners Limited

Wtham Friary, Frome

Somerset, BA11 5HD, UK

 

Strong taste, sweet, slightly syrupy

 

 

 

 

Alcohol 14% Volume

Our rating:

A peck

bushel

 

 

 

George Gale and Co Mead Wine

George Gale & Co

Horndean, Hampshire

England

 

 

 

 

Alcohol 14.5% Volume

Our rating:

A gallon

 

 

 

Harvest Gold Mead

Harvest Gold

CWF Limited, HD2 1YY

England

 

Sweet mead with a strong honey taste

 

 

Alcohol 13% Volume

Our rating:

A gill

bushel

 

 

Jadwiga Miod Pitny

Jadwiga

Poland

Poltorak Miod Pitny, (made from 3:1 proportion of honey and water)

Sweet syrupy mead with a strong honey taste

 

 

Alcohol 16% Volume

Our rating:

A firkin

bushel

 

 

Kasztelanski

Kasztelanski

Trojniak Miod Pitny (made from 2 parts water and 1 part honey)

delicate honey and root flavor and aroma

 

Alcohol 15% Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

Kasztelanski

Kasztelanski

Dwójniak miod pitny made from equal amounts of honey and water

 

 

Alcohol 16% Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

Kurpiowski mead

Kurpiowski

Dwójniak Miod Pitny (made from equal amounts of honey and water)

 

 

Alcohol 15-17% Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

Lindisfarne Mead

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne Limited, St Aidan's Winery,

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland,

TD15 2RX, England

 

Sweet mead with a strong honey and flower taste

 

 

Alcohol 14.5% Volume

Our rating:

A firkin

bushel

 

 

Lyme Bay Winery

Lyme Bay Winery

Shute, Axminster

Devon, EX13 7PW

England

 

Sweet and crisp with a light taste of honey, lightly spiced

 

http://www.lymebaywinery.co.uk

 

Alcohol 13.0% Volume

Our rating:

A barrel

bushel

 

 

Maemor Mead

Maesmor

Maesmor Meadery,

Mesmor, Corwen,

LL21 0NS, North Wales

 

light crisp and dry with a mild taste of honey

 

 

 

Alcohol 12.5% Volume

Our rating:

A bushel

bushel

 

 

Lurgashall Millenium Mead

Millenium Mead

Lurgashall Winery

GU28 9HA, England

 

Mead fortified with Whiskey

 

 

Alcohol 20% Volume

Our rating:

A quart

bushel

 

 

Moniack

Moniack Mead

Moniack Castle Wineries,

Inverness, IV5 7PQ,

Scotland

 

Sweet with a strong honey taste

 

 

 

Alcohol 14.6% Volume

Our rating:

A barrel

bushel

 

 

Nalewka Babuni

Nalewka Babuni

Mazowiecka 48, Torun,

Polska, 87-100

 

'Grandma's Liqor'

Sweet mild honey with a peach taste

 

 

 

Alcohol 18.0% Volume

Our rating:

A bushel

bushel

 

 

Pennard Pure Honey Mead

Pennard

Avalon Vineyard, East Pennard,

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

England

 

Sweet mead with a strong honey and slight lemon taste

 

 

Alcohol 12% Volume

Our rating:

A noggin

bushel

 

 

Perla W Koronie

Perla W Koronie (Pearl of the Crown)

Czwórniak Miod Pitny (made from 3 parts water and 1 part honey)

 

 

Alcohol 11% Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

Piastowski Mead

Piastowski

Trojniak Miod Pitny (made from 2 parts water and 1 part honey)

 

 

Alcohol 12-14% Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

Norburys sipnogard

Sipnogard

Norbury's Homebrew

The West Midlands

England

 

Sweet mead with a strong honey taste, best left until it has finished fermenting

 

 

Alcohol Not Known % Volume

Our rating:

A peck

bushel

 

 

Slowianski

Slowiansk

Trojniak Miod Pitny (made from 2 parts water and 1 part honey)

Herbal and root aroma

Alcohol 13 % Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

Staropolski

Staropolski

Dwójniak Miod Pitny (made from equal amounts of honey and water)

 

 

 

Alcohol 16% Volume

Our rating:

 

 

 

 

 

Drunken Monk Tournament Mead

Vitis Wines

The Dun Cow, West End, Hornton,

Oxfordshire, 0X15 6DA

England

 

Dry mead with a light mellow taste of honey

 

 

Alcohol 14.5% Volume

Our rating:

A peck

bushel

 

 

 

Silver Birch Mead

Winchester Winery

Winchester Winery Homebrew

England

Dry mead with a strong honey and silver birch taste

 

 

 

Alcohol Not Known % Volume

Our rating:

A peck

bushel

 

 
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Mead is an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey. It comes in several forms, sometimes as an ale, a wine, or fortified with spirits.

Mead beverages can be found at most reenactment events.

Thought to be the oldest alcoholic drink and claimed to have restorative and aphrodisiac properties. The ancient Greeks brewed mead, as did the Celts in Britain.The term honeymoon may come from the drinking of mead for the length of a whole moon to bring about a fruitful marriage.

 

 

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