I picked up a bottle of Bunratty Mead when traveling in Ireland with my family. Though my experience in Ireland was amazing, the mead didn’t really follow suit.
Overall I feel like the Moonlight Meadery Sumptuous sips a little two sweet for me but it makes for a fine after-dinner drink.
The Honey Queen from Sam Adams uses clover, orange blossom, and alfalfa honey as well as camomile. It leans more toward beer than mead with the malt prominence throughout.
Refreshing, but a little medicinal, the Iced Tea Mead from Maine Mead Works is unique brew perfect for the summer months.
The aroma of strawberry with this melomel from Sap House Meadery is amazing but the flavors fall a bit short.
The Poet’s Mead is aged in oak barrels obtained from Allagash Brewing Company out of Portland Maine after being used for their Curieux – a delicious Tripel Ale. Overall its a good mead – but not the phenomenal mead needed for inspiration.
The Ginger Libation is a gluten free offering inspired by 18th century ginger beer recipes. Great idea, poor execution.
The Sap House Meadery Chocolate Mead is a unique beverage that I enjoyed trying. It has nice earthy flavors with notes of dark cocoa and roasted tea.
The HoneyMaker Dry Mead is a traditional or show mead – meaning it only includes the basic ingredients – honey, water and yeast. It’s an easy to drink, fruity mead similar to a white wine.
Part of the Sap House Meadery Barrel Series, the Oaked Traditional Mead is well balanced and a very nice sipping mead.