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#1 Jack Aubrey

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

I decide to try this wonderful drink about a year and a half ago, I searched and found a local package store that carried it and really enjoy Chaucer's mead. I've also had a "very small batch" Amish mead which was quite delicious. Some folks like it mulled with spices which is, IMO, okay, but I find I just prefer it neat.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

I've had it twice in the past, once in Norway and once in Greece....quite differing flavours between the two countries, and not as sweet as you would imagine a fermented honey drink to be.

it was ok, but I definitely prefer beer

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

I would try it

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

How hard do you think it'd be to find a place that sells them in Quebec?

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

View PostNate2112, on 10 September 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

How hard do you think it'd be to find a place that sells them in Quebec?

Is this a trick question because I'd guess it's easy.

I've tried it just once. It wasn't bad but it also was nothing special.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:54 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 September 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 10 September 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

How hard do you think it'd be to find a place that sells them in Quebec?

Is this a trick question because I'd guess it's easy.

I've tried it just once. It wasn't bad but it also was nothing special.
Yep.  They even make the stuff in Quebec.  The link below will allow research of all alcohol products from Canada.  Search for "hydromel".  There's one called "Viking", and a couple from Miel Natur.




http://www.saq.com/w...hTerm=hydromiel

Oh, there are lots of honeywines, but far fewer meads.

Edited by goose, 11 September 2017 - 11:55 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:19 PM

View Postgoose, on 11 September 2017 - 11:54 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 September 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 10 September 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

How hard do you think it'd be to find a place that sells them in Quebec?

Is this a trick question because I'd guess it's easy.

I've tried it just once. It wasn't bad but it also was nothing special.
Yep.  They even make the stuff in Quebec.  The link below will allow research of all alcohol products from Canada.  Search for "hydromel".  There's one called "Viking", and a couple from Miel Natur.




http://www.saq.com/w...hTerm=hydromiel

Oh, there are lots of honeywines, but far fewer meads.

IIRC, mead is honeywine.

Perhaps this is a reference to mead being used when melomel would be the more appropriate term?

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:34 AM

View Post78jazz, on 12 September 2017 - 09:19 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 11 September 2017 - 11:54 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 September 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 10 September 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

How hard do you think it'd be to find a place that sells them in Quebec?

Is this a trick question because I'd guess it's easy.

I've tried it just once. It wasn't bad but it also was nothing special.
Yep.  They even make the stuff in Quebec.  The link below will allow research of all alcohol products from Canada.  Search for "hydromel".  There's one called "Viking", and a couple from Miel Natur.




http://www.saq.com/w...hTerm=hydromiel

Oh, there are lots of honeywines, but far fewer meads.

IIRC, mead is honeywine.

Perhaps this is a reference to mead being used when melomel would be the more appropriate term?
While both are made with honey, some distinguish the two as mead being fermented with beer-yeast vs. honeywine using fermented fruit (e.g. grapes).




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