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Title: Mead serving temp
Post by: 69franx on February 28, 2014, 09:47:49 PM
Having a beer and wine tasting at the house tomorrow. I picked up a bottle of Viking Blod Mead for fun. Any thoughts on this mead? Also, the bottle says to serve slightly chilled. Can anyone give a better range of serving temps for it? Thanks for any help. The only time I have ever had mead was at the end of a long night of drinking, so I don't remember much about it. This bottle just looked cool and I liked the name. It was purely a spur of the moment pick as I was picking out beers at the largest liquor store in the country, in Bellevue KY.
Title: Re: Mead serving temp
Post by: garc_mall on February 28, 2014, 09:57:32 PM
Most of the meads I have had are meant to be drank close to white wine temps (mid 40s?). I usually pull it out of the fridge and give it 20 minutes or so at room temp before pouring.
Title: Re: Mead serving temp
Post by: 69franx on February 28, 2014, 10:08:35 PM
Thanks for the reply. Here in Indiana right now, and tomorrow, that temp will mean just keeping it in the basement garage (42deg right now) and just bringing upstairs for a bit before serving ;D
Title: Re: Mead serving temp
Post by: erockrph on March 01, 2014, 06:53:01 AM
I generally prefer to serve bigger, fuller bodied meads at red wine temps and lighter, more delicate meads at white wine temps.
Title: Re: Mead serving temp
Post by: 69franx on March 01, 2014, 02:23:01 PM
Ok, but is this a bigger, fuller bodied mead? Can someone tell me about this mead?


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Title: Re: Mead serving temp
Post by: morticaixavier on March 01, 2014, 10:29:59 PM
Ok, but is this a bigger, fuller bodied mead? Can someone tell me about this mead?


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there are a lot of reviews on Beer advocate for whatever that's worth to you. seems it's a sweet-semisweet mead pettilent to still lot's of fruit and hney flavours with some hibiscus color and aroma. probably, I would serve it ~50 like red wine.
Title: Re: Mead serving temp
Post by: 69franx on March 02, 2014, 04:10:22 PM
Thanks everyone. Did not get into it after all, will save for another day


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