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Mead serving temp
« on: February 28, 2014, 02:47:49 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.
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Re: Mead serving temp
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 02:57:32 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.
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Re: Mead serving temp
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 03:08:35 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
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Re: Mead serving temp
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 11:53:01 PM »
I generally prefer to serve bigger, fuller bodied meads at red wine temps and lighter, more delicate meads at white wine temps.
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Re: Mead serving temp
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 07:23:01 AM »
Ok, but is this a bigger, fuller bodied mead? Can someone tell me about this mead?


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Re: Mead serving temp
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 03:29:59 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.
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Re: Mead serving temp
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 09:10:22 AM »
Thanks everyone. Did not get into it after all, will save for another day


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Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner, American Blonde Ale(Blondie's Ale)
Conditioning: The Queen's Diamonds EBW
In Bottles: House IPA, German Themed IPA
In the works: You're my Hero Hazelnut Double Brown