Classic made from honey, water and yeast. Similar in finish to semi-sweet white wine. ENTRANT MUST SPECIFY CARBONATION LEVEL AND STRENGTH. May specify honey variety.
Pale to deep amber in color. Subtle to moderate honey character. Honey aroma. Med-light to med full body. Complex harmony. Proper balance of sweetness and alcohol. May be sparkling or still.
Traditional mead is made from a blend of honey, water and yeast alone. May include a blend of different honeys. "Show meads" feature no additives, but some are acceptable.
Lurgashall English Mead, Redstone Traditional Mountain Honey Wine, Sky River Semi-Sweet Mead