Classic made from honey, water and yeast. Similar in finish to sweet or dessert wine. ENTRANT MUST SPECIFY CARBONATION LEVEL AND STRENGTH. May specify honey variety.
Pale to deep amber in color. Moderate to high honey character. Strong honey aroma. Generally full body. Moderate to high residual sweetness. Mix of honey, sweetness and fruity esters. 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 Christmas Mead, Chaucer's Mead, Rabbit's Foot Sweet Wildflower Honey Mead