Discussion in 'Community' started by The Ancient Mariner, Apr 30, 2002.
I'm more curious to know how many beers you're currently in.
None yet, it's only 10 AM here. But half a bottle of mead down!
Most holily do I dive.
Googling "mead". It is medica. It is popular here, too. I've also tried the Ethiopian version when I was there
It's honestly a little too sweet for me, but once a year I like it. It's a very old, medieval-ish drink that I foolishly associate with Dio because knights and dragons. This is the one I've got currently, it's a local Chicago company.
Coincidentally, the co-owner of the brewery I work at just opened up a meadery/cidery in Michigan.
Noch ein bier.
Looks quite thin, or versions are liquor which is 20-30% alcohol or straight up rakija type which is like vodka or worse (50% ).
The Tej I enjoyed was probably below mead you linked, around strong beer levels of alc.
Gotcha. Yeah, that's really high. Mead here in the States is more of a wine and seems to be consumed more like a wine. It's not a huge market right now so I guess that's the easiest sell.
Mead is just honey wine, isn't it? All the ones I've had were.
I've never had mead before, but I'd really like to try it sometime.
As far as I know it's just honey wine, yeah. According to @Zare it has some international versions that are slightly different.
The mead we have is more like honey beer.
1/2 bottle of mead, 1 Trappist ale, 1 barrel-aged stout, 1 pale ale + Kuma's Corner-influenced Black Sabbath burger = almost done w/ Last in Line
Are you the only person who does this Dio thing, Knicks?
Others are welcome to take up the ritual, I won't be greedy!
But yes, it's currently my own nerdy, stupid annual celebration.
Just mead? No wenches?
On mead and "honey wine"/"honey beer"; If we take into account that a normal definition of beer is a drink made by fermentation of grains, and wine is a drink made by fermentation of grapes (or in a wider definition, any fruit or berry) I don't think mead can be classified as either. So whether you call it one or the other must be down to what the local variety resembles most.
I'd expect something made by fermenting honey to have very little of the "bread-like" character of something made from grains. In other words, I'd expect mead to have more in common with wine than with beer, taste-wise. But I'm sure there are varieties of all three that will go against any conventions and expectations. I have myself tasted beers that definitely had a wine-like character.
If my uncle was a member of this place, we might be talking about marijuana growing ideas.
It ranges from sickeningly sweet weak wine like stuff to something that's a bit more like a spirit, but sweet.
Here's something from a local vendor
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