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Discussion in 'Community' started by The Ancient Mariner, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    I'm more curious to know how many beers you're currently in.
  2. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

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  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    None yet, it's only 10 AM here. But half a bottle of mead down!

    Most holily do I dive.
  4. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

  5. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    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.
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Noch ein bier.
  7. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    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.
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    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.
  9. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Mead is just honey wine, isn't it? All the ones I've had were.
  10. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    I've never had mead before, but I'd really like to try it sometime.
  11. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    As far as I know it's just honey wine, yeah. According to @Zare it has some international versions that are slightly different.
  12. Saapanael

    Saapanael Beware! The evil is strong ahead.

    The mead we have is more like honey beer.
  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

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  14. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    Are you the only person who does this Dio thing, Knicks?
  15. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Others are welcome to take up the ritual, I won't be greedy!

    But yes, it's currently my own nerdy, stupid annual celebration.
  16. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Just mead? No wenches?
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  17. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    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.
  18. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    If my uncle was a member of this place, we might be talking about marijuana growing ideas.
  19. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    It ranges from sickeningly sweet weak wine like stuff to something that's a bit more like a spirit, but sweet.
  20. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Here's something from a local vendor



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