43rd Cambridge Beer Festival Mead List

This list is a hopefully accurate record of the meads that were served at the festival.

  • Lindisfarne Holy Island, Nthumb Lindisfarne Mead 14.5% Light-coloured with a clean, light, floral honey flavour.
  • Pink Mead 12.0% Pink-coloured mead with orange zest.
  • Lurgashall West Sussex Spiced Mead 13.0% Medium sweet with a spicy taste.
  • Whiskey Mead 20.0% Fortified with honey and scotch.
  • Lyme Bay Devon Christmas Mead 13.0% Christmas pudding spices in a glass.
  • Tournament 11.0% Dark and sweet, with a discreet hint of ginger.
  • Traditional Mead 14.5% Sweet, light and full-flavoured. A good mead to begin with.
  • West Country Mead 14.5% Medium sweet with a slightly dryer spiced edge.
  • Moniack Inverness Moniack Mead 14.6% Dark, rich, peaty mead made with water from the Scottish highlands.
  • The Rookery Blairgowrie, Perths Cyzer Mead 17.0% Crab apples foraged in a nearby glen give a cider-like mead.
  • Lavender Mead 17.0% Intense lavender taste followed by a hint of gingerbread.
  • Midwinter Mead 17.0% Oranges, fresh root ginger and frankincense. An authentic medieval taste of winter.
  • Mountain Ash Mead 17.0% Earthy and savoury, this mead can be very dry and tart without being sour.
  • Spruce Mead 17.0% Citrus and zesty on the tongue, with woody fragrances.