44th Cambridge Beer Festival Mead List

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

  • Crowded Hive Dorking, Surrey est. 2015 Crowded Hive Mead 12.5% Made from orange blossom honey, yielding a slight citrus taste, and oaked to lend depth.
  • Lindisfarne Holy Island, Nthumb Lindisfarne Mead 14.5% Light-coloured with a clean, light, floral honey flavour.
  • Lindisfarne Spiced Mead 14.5%
  • 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 14.0% Sweet, light and full-flavoured. A good mead to begin with.
  • West Country Mead 14.0% 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 Midsummer Mead 17.0% Heady and strong, with floral notes from meadowsweet, a flavour found in most Stone Age and Bronze Age meads. It has a bit of a malty/beery hint from the heather flowers.
  • Mint Mead 17.0% Sweet and fruity with a very gentle spearmint aftertaste.
  • Raspberry Mead 17.0% Medium dry with some tartness and a raspberry hint.
  • Spruce Mead 17.0% Citrus and zesty on the tongue, with woody fragrances.
  • Wild Cherry Mead 17.0% Medium dry, with a tart flavour. Earthy and present very much like a ros√© wine.