Maine Mead Works HoneyMaker Ram Island Iced Tea Mead

Posted: February 26, 2016 in Maine Mead Works, Mead, Reviews

For some reason, when I’m really hungry, I watch cooking shows. This inevitably makes me more hungry. I’m watching “The Pioneer Woman” make dorm room meals. Conceptually, it makes sense, but what college student is going to have fresh mint in their dorm room? Now that I’ve gone on a tangent, let’s talk about this mead, which I sampled at the source in Portland, Maine.

ramislandicedtea

ABV: 7%

Style: Mead

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Inspired by a family iced tea recipe, this “session” style mead drinks like a craft beer with the prominent flavor of black tea, hints of lemon and of mint. The sweetness of honey balances the tannins of the tea and acidity of the lemons for a refreshing, full-bodied craft tea beverage that can be enjoyed anytime of year.”

Random: She’s making chocolate cake in a cup now.

This mead (which was carbonated) poured with a half a finger of thin, white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, amber color with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with black tea, herbal notes and lemon. The taste was much better after I let it warm for a few minutes. I picked up the same black tea and lemon. Honey gave it some nice sweetness. The body was light with lots of carbonation. It had a long finish with black tea. The bottle was $8, which came to $.47 per ounce. This was really nice, and better than when I had it at the source. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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