Melomel / Fruit Mead

Mead

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.035 - 1.170
  • Final Gravity: 0.990 - 1.050

Melomel or fruit mead is a blend of mead with additional fruit juices. There are a more specific categories for meads made with apples (cyser), grapes (pyment) or mulberries (morat). The strength can vary (hydromel, standard, sack) as well as the overall sweetness (dry, semi-sweet, sweet). They can be both sparkling, petillant (low-carbonation) or still. Fruit character should be present but not overpowering.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.