Hippocras / Spiced Pyment (or Clarre) / Spiced Grape 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

Hippocras or spiced grape mead is a sub-style of Pyment or grape mead. Additional spices such as mulling spices are used to give the mead additional character. 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.

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