Metheglin / Spiced 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

Metheglin is a rather open style for meads made with additional spices. Common spices used include ginger, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, vanilla or cloves. Taj, a common Ethiopian mead made with hops, would fall under this style as well. 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.