Full Review

Sky River Meadery

Sky River Meadery
NV Hopped Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pork

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 6%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Sky River Meadery
NV Hopped Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pork

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 6%
Golden straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, peppery jelly, sweet pickle relish, and rain water barrel with a supple, bright, off-dry light body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish with notes of spiced pears in sweet cream, peppered nuts, and bit of wheatgrass finish. A nicely articulated mead with fresh flavors and snappy acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Funky
Aroma Aroma: white grapefruit, peppery jelly, sweet pickle relish, and rain water barrel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced pears in sweet cream, peppered nuts, and bit of wheatgrass
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: White Sardines, Reuben Sandwich, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely articulated mead with fresh flavors and snappy acidity.

The Producer

Sky River Meadery

The Producer
32533 Cascade View Drive
Sultan, WA 98294
USA
1 360-793-6761

Their Portfolio

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.