About Hydromel

About Hydromel
Hydromel, literally translated to a combination of the words "water" and "honey," was used for a long time to refer to meads in general. Now, Hydromel represents a category of meads that possess an ABV of 8-9% or lower.

Top Picks for Hydromel

Monks Meadery Peachin To the Choir
88 points
Best Buy
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of summer peaches with wildflower honey, clover, cantaloupe, and golden raspberry with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length fuzzy peach skins, blood orange, chamomile, and apricot blossom finish. A delicate and charming Hydromel with a sophisticated accessibility.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Monks Meadery Dragons Nectar
87 points
Best Buy
Hazy bright coral color. Aromas of raspberry smoothie, strawberry-lemon sorbet, and cherry tomatoes with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length watermelon granita, peach topping, and white pepper finish. A solid fruity spritzer with wide appeal beyond Mead lovers.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Monks Meadery Butter Buzz
85 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas of cinnamon rolls, spiced kombucha, pumpkin loaf, and cumin with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, agreeable holiday spice cookies, honey nougat, and walnut pastries finish. A festive, spiced Mead for holiday celebrations.
Valkiria Nature Sparkling Hydromel  Meal
84 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas of soufflé, lanolin, orange blossom, and apricots in syrup with a vibrant, spritzy, dry light body and a tingling, easy lemon candies finish. A bright mead that will serve as a fun cocktail topper.
84 points $28.75
Valkiria Suave Hydromel Mead
81 points
Light gold color. Aromas of lemon tea, honeycomb, honeysuckle, eucalyptus, and apple with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk parchment and balsa wood finish. An easy-drinking quaffer to serve well-chilled.