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
$9
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
$9
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
$9
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
$28.75
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
$13
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.