Best Inexpensive Mead

Liquid Alchemy Beverages  Ground & Tapped Mead
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cold brew coffee, hint of honeyed peach, and cigar ash with a satiny, shy, fruity medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish revealing notes of honeycomb, soy latte with honey, cocoa powder, and coffee ice cream finish. A round and pleasant coffee mead that is sure to please, try with desserts.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Colorado Honey Wines  Romantic Traveler
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Copper garnet color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries and cherries, spiced nuts, cocktail bitters, and sassafras with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish revealing notes of cherry cola, sarsaparilla, cinchona, and pine cone finish. A soft and spicy mead that drinks a bit like sangria.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2018 04 Mead
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fruity, spicy, artificial aromas and flavors of baked peach, orange blossoms, ginger ale, and wintergreen with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish imparting nuances of spiced apple and pear, quince, floral honey on plantain, and lemon curd finish. A pure and flavorful, aperitif-style mead with a nice balance of delicate orange and traditional mead flavors.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery NV Wildberry Nectar Mead
91 points
$16.95
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aroma and flavors of bing cherry with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of cola, black tea with cream, mint, and cacao nib finish. A pinot noir lover’s mead with elegant cherry notes, memorable texture, and delicate earthiness.
91 points $16.95 Best Buy
Chaucer’s  Sparkling Mead
90 points
$5
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of honeycomb, kumquat, wildflowers, lavender fields, jasmine green tea, and lemongrass with a vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, elegant, long tropical fruit, spiced orange tea, and bay leaf finish. A fruity, joyous sparkling mead with complex notes of flowers, citrus and spices.
Awards: 2021 Best Value Mead
90 points $5 Best Buy
Easley  Regel Tej Mead
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas of lanolin, raw coconut, roasted plantain, dried thyme, and petrol with a soft, bright, off-dry light body and a seamless, relaxed coconut water, peppercorns, and poached peach finish. A smooth and delicate Tej brimming with coconut notes.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Monks Meadery  Stigmata
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of lingonberry preserves, delicate honey on crumpets, and raisins with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish. A delightful Mead with joyful, fruity flavors and a dry refreshing palate; a lovely toaster for the holidays and other celebrations.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Meadow Vista  Bliss Sparkling Blueberry Haskap Mead
89 points
$13
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon cooler, raspberry, and graphite with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish revealing notes of strawberry sorbet finish. A fruity, spritzy Melomel.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2020 Pink-Potion #9 3/4 Mead Willmington
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale coral salmon color. Aromas of lemon sorbet, crushed raspberries, wild strawberries, and lavender with a crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, easy ginger finish. Light and fragrant Mead with delicate flavors and easy drinking style.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Meadow Vista  Pictish Beast Braggot Mead
88 points
$7
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of caramel yogurt, onion bun, lager, dark roasted nuts, and honeyed cream cheese pastry with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-length finish. An interesting Braggot that neatly toes the line between a roasty Dunkel and a lighthearted Mead.
88 points $7 Best Buy