Old mead

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Old mead

Post by Rookie » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:02 am

I have one bottle left of an 18% cherry mead that I brewed 17 years ago. 😢
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: Old mead

Post by orlando » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:28 pm

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:30 pm

Rookie wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:02 am
I have one bottle left of an 18% cherry mead that I brewed 17 years ago. 😢
And one of an 18% raspberry mead that was brewed 15 years ago.
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: Old mead

Post by WalesAles » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:54 pm

Rookie,
Drink them both, right now!
Take pics (obviously).
Give us a side by side review, when you sober up a little bit! :D

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Re: Old mead

Post by Laripu » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 am

Yes! I want to know there was enjoyment derived from this human effort.
Bulk aging: Grocery store grape juice wine experiment.
Bottle aging:
1. "Peeyatch", peach melomel ~10%
2. "House Arrest Blues", blond ale, ~5.6% 24 BU
Drinking:
1. "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot. ~11% abv
2. "Saison of Social Distancing", rye saison, ~7%
3. Kvass ~1.5%
4. "House Arrest", blond ale, ~5.6% 24 BU
5. "Marantzia", burnt orange based ferment, ~4% ABV
6. Tart cherry melomel, ~11% abv

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:29 am

WalesAles wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Rookie,
Drink them both, right now!
Take pics (obviously).
Give us a side by side review, when you sober up a little bit! :D

WA
They are both in 25 ounce bottles and when I do get to drinking them it won't be both at the same time. I may have to spread each one out over two nights.
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:32 am

Laripu wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 am
Yes! I want to know there was enjoyment derived from this human effort.
There will be, but I kind of hate drinking the last bottle of either one especially since I've held out all this time.
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:09 am

16 year old raspberry mead: last bottle.
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Re: Old mead

Post by Laripu » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:17 am

=D> =D> =D> =D>
Tell us about it!
Bulk aging: Grocery store grape juice wine experiment.
Bottle aging:
1. "Peeyatch", peach melomel ~10%
2. "House Arrest Blues", blond ale, ~5.6% 24 BU
Drinking:
1. "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot. ~11% abv
2. "Saison of Social Distancing", rye saison, ~7%
3. Kvass ~1.5%
4. "House Arrest", blond ale, ~5.6% 24 BU
5. "Marantzia", burnt orange based ferment, ~4% ABV
6. Tart cherry melomel, ~11% abv

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:02 pm

Laripu wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:17 am
=D> =D> =D> =D>
Tell us about it!
Still very raspberry ish, semi dry, and smooth for 18%. And tasty!
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:40 pm

Last of 18% cherry mead brewed Sept 2002.
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Re: Old mead

Post by Laripu » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:45 pm

Details, man!
(If you can still make sense after 18% :shock: )
Bulk aging: Grocery store grape juice wine experiment.
Bottle aging:
1. "Peeyatch", peach melomel ~10%
2. "House Arrest Blues", blond ale, ~5.6% 24 BU
Drinking:
1. "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot. ~11% abv
2. "Saison of Social Distancing", rye saison, ~7%
3. Kvass ~1.5%
4. "House Arrest", blond ale, ~5.6% 24 BU
5. "Marantzia", burnt orange based ferment, ~4% ABV
6. Tart cherry melomel, ~11% abv

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Re: Old mead

Post by Rookie » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:38 am

Laripu wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Details, man!
(If you can still make sense after 18% :shock: )
Excellent. Still a good cherry flavor. And the honey variety is quite apparent. And, surprisingly, a very slight hint of carbonation.
I'm just here for the beer.

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