What about the Mead Judge Exam?

Information and resources on the Mead Judge Exam can be found on the Mead Exam page. Also, see the Mead Exam Study Guide. The mead judge exam is scheduled, administered, […]

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26C. Open Category Mead

An Open Category Mead is a honey-based beverage that either combines ingredients from two or more of the other mead sub-categories, is a historical or indigenous mead (e.g., tej, Polish […]

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26B. Braggot

A Braggot is a mead made with malt. Aroma Depending on the sweetness, strength and base style of beer, a subtle to distinctly identifiable honey and beer character (dry and/or […]

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26A. Metheglin

A Metheglin is a spiced mead. Aroma Depending on the sweetness and strength, a subtle to distinctly identifiable honey and herb/spice character (dry and/or hydromel versions will tend to have […]

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25C. Other Fruit Melomel

Aroma Depending on the sweetness and strength, a subtle to distinctly identifiable honey and fruit character (dry and/or hydromel versions will tend to have lower aromatics than sweet and/or sack […]

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25B. Pyment

A Pyment is a melomel made with grapes (generally from juice). Aroma Depending on the sweetness and strength, a subtle to distinctly identifiable honey and grape/wine character (dry and/or hydromel […]

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25A. Cyser

A Cyser is a melomel made with apples (generally cider). Aroma Depending on the sweetness and strength, a subtle to distinctly identifiable honey and apple/cider character (dry and/or hydromel versions […]

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24C. Sweet Mead

Aroma Honey aroma should dominate, and is often moderately to strongly sweet and usually expresses the aroma of flower nectar. If a variety of honey is declared, the aroma might […]

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24B. Semi-sweet Mead

Aroma Honey aroma should be noticeable, and can have a light sweetness that may express the aroma of flower nectar. If a variety of honey is declared, the aroma might […]

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24A. Dry Mead

Aroma Honey aroma may be subtle, although not always identifiable. Sweetness or significant honey aromatics should not be expected. If a honey variety is declared, the variety should be distinctive […]

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