Prairie Rose Meadery
Oaked Maple Mead
Prairie Rose Meadery Oaked Maple Mead (15.5% alcohol by volume) is a still, sack mead made with maple syrup and honey. Meads made with maple syrup are also called acerglyn. Maple and honey lead the aroma joined by a mild alcohol aroma, traces of spice, vanilla, and a hint of musty perfume. It hits the tongue with an almost buttery sweet honey maple flavor with some light fruit that leans towards orange. It dries slightly on the end with some oaky astringent notes. A slight honey alcohol burn on the end gives way to a gentle warming. Overall the alcohol is smooth. The flavors work together very well producing a complex, layered yet harmonious palate. This is a unique and delightful mead. I rate it 90.