Prairie Rose Meadery
Prairie Rose Meadery Traditional Mead
Prairie Rose Meadery Traditional Mead (12.5% alcohol by volume) is a still, standard mead made with pure North Dakota honey and the aromas start with rich, spicy honey and a hint of clover followed by clean alcohol aromas. It pours brilliant straw with good reflectance and light legs. The clover has a light, spicy flavor and is semi-sweet with soft, smooth alcohol. The alcohol is mildly warming but not hot or harsh. I am enjoying the finish - the honey grabs onto your tongue for a long linger but the acids pull it back from cloying and a dash of tannin lightly dries things out. As it warms a little fruit comes forward and the spicy clover flavors grow slightly. The mead has interesting layers of sweetness, with a slightly shifting balance as it moves through your mouth engaging the alcohol, the tartness and then the tannins. A very fine drinkable mead with enough going on it can stand alone. I rate it 88.