RateBeer
Home >


Bunratty Irish Mead

overall
80
76
style
Brewed by Bunratty Mead
Style: Mead
Clare, Ireland

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 441   ABV: 14.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bunratty Meade, meade from white wine with honey and herbs added recreates Mead, the drink of the ancient Gauls and Anglo Saxons which was made from fermented honey and water. Mead soon made its way into the courts of the Four Kings of Ireland and no banquet was complete without it. This honey-based drink was believed to have powers of virility and fertility, and it became custom for the bridge and groom to drink Mead for one full moon after their wedding, hence the term "honeymoon". In Ireland today, it is still a tradition to toast to the bride on their honeymoon from the wedding feast. Bunratty Meade can be drunk chilled, before meals or as a relaxing after dinner drink. You may also enjoy Meade on the rocks with a slice of lemon. In the winter, nothing takes the chill out better than Meade as a hot toddy. And you may which to drink it at dinner with your chicken, turkey or game.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3665) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Sample pour. The mead is a darker amber. Good clarity. It smells strongly of honey and alcohol. The taste is more sweet honey. The alcohol still comes through, but not as much as the aroma indicated. Lingering sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (847) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
First mead rating, chilled from refrigerator. amber coloured, aroma is sweet/honey some flowers. Taste is honey, flowers, some alcohol. Nice one

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2155) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a glass. Clear copper, no carbonation, no head, and no lacing. Aroma is sweet honey some herbs, medium body, and slightly syrupy texture. Taste is honey, herbs, and hints of alcohol. Alcohol is pretty well covered, pretty good mead.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1263) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at Total wine pembroke Pines, FL for $16.99 Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma of honey combind some floral notes. Pours a clear amber. The flavor is sweet with hints of floral. Overall, while very sweet, this is enjoyable after dinner. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2013
750 ml bottle. Bunratty! Ha. County Clare has loads of charm. Pours a clear amber color with some shades of darker colors, some sticky legs. Sweet floral notes. The flavor grew on me as it inebriates quickly: toffee, huge flowers and herbal flavor, some sticky sweet honey. Dandelions. Fairly drinkable despite being quite hot with heat and alcohol present. Dílis d’ar nOidreacht

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1735) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Dark amber with no head. Smells of sticky honey, brown sugar, strong alcohol and saffron. Full oily body. Warming effect. Sweet taste of honey, sugar, with a herbal note and a lightly bitter alcohol finish. Nice sweet mead but the alcohol is noticeable. Enjoyable. Maybe aged would lower the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3832) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 22, 2013
50cl bottle at home from Celtic whiskies, Dublin
Pale golden with Greek honey yoghurt aroma. V sweet a honeyed ice cider. Light bodied, hidden booze, just v sweet desert wine like with some earthy herbal notes at the back and long sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (863) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
First time tasting Mead, so not much to compare this to. Pours clear copper, no head. Aromas of honey, floral, white grapes, alcohol. High, sticky sweetness. Not particularly refined, but okay as a digestif.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from State Line liquors. Pours golden with no head. Lots of spices on the nose. Tastes like white wine with the odd spice thrown in. Solid but not spectacular.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50