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What is mead in Polish?

Mead (Polish: miód pitny [mʲut ˈpʲitnɨ], literally “drinkable honey”) is an alcoholic beverage within Polish culinary tradition made by alcoholic fermentation of a mixture of honey and water.

What does Polish mead taste like?

“A pure traditional mead can range from dry to sweet, low to high alcohol, thin to full mouthfeel,” said Martin. “Depending on what your experiences are, mead tastes like wine, but with the flavor of honey and whatever was used to spice/flavor it,” Adams added.

What is the strongest mead?

Apis Póltorak Jadwiga: Póltorak is the strongest style Polish mead and also contains the most honey content with raspberry and wild rose fruit added for additional flavor. For traditional mead, it doesn’t get better than this.

What is Dwojniak?

Dwójniak is a traditional mead product with an alcohol content ranging from 15 to 18 % vol., fermented from mead wort and produced throughout Poland. It is a clear alcoholic beverage, with a unique aroma and flavor of honey, which may be enhanced using spices such as cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Who drank mead?

Virtually every ancient culture drank it at one point: the Greeks, the Romans, the Vikings, the Russians, the Polish, the Ethiopians (tej, a type of honey wine, is still the national drink in Ethiopia). There are references to it in the Bible, in Chaucer, in Aristotle, in Beowulf.

Why is it called mead?

Probably the world’s oldest alcoholic drink, mead is essentially fermented honey and water and has a long and glorious history. The ancient Greeks called mead ambrosia or nectar and it was believed to be the drink of the gods, descended from the Heavens as dew, before being gathered in by the bees.

Is drinking mead healthy?

no. There are no clinically proven health benefits to mead. Historically, though, mead has been believed to be healthy to both drink as well as to make into healing tonics. The mead of preference was one infused with spices or herbs, using the sweet drink to mask some other flavors.

Does the LCBO sell mead?

Mead doesn’t have its own section at the LCBO—the fermented honey beverage can be found stacked next to beers, ciders and wines. There are meads that are drier than a crisp chardonnay.

Is Camelot mead real mead?

A one-of-a-kind mead, perfected by our winemakers over 40+ years, this wine defies traditional mead styles. We carefully source orange blossom honey to avoid the off-character of non source-specific honey.

How much alcohol does mead have?

Another difference between beer, wine, and mead is alcohol content. Meads range between 6 and 20 percent ABV, depending on the fermentation; whereas wine and beer typically come in at a much lower ABV.

Did Vikings drink mead?

Norse drank their mead from intricate drinking horns or in elaborately decorated silver cups. Mead is a simple beverage brewed with honey, water, and yeast. Many regard it as the oldest alcoholic drink known to man, and it has also gone by the names honey wine, ambrosia, or nectar.