This mead was awarded the gold medal at the 2015 International Food Contest in competition with other Danish fruit wines.
Danish Forum for Fruit Wine’s Mead of the Year 2015-2017.
Big elderflower bouquet, tangy-sweet and slightly bitter. Recommended as an aperitif, with cheese or tapas.
Enjoy chilled at about 14 degrees. Approx. 12-14 glasses per bottle.
Shelf-life after opening:
3-4 months in the fridge.
Net weight: 500 grams = 500 ml
Package size: 8 * 0.5 litre per carton
EAN barcode: 5712504012025
This apple mead is brewed with the aromatic hops cascade, which is also known from beer brewing. Already in the early Middle Ages, the brewers began to exploit the good qualities of hops. The bitter substances of the plant both stabilize and clarifies the brew and the aromas add to the amazing flavor, which is also utilized in Snoremark’s Apple mead.
The hops plant has a strong growth and can under the right conditions shoot seven feet high. Therefore hops are often considered a weed in modern gardens, but previously hops were a widely used cultural plant in Denmark, and many farms cultivated it for their own brewing. The annual hops harvest in September was a crowd-puller. Helpers came to the farms from near and far. It was widely known that no children were born nine months after the hops harvest and that was fully exploited. Today, it has been shown that the hops’ fragrances may have an estrogen-like effect. Perhaps the large amounts of hops in the air have delayed ovulation until after the harvest.
Hops, as many have experienced, have a mild slowing effect. During the First World War, a German field doctor recommended that the trench soldiers sew hops into small bags, to lay under the pillow. It would ensure their night’s sleep in the midst of war’s horrors.
We recommend drinking Snoremarks Apple mead with hops as aperitif or with the cheese board, but it may also work as a nightcap.
This apple mead is brewed with the apple varieties Colina and Discovery. They both ripen early and are full of juice and sweetness, which goes very well with the aromatic hops. Both varieties are robust and therefore suitable for organic farming.
The apple trees on Snoremark are entirely dependent on the bees pollination to produce fruit, and of course we are dependent on the honey of the bees to our mjød.
Judges’ statement, 2017 Danish Forum for Fruit Wine competition: ‘The most impressive mead of the day! A good idea to use hops, which give the mead a lovely aromatic character and a well-balanced bitterness.’