"He Wears Black and Has a Beard"

Mead 6: Donder & Blixen

Toby Roworth

Dec 23, 2013


After almost two months of waiting, more mead is upon us, finally bottled yesterday afternoon.
I'm very pleased with the taste, although it's not quite what I was after. It's a medium sweet/dryness, and has an aftertaste of pithy orange, which is surprisingly nice. It's not as heavily spiced as I hoped, but that might be for the best - for future reference, ground cinnamon works better than sticks.
And naturally the bottle got a modernist label, this time with a Christmassy twist.

The brew's named after two of Santa's reindeer, normally referred to as "Donner and Blitzen", as in the German for "thunder and lightning", but I felt using the original spellings from "The Night Before Christmas" would add a little more interest.