We always make a point of stopping by Ambrose on our way up through Michigan to spend a couple hours sampling their wide variety of meads. Somehow we found one bottle of their Star Thistle Mead that escaped without us drinking it in the tasting room. It's a semi-dry traditional mead, which Ambrose typically does well.
We decided to pop this bad boy open, and here's what we thought ...
A solid semi-sweet, semi-dry still mead. Well-balanced with an aftertaste that lingers a bit long on the tongue. Lightly musty nose.
We liked this mead. A nice, solid traditional mead that we could see drinking with a light chicken dinner or cheese and fruit appetizers. In fact, we did just that as part of our review!
Located near the Crystal Lake in northwest Michigan, St Ambrose Cellars started off as a collection of bee-keepers who wanted to have more fun with their honey.
With a wide selection of Michigan fruits (including arguably the best cherries in the world) at their disposal, Ambrose Cellars specializes in a wonderfully diverse range of Melomels.
Forged from the icy depths of the sea, Ulf, The Viking King Of Northumbria lives his life under an assumed name near the American city of Raleigh. When he is not drinking an inordinate amount of still mead, he enjoys playing the pan flute and spending time with his sea-maiden wife and two were-children.