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Groennfell Meadery

Sima Traditional Mead with Raisins & Lemons by Groennfell - Limited Release for Beltane

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A surprising number of nations have mead as one of their national drinks, and it’s our mission to make them all! Sima is a traditional beverage from Finland, closely associated with Vappu (also known as May Day, Walpurgisnacht, and Beltane in other regions).

While the modern version is more often a lemon soda, we pay homage to the original recipe with a dark, wildflower honey, raisins, and fresh lemon juice.

Groennfell canned craft meads are always brewed with raw sustainably sourced honey, are lightly carbonated, and are finished dry.

Tasting Notes: 

Color - Dark Gold
Aroma - Raisins and Chocolate
Flavor - The raisins add a subtle depth to the dark, dry honey flavor. Bright lemon breaks through on the finish like the first buds of spring.
Closest Comparison - Sima from the 1818 Walpurgisnacht in Jyväskylä where I first laid eyes on the beautiful Annikki Hämäläinen. Oh… what could have been if I had just had the courage to go up and talk to her, but standing seven jalka at the top of her braid, she was an intimidating and powerful woman. Oh, but what could have been. What could have been.

  • ABV: 5.2%
  • Style: Dry Traditional Mead in the style of Finnish Sima
  • Brand: Groennfell Meadery
  • Final Gravity: 0.996
  • Packaging: 4-pack of 16 fl. oz. cans, lightly carbonated
  • Ingredients: Water, Honey, Raisin Juice, Lemon Juice
  • Free Shipping on orders over $100!*

We are not able to ship alcohol to the following states at this time: AL, DE, HI, ME, MS, RI, UT

Our mead is available in stores and bars in many US states! Check out our Mead Finder Map to see where we are available in stores and bars. If you'd like our mead in your state, please contact us.

*Alaska does not qualify for free shipping (AK folks can now find our meads on shelves at Brown Jug!)

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