I started my first batch of mead last August-a medium-sweet orange blossom honey mead. I'm a total novice, although my dad has made wine in the past and helped out.
I sampled some about a month ago, and it seemed kind of "rough" and very alcoholic. I tried some last weekend, and it is like a different mead-smooth, slightly sweet, and you can taste the honey in it. Very nice!
I'm just amazed at the difference a month made. I'm hooked, and am planning on trying my hand at making some more soon!
The recipe came from "The Compleate Meadmaker" by Ken Schramm if anyone is interested.