Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8 (Space Time Mead and Cider Works)

Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8 (Space Time Mead and Cider Works)

Omicron Persei 8 by Space Time Mead and Cider Works – a Metheglin style mead for our Futurama Monday.

Futurama Monday

Back for our second week of Futurama Monday. Last week Futurama premiered on Hulu, and they continued with “Season 11” Episode 2 today – Children of a Lesser Bog.

As I said previously – we will be doing a Futurama themed article each week, and later in the day I will be doing a Futurama episode recap / review on YouTube. So be sure to check out both.

Last week for our blog article I covered Futurama and Philosophy and did a book review of it. You can find that here – Book Review: Futurama and Philosophy (Edited by Courtland Lewis). Then later in the day I hopped on YouTube and did a recap / review of the episode – “Season 11 – Episode 1: The Impossible Stream” which you can catch here: Futurama Episode Review – The Impossible Stream and Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8 (SpaceTime Meadery) – you can also go straight to the video here: Season 11 – Episode 1 Review: The Impossible Stream.

On the video I did a recap / review of the episode as well as drank the Omicron Persei 8 and discussed it a bit, giving it a small, light review. I will be doing the full review in this blog post. (Later today, I will do a video recap / review of today’s episode – Season 11 – Episode 2: Children of a Lesser Bog.) I will be most likely having Allusion Brewing Company’s Star Wars themed beer – “Stay on Target”. (I won’t always be having a Futurama themed beer while doing a review, but I will try when I can.)

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Omicron Persei 8

Lrrr and the other Omicronians hail from Omicron Persei 8. They are a Reptilian / Lizard / Somewhat bird-ish species. For fun, I asked Chat GPT if they know about Omicron Persei 8, and here is its response:

Yes, I’m familiar with Omicron Persei 8. However, it’s worth noting that Omicron Persei 8 is a fictional planet from the animated television show “Futurama.” The show, created by Matt Groening, follows the adventures of a delivery boy named Fry who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up 1,000 years in the future.

In “Futurama,” Omicron Persei 8 is portrayed as a distant and dangerous planet, home to the Omicronians, an aggressive and warlike alien species. The Omicronians are often depicted as an exaggerated parody of science fiction tropes, and their planet serves as a recurring location in the series.

As a real astronomical object, Omicron Persei is a star system in the Perseus constellation, located approximately 1,100 light-years away from Earth. There is no known planet called Omicron Persei 8 in reality.

Chat GPT 3.5

The two Omicronians we see the most on screen is Lrrr and Nd-Nd his wife. To say they have a ‘complicated marriage’ is probably putting things mildly. Possibly my favorite episode involving the Omicronians is “Spanish Fry”.

Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8

Omicron Persei 8 by Space Time Mead and Cider Works

Beer / Mead: Omicron Persei 8
Brewery: Space Time Mead & Cider Works
Style: Mead – Metheglin
ABV: 9.3%
IBU: N / A
Untappd Description: Omicron Persei 8 has a nice hop character with almost malt like taste created by the buckwheat honey and coffee (think stout). This semi sweet mead is made with local wildflower honey, buckwheat honey, hops grown by Avery Mountain Bines & Twine, and Moka Origins Coffee. Hops and buckwheat honey added in boil. A wonderful mead when you are devouring. Lightly Carbonated. Gluten Free. Featuring art by Alexya Rauso.

Since I covered this a bit in the YouTube video, I’ll dive more into it here in the blog mead review. I suggest watching the video to get an idea of how the mead looks and how I thought it tasted on initial try. (Futurama Episode Review – The Impossible Stream and Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8.)

Appearance is very pretty, its a lovely light honey colored mead. It is transparent but with that golden orange glow. It has very good carbonation with wonderful bubbles that dance their way up to the surface.

Aroma is a honey, coffee, sweet, wild flower, with light hop note medley. This has a lot more interesting stuff going on with it than I had imagined at first pour. Taking a good nose of the mead gives you lots of different notes. The honey and hops might be muted due to the other notes of wildflower, sweetness, and coffee – or it also might be muted a bit due to age. This makes for an interesting (and nice) concoction of aromas.

Sipping on this – and its certainly a sipper, since its both a Mead, and a 9.3% ABV drink, you get the full gambit of tastes and things to notice. First taste, first impression, I get the sweet, the honey, the wildflower, with just a wee hint of coffee. Not much, and honestly without knowing the nose and reading the description, I’m not sure if I would believe its fully there. This could be an age thing, or it could be the mead itself. The hop characteristics have certainly tailed off, and I would place that a hundred percent on the age of the mead and not a thing to take umbrage with the mead itself. As you sip this you get a bit more of the medley of notes you first pick up in the nose and aroma. I get more coffee, I get more grounds and earthy notes (possibly the hops), and a lot more of the sweet, wildflower, and some of the hops fully and outright. The honey seems to sneak back in as the mead finishes up hitting you with a very sweet dosage of its potency. This was a wonderful addition to my “nerd panel” of beers and meads, to go along with all of the Star Wars RAR beers, the other Futurama themed beers I’ve had, and the numerous other Star Wars beers as well.

My Untappd Rating: ****
Global Untappd Rating: (Not Enough Reviews For a Global Rating) (as of 7.31.23)

Children of a Lesser Bog

Quick note on today’s episode – I will do a full review and recap on YouTube later, but since I have seen the episode already, I’ll jump in here and give a little bit of thoughts on it before expressing myself fully later.

I enjoyed the episode. I thought the start and the lead up to getting to the Amy / Kiff part was a bit weak (the honey stuff), and I thought some of Zapp’s lines felt forced, but generally I enjoyed the episode. I liked Kiff’s portrayal and segments, and I think it gave Amy some good character growth as well. Leela I thought was dumbed down a bit though, and not really sure my thoughts on how I feel they portrayed her in this episode.

I did enjoy the “bear biologist” and his return (he was the “whale biologist” from the original Fox run). The tardigrades was a fun inclusion, and I did like Axel, Mandy, and Lil Newt. I kinda wanted to expect more out of the idea of thousands and thousands of baby tadpoles and that there’d be more to it than just Kiff and Amy having three kids at various age stages, but I think this can work for future references and bits and segments. I was fully expecting them to do something different though.

Overall, I enjoyed the episode, and am looking forward to next week’s episode about “How the West Was 10101010101” and then the episode after that – “Parasites Regained”.

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