Sour Flour by ClubGonzo, Mead, 8% ABV.
This one looks a bit sad, it’s very pale with just a faint golden hue. The aroma is strong, and not very pleasant. There are some sherry-like notes in there, but the main component is glue. The honey is very well hidden, but it’s lurking in the back.
The glue and other solvent-like elements are in front of the strong flavour as well, with some additional sweet fruits, vinegar and syrupy floral sap notes. The taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and rather acetic. Sweetened acacia vinegar, anyone?
As usual when it comes to meads, the mouthfeel is very pleasant (ignoring the glue), with a full and syrupy body.
Conclusion: This mead soured by accident, and some additional months in the bottle hasn’t made things any better. This is very close to drain pour, although it is possible to force down a tiny sample.
Aroma: 3/10 Appearance: 3/5 Taste: 3/10 Palate: 3/5 Overall: 5/20 Ratebeer score: 1.7/5.0