ClubGonzo’s Sour Flower

Sour Flour by ClubGonzo, Mead, 8% ABV.

ClubGonzo's Sour Flower, mead batch 03.

ClubGonzo’s Sour Flower, mead batch 03.

Pale mead.

Pale mead.

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
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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Sour Flower

  1. I haven’t tried this in quite a while, but I remember it as rather nice despite being the result of an accident. However, I also recall you not being a big fan of sour beer in general, which I guess bears heavily on this rating. Gotta try it again now, but up front I’d disagree and probably add another + 1.0 points to the score. Sour mead rocks! 😉

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