ClubGonzo’s Blame Canada

Blame Canada by ClubGonzo, Mead, 13% ABV.

ClubGonzo's Blame Canada, based on floral honey and maple syrup.

ClubGonzo’s Blame Canada, based on floral honey and maple syrup.

Blame Canada looks stunning in the glass!

Blame Canada looks stunning in the glass!

I really like the looks of this one: it’s crystal clear and it has a lovely medium copper colour.

Sweet and strong aroma of honey and maple syrup with caramel and brown sugar in the back.

The flavour is complex and strong, with pure honey and maple syrup in the front. Again caramel and brown sugar stays in the back, along with dark dried fruits and fortified wine. It’s quite alcoholic, but not overly so. It’s heavy sweet, the flavours are long-lasting and it has a lovely syrupy texture and full body.

Conclusion: A very nice mead. The maple syrup was a really good idea, it really adds a layer of complexity to the flavour profile. I’ll try this with pancakes sometime.

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 5/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    13/20
Ratebeer score: 3.6/5.0
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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Blame Canada

  1. Thanks Terje! 🙂 I don’t have much to add to your review (except that my rating scale would have gone a bit higher as usual, perhaps up to 3,8-3,9, but that’s just differences in rating style I guess). This one rates high on my top meads-list and the maple syrup does really compliment the honey. I’m considering a re-make with an even heavier maple syrup component (which is really expensive, so considering is definitely in order…). 🙂

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