ClubGonzo’s Potpourri Madness

Potpourri Madness by ClubGonzo, Mead, 12.7% ABV.

Potpourri madness indeed. Mead batch no. 09.

Potpourri madness indeed. Mead batch no. 09.

Another mead with lots of stuff added, this time it’s sage, lavender and rose water.

Nice golden colour.

Nice golden colour.

In the glass it has a beautiful deep golden colour.

The aroma is strong, extremely floral and very perfumed, in itself it’s a nice aroma, but it doesn’t actually smell like something that you’re supposed to drink. It smells more like something you put in a vase. I have never smelled rose water, so I can’t say if I pick up that, but there is certainly truckloads of lavender in this one.

The flavour is sharp, floral and dominated by lavender and it gives an overall perfumed impression. The alcohol is very obvious and quite stinging. The taste is less sweet than many ClubGonzo meads.

Conclusion: it smells nice, I mean, lavender smells nice, but for a drink it’s too perfumed and too focused on the flowers. It just feels a bit wrong to drink something this floral.

Aroma:      6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      5/10
Palate:     3/5
Overall:    8/20
Ratebeer score: 2.6/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Potpourri Madness

  1. Hehehe, this mead is just…wrong! 😛 After I realized the massive impact of my lavender/sage additions, it became clear that the sole purpose of this mead was to see the reactions on people’s faces/comments when they drank it. 😀 So far, the reaction has been quite similar to yours, perhaps with a few more exclamation marks added. Then again, you are becoming more accustomed to my occasional craziness. 😉

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