Potpourri Madness by ClubGonzo, Mead, 12.7% ABV.
Another mead with lots of stuff added, this time it’s sage, lavender and rose water.
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