ClubGonzo’s Pink Goose

Pink Goose by ClubGonzo, Mead/Melomel, 12.6% ABV.

Pink Goose, ClubGonzo's 11th mead batch.

Pink Goose, ClubGonzo’s 11th mead batch.

More red than pink.

Light red or pink, take your pick.

I must admit that I haven’t tasted gooseberries since I was a kid, so I don’t remember what they taste like. I wonder if this brew can wake up some dormant childhood memories?

It pours a light red, crystal clear body. Unusual, but very good-looking.

The aroma is strong and it’s more dominated by honey than the last few ClubGonzo meads I’ve had. There is a fruity background, but it’s quite subtle. It’s a pleasant aroma, but somewhat simple and not as over the top as I’m used to from this experimental brewer.

The flavour is moderate, and there’s a good balance between the honey and the gentle sweet candy-like fruity notes (ok, berry notes, then). It’s thick, very sweet and syrupy, with reasonably well integrated alcohol.

Conclusion: a well crafted mead, but not extremely interesting. If it tastes gooseberries? Frankly I don’t know. 

Aroma:      6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      6/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.2/5.0

2 comments on “ClubGonzo’s Pink Goose

  1. Another agreeable rating from you Terje. 🙂 I also thought it was too little gooseberry in this one, otherwise its fairly tasty with a good balance. Next time I will add more gooseberry juice from the classic green-yellow variety, so no pink color then (although it looks really cool). Said juice is, by the way, is an awful messy substance to extract and generally work with… 😛

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