ClubGonzo’s Mon Cherry

Mon Cherry by ClubGonzo, Mead/Melomel, 13.1% ABV.

Fil 30.09.2015, 20.31.23

Mon Cherry, batch no. 13.

Fil 30.09.2015, 20.32.55

Look at the colour!

Mon Cherry is, believe it or not, brewed with cherries.

The colour of this mead is deep ruby red, and the body is clear. Beautiful!

I do get lot’s of cherries in the strong aroma, but they are a bit too overripe, bordering on rotten. The honey is also present in the background.

In the flavour the overripeness of the cherries isn’t that obvious, it’s actually quite pleasant. I also get cherry pits, in a pleasant almond-like way. There are also sweet traces of vanilla and a touch of spices. Interesting stuff! It has a pleasing sweetness and the alcohol is masterly integrated.

 Conclusion: a complex and nice mead, once in the mouth. 

Aroma:      5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    14/20
Ratebeer score: 3.4/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Mon Cherry

  1. I was very happy with this one; cherries are a common feature in the beer world and it wasn’t exactly surprising that it worked well with mead as well. It could be that it is a bit over the top now, being made back in 2013, at least regarding the overripe-ness of the aroma. But I guess these high-ABV meads last long but probably change a lot over time, so perhaps even more years would have turned the aroma into something else (and better?) altogether. I agree more or less with the rating, but perhaps a 5 in appearance would be in order, since you praise the looks of it so loudly? 😉

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