ClubGonzo’s Strawberry Meadows Forever

Strawberry Meadows Forever by ClubGonzo, Mead/Melomel, 13.3% ABV.

Strawberry Meadows Forever, aka. mead batch no. 14.

Strawberry Meadows Forever, aka. mead batch no. 14.

So... aren't strawberries supposed to be red? Still, looking good!

So… aren’t strawberries supposed to be red? Still, looking good!

One day you’ll kill me with your puns, ClubGonzo!

This one pours a clear, light amber body.

The aroma is strong, and reminds me of strawberry candy: very sweet and very fruity. And then a teaspoon of honey.

The flavour isn’t very strong, but the honey coated strawberry candies are still present. It has a very sweet taste, a nice and chewy texture, and the alcohol is well integrated.

Conclusion: putting strawberries in a mead was a better idea than I thought, although it’s not a splendid brew. Nice enough, though. 

Aroma:      6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      5/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    11/20
Ratebeer score: 3.0/5.0
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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Strawberry Meadows Forever

  1. Well, this mead actually tasted a lot more strawberry (that is, fresh strawberry) when it was younger. For a while, it was quite lovely and the whole concept seemed like a good idea. However, after about a year or so, it altered its character completely, going into a rather undefinable fruity-caramelized flavor. Strawberry Meadows Forever was the first experience showing that not all fruits can be easily integrated in mead over time. More were to come. Not too bad, regardless, as your rating also indicates. I won’t make a high-ABV mead meant for cellaring with strawberries again, but I might try it with a low-ABV carbonated version at some point. 🙂

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