Mango Unchained by ClubGonzo, Mead/Melomel, 14% ABV.
This mead is brewed with mango. I like mango. I like mead?
In the glass it looks crystal clear and has a lovely golden colour.
The aroma might be a bit fruity, but I don’t get any mango associations whatsoever. This actually reminds a bit of ClubGonzo’s Banana Split mead, it has some of the same strange, undefinable and dry vegetal notes. The honey notes are in there somewhere.
The honey is more present in the strong flavour, and the vegetal notes are more subdued. The fruitiness is quite pleasant, but again I find it very hard to discover any tropical fruits, let alone mango. It has a sweet taste, but not sugary sweet. The alcohol is well integrated.
Conclusion: almost a decent brew, but mangos are probably more fitting in an IPA than in a mead.
Aroma: 5/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 6/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 10/20 Ratebeer score: 2.9/5.0