A mead with hops. Well, why not?
In the glass it looks medium amber and slightly hazy. I’m so used to crystal clear meads by now, so the haze looks a bit off.
The aroma is strong, and there is something lurking in the back there in addition to the sweet honey, but hops are not the first thing that enters my mind. Maybe wet leaves, hay, caramel and dark overripe fruits? Either way, it’s a rather interesting aroma.
I can’t find any hops in the strong flavour either, the honey is the dominating element. The taste is rather sweet, but it dries up somewhat in the finish. Is there also hints of bitterness? The alcohol is also noticeable, but it’s clean.
Conclusion: an ok mead. The hops make it rather special, but not very hoppy.
Aroma: 6/10 Appearance: 3/5 Taste: 6/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 12/20 Ratebeer score: 3.1/5.0