ClubGonzo’s Golden Leaf

Mead, 14.7% ABV.

Pale golden body.

ClubGonzo’s Golden Leaf, mead batch 25.

A single honey mead, this time with honey from linden trees.

In the glass the Golden Leaf looks light golden (duh!), with a hardly noticeable touch of green.

The aroma is strong with a very unusual honey profile –I’ve definitely never tasted linden tree honey before. It’s floral, spicy and citric, with some herbal hints.

The strong flavour follows the same unusual path, with menthol coming in as a new contribution. Also hints of wet hay. The taste is sweet, but there is also spiciness, dryness and some acidity to back it up. It has a bit lighter body than many meads.

Conclusion: a spicy and “crisp” single honey mead that stands out from the crowd. 

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:   12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.4/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Golden Leaf

  1. It was surprising indeed to make this mead, which turned out so different. Honey definitely has a terroir going on, just compare this to Castagnero or 22 Acacia Avenue, f.ex. I personally don’t like the mead this honey produces (even though I do like the honey itself), but that’s another matter.

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