ClubGonzo’s Framboosenmead

Mead/Melomel, 14.5%

ClubGozo’s Framboosenmead, mead batch 33.

Deep red body.

Raspberries and beer is a lovely combination, so what about raspberries and mead?

In the glass it looks clear, and it has a very deep red colour.

The aroma is strong and laden with very sweet and overripe raspberries. There is not much tartness to be found here. Not much honey either, for that matter.

The strong flavour follows the overripe path of the aroma, with additional hints of cherry pits.

Oh, this is some serious sweet stuff! I had expected some acidity from the raspberries, but this is just pure sugary sweetness.

The texture is thick and syrupy.

Conclusion: a bit too violently sweet and overripe, but still a decent mead.

Aroma:      6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      5/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    11/20
Ratebeer score: 3.0/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Framboosenmead

  1. I guess the 3 years of cellaring on this one have taken a bit of edge from the berry tartness, but this has been sweet and rich from its incarnation. Actually, the primary fermentation included raspberries and the yeast (Safale 05) – miraculously – took the sugar levels straight to the bottom, rendering it a super-dry mead with a crazy, personal-record-high ABV of 20,1 %! It tasted very little but alcohol and a faint touch of raspberries, so I had to backsweeten it with lots of raspberry juice and honey to fix up the flavors. 😛 In hindsight, I could’ve used a bit less honey in the mix, but it’s no secret that I’m a sucker for sweet meads! 😄

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