ClubGonzo’s Porto Miel

Mead, 12.5% ABV.

ClubGonzo’s Porto Miel, mead batch 34.

Pale amber to orange body.

So, ok, a mead fermented with souring bacteria and yeast, that ends up being oxidised instead of sour since the brewer forgot to put the lid on the fermenter. Well.

In the glass it looks pale amber to orange, a nice colour!

The aroma isn’t very strong, and it’s not as adventurous as the description on the label. It smells dryer than the typical ClubGonzo mead, and has notes of honey, oxidation, wood and port.

The flavour is quite strong, and it’s as oxidised as the aroma. Also some brown sugar. The taste is very sweet, but it dries up in the finish.

Conclusion: a fun twist with the oxidation, but not a terribly exiting brew.

Aroma:      5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      6/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:   12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.1/5.0
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