ClubGonzo’s Agent Orange

Mead, 9.5% ABV.

ClubGonzo’s Agent Orange, mead batch 36.

Orange mead in sunset.

I often like meads with added citrus, so let’s try one with juice and peel from oranges.

This is yet another clear mead, with a quite dark and good-looking golden colour.

The aroma is strong, and it clearly has notes of oranges mixed in with the honey.

The oranges are very present in the strong flavour as well, both as a solid, sweet and orangey fruitiness from the juice, and as a refreshing very light bitterness from the zest. I prefer more acidic citrus fruits like lemon and lime in mead, but oranges also works very well. It’s a sweet mead, but the sweetness is tamed by the acidity and bitterness from the fruits.

Conclusion: a well balanced and fruity mead.

Aroma:      6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:   13/20
Ratebeer score: 3.4/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Agent Orange

  1. The goal of this mead was, like so many of my early batches, to see what putting as much as possible of a given flavor into a sweet mead would taste like. While this is not bad, I have grown increasingly sceptical towards citrus in meads. Some combinations work, others simply create very dissonant flavor combinations for me. I would have given this a somewhat lower score, but I know you like your citrus and bitterness Terje so I’m not surprised. 😊

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