Mead, 11% ABV.
Sometimes meads get too sweet without anything to back up the sweetness (take for instance the Sugar Honey). The Monsoon, on the other hand, has plenty of potentially crispy additions!
This one looks paler than most meads, but the clear and light golden colour still looks good.
The aroma jumps out of the glass, and delivers a collection of refreshing notes in addition to the mandatory sweet honey. I get lime, lemon and hints of galangal.
In the mouth this is like drinking a spicy version of Repsils Triple Action Honey & Lemon coughing drops, which happens to be one of my favourite candies-that-do-not-help-when-you-have-a-cold-but-they-taste-good-so-what-the-hell. Honey and lemon is always a brilliant pairing, and the spiciness further increases the drinkability of this fun mead.
The taste is very sweet, but in the finish it is backed up by citric dryness and the spices.
Conclusion: a delicious mead with a nice mix of spices.
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 7/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 15/20 Ratebeer score: 3.7/5.0