14 May 2016

Gosnells Mead (Beer 52) [By @SpectreUK]


This Gosnells Mead was very kindly sent to me by Beer 52, who supplies by postage beer day to subscribers. Although this makes me sound like a bit of a drunk; I have tried a lot of beverages in my time, however I’ve never tried Mead. Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water. Various fruits, spices and or grains can also be added to the Mead in the brewing process. Made in Gosnells London Meadery, the label states that this is a fresh take on Mead noted for its crispness and refreshing taste. Well it’s been a very hot day here, so I do need to be refreshed before the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. On opening, the carbonated Mead had a sweet honey smell with additional spicy undertones. The cloudy blonde fizzy Mead has an Olde England smell about it, like something out of the Middle Ages. It had a sweet honey flavour followed by a bitter spicy taste that agreed with the crispness on the label, whilst leaving a spicy honey aftertaste. It was like nothing I’d ever tasted before. A new experience from a drink that originated in Asia from around 7000BC, and boy it really tastes strangely appealing. Why isn’t this stuff in the shops everywhere, and brewed by everyone? I want more Mead!
By Spectre

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