Gosnells Citra Sea Mead
Some of you may know that I have been partial to a splash or two of mean for the past year or so. And as such am always on the look of for interesting and unique drinks. Gosneells is one of those. A carbonated draft mead that almost felt like it belonged in a happy meal rather than on www.beerhawk.co.uk
I have never had a mead like it. A key aspect of mead is normally its body and flavour. Honey is your dominant ingredient, and even though this was true for Citra Sea the body was more like a shandy or fizzy pop than the thick, rich mead that I am used to. This can, to a degree, be explained by the abv. Traditional mead varies between 11 and 18% whereas Citra Sea is 4.5% a much more ‘palatable’ percentage.
Flavourwise expect sweetness, and I mean oodles of sweetness. The citra flavour is sort of lost in the sweetness from the honey. And although it was a nice beverage cold, I don’t think I could drink more of it. This is one of the few times I will say that a drink was too sweet for my tastes.