I’m not sure if you can quaff a tankard of mead, but I’d much rather that, than boring ale.
So when I came across Gosnells Sparkling Mead, I got unreasonably excited and we ordered some straight away.
We got a mixed pack containing 4 flavours: Hopped, Hibiscus, Sour and Citra Sea.
I wanted to love it SO BAD! And you know, the flavour was pretty good. A little bit of ale, with a lingering honey aftertaste. What let it down for me though was the degree of fizz.
I like a tongue-prickling, burp-inducing, bubble bounty in my carbonated drinks. This was more a light aeration, which I swear made it taste warmer if that’s possible. It reminded me of the lacklustre sparkle you can sometimes get in a homemade sparkling elderflower. Sure it may explode the bottle, but when you actually drink it, it just isn’t that fizzy.
I absolutely would drink this again (loaded with ice) but I wonder if I’d be more suited to a bottle of their regular mead and some creative cocktail ideas…