Cherry Bomb! Hydromel
Recipe kit yields 5 gallons.
Aroma: Mild honey sweetness in the backround, cherry aromas are most prevalent.
Appearance: Brilliant clarity with a deep red/maroon hue from the cherries. Very short lived head when poured - highly carbonated.
Flavor: Semi-dry, very faint sweetness. Medium to high sweet cherry flavor is dominant flavor. Slight bite to the finish from high carbonation. Not too sweet, well balanced. No alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Light body with high carbonation. No astringency.
Overall Impression: Enjoyable balance of delicate honey flavors, a slight sweetness, and pleasant cherry notes.
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This was my first and ONLY attempt to make mead. It was marked down and purchased at a time an additional discount, so it was reasonably priced.
I did follow directions to the letter, but the result was non-drinkable. Not 'tart', but as sour as lemon juice.
After tasting, I chucked the whole batch to recover the bottles.
First time trying mead, and it's awesome. I went to a mead tasting and disliked pretty much every one of them. So, I'll just stick to Cherry Bomb.
I tend to be somewhat loose when I follow recipes. However, not having much experience with mead, I followed this one to the exact letter. I was very disappointed when, after several months of bottle finishing, the result was nothing like what I had hoped for. A rather dry, reddish/pink mead with no recognizable cherry flavor at all. To bad.
Can't wait to try it
Its not ready yet but making it is very easy.