So after having to send it to me twice due to a damaged package Paul's (BLATZ) package arrived safely yesterday. It was a very generous offering of 3 Cigar City Brewing beers: a double stout with coffee and cacoa nibs, and old ale with molasses (both bombers), and 2 cans of a red ale. The homebrews were a raspberry mead, a mojito mead, a dortmunder, an Octoberfest, and a Red DIPA.
Today after leaving work early to start the weekend we had a nice walk in the woods with the dog and relaxed with a glass of Paul's Mojito Mead. It poured a nice deep golden color with medium clarity, not cloudy, not crystal clear. It was still, as expected. A swirl of the glass showed off some nice legs. I got lime juice and floral honey in the aroma. I didn't pick up much mint in the aroma but my girlfriend did. The flavor was lime with honey and sweetness that was not cloying. The mint shows up nicely near the end, and after a few sips lingers. It was a nice fresh mint flavor, not "mint flavor". The mint flavor was fairly assertive as I drank more in a very good way. There was no alcohol heat, in fact it was an easy drinker. We were sad to be finished with it. My girlfriend has been making mead for twenty years and has taught quite a few people how to make it and is pretty apprehensive about trying other people's mead and she thought this was great. Its very well done and I certainly would like the recipe or at least the method and amount for the mint.