notes on goldenrod honey? you'd recommend it?
I would imagine the odd smell being referenced is an earthy "barnyard-like" aroma that's common with buckwheat honey. That smell is there, but it's very slight. In my opinion it just adds a nice layer of depth rather than being any kind of problem. For more of an overview, this mead has a very sweet fruity and floral flavor from the honey. There's a hint of that barnyard aroma and flavor. And there's also a bit of an herbal flavor.
This is one of my favorite traditionals that I've done. I'm a big fan of the goldenrod honey! Definitely recommend.
thanks, thats clear. i got samples of a few honeys from the place including buckwheat, which i actually hadnt had before. i can imagine buckwheat honey as a small part of a beer or mead but it wasnt my cup of tea for sure. very barnyard, wheat husk, etc
sounds do-able, i think the goldenrod is slightly cheaper here