So you want to get in on the action eh? In round 2 we went head to head with Ontario grown basil as the main ingredient. One of us went for a citrus twist and the other a blueberry.
And so now that you've had a chance to taste the Basil meads it is your turn to tell us how it really is. Help us determine a winner by voting below in the comments.
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April 05, 2021
Sorry if this is a bit long. I am not an experienced taster so forgive me if I sound like I don’t know what im talking about.
TLDR: Dave’s Lemon Basil wins for me.
They were both very good and I was tempted to say it is a tie for various reasons. After much deliberation I forced myself to pick a winner purely off taste and mouth feel.
I found the Blueberry very smooth, something the Lemon lacked. The blueberry flavour was very forward and mellowed out into a sweet finish. As for the Lemon, I couldn’t taste the lemon as much as I could feel it. The citrus sting was very present and I honestly kind of enjoyed that. The basil didn’t really show itself in either at all which I’m unsure if thats a good thing or a bad thing.
If I had to pick one I think more people would like I would say the Blueberry because it’s sweet, fruity and very smooth which I feel more people would appreciate. Going purely off my own tastes however, I think the mild harshness followed by a pleasant sweetness makes the Lemon my pick for this rounds winner. I tend to also prefer things a bit more on the “plain” side so perhaps being closer to a tradition mead flavour plays some part in it.
Sorry Vince, I hope we can still be friends.