Made my second and third meads and looking for some help. My first and third mead were made using a frozen concentrate and they smell and tasted fine.

My second mead attempt was my first at using actual fruit, a strawberry mead, recipe below. It smells good but tasted like grain alcohol at bottling time. I know it's supposed to age, but will it taste sweeter and better with age? Will the grain alcohol taste go away and the strawberries come out?


Process:
Sanatize all equipment.
Add the honey to a sealable 1 gal glass jug.
Add 1 cup of water and all frozen strawberries to a pot to heat over medium-low.
Lightly mash with a potato masher when possible.
Heated 4 cups of water to pre-boiling.
Add the heated water to the honey.
Shake to combine.
Transfer the honey water mixture to the fermentation vessel.
Add the yeast nutrients.
Top up the honey water mixture to 1 gal with tap water.
Add the strawberries and yeast.
Stir to combine.
Ferment for 1 month @ 663⁰F .

Recipe
3 lbs Frozen Strawberries
1 tps Yeast Nutrients
3 lbs Honey (local from Apple Orchard)
about 1 gal of water
1 pkg Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast