今天说的是TO OL 和 MIKELLER这两个同样来自丹麦魔术师的金黄色饮料。
先说TO OL的瓶子。喝的那天是和朋友分享，最先开的是适合夏天消暑酿的SNOWBALL SAISON。 和一些口感比较单调的SAISON不同，这瓶子的层次比较深，有爽口的果子清新也有些微的甘苦涩，作为开场或收尾啤酒都不错。
这瓶之后间中有喝了SAN DIEGO SCOTCH ALE(详文请看之前BLOG 文）转换口味。
作为当天的“收尾酒”，选择了同样来自TO OL的FINAL FRONTIER DOUBLE IPA。 酒单上的介绍文字很直白的说“这是很适合作为结束选择的瓶子”。
尝试TO OL 瓶子几个星期前，和几个朋友试了MIKELLER跟美国CRAFT BEER摇滚明星级酿酒师THREE FLOYD的合作瓶子，BOOGOOP和RISGOOP。
BOOGOOP之后间中有喝了几瓶不同风格啤酒，包括重咖啡味的BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASAL(之前BLOG文介绍过）。
TO OL Snowball Saison ratebeer link:-
To OL Final Frontier Double IPA ratebeer link:-
Mikeller/Three Floyd Boogoop ratebeer link:-
Mikeller/ Three Flyod Risgoop ratebeer link:-
for a craft beer desert like KL, it is indeed quite blessed that some nice beers from Scandinavia countries can be had here, some on taps, some by the bottles...
my recent "liaison" with the "brighter side" side of beers continues..this time with some gold color beers from Denmark.
it was on two separate evenings that I tasted brews from TO OL and Mikeller, two of the very best craft brewers from Denmark.
First up, bottles from TO OL, the evening started with TO OL Snowball Saison, probably because of spicy and sour tom yam soup with rice earlier, decided to start with something light and refreshing.
a 750ml bottle at 8% ABV, this is a nice stater, good for sharing with a friend or two. A balanced Saison, not too light nor sweet, with nice combination of hops bitterness & fruity freshness as well as some crisp feeling after taste.
The second To OL of the evening came in the form of Final Frontier Double IPA----"good for final beer of the evening" as written on the beer menu.
it was the third and last beer of the evening.
**Note:- in between Saison & Double IPA, a scotch ale came & gone( please see earlier post on San Diego scotch ale by Brewdog)
as the "end beer" of the evening, Final Frontier did not disappoint, Taste is bittersweet, citrusy, hoppy and yeasty after taste. a pleasant beer to say the least.
On to the Mikeller/Three Flyod collaboration bottles, Boogoop & Risgoop. It was a few weeks prior to the TO OL bottles.
Both are barley wine. Though Boogoop is more of buck wheat infused. The term "wine"( referring to higher alcohol content similar to wine) is only a technical term, both are definitely BEERS.
Because of the close association of beer styles and names, each ending with the word 'goop", they sound like cousins.
Boogoop came first(in fact the second bottle of the evening after the champagne wine beer of nelson sauvignon). The richness of this buckwheat infused beer immediately took over the mouth feel, it's thick but not overpowering, mix of grain, sweetness, hops.... feels a little bit like a bubbly rice/grain wine.
Risgoop comparatively taste slightly "lighter"( in a pleasant way) though both with the same 10.4% ABV and same style.
It could be partly due to beer geek brunch weasal prior to opening Risgoop, but it just taste pleasantly lighter, certainly more of fruity freshness with slight hints of hops, malty, a smooth barley wine indeed.
**Note:-it was a rare big evening with a few friends, where quite a few different styles of beers were tasted, including mikeller beer geek weasal, To OL #500, mikeller nelson sauvignon, old engine ooil by Harviestoun in between the Mikeller/Three Flyod collaboration bottles of Boogoop & Risgoop.