Skadi - Ölvisholt Brugghús
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3.5/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
OVERALL: The bottom-line on this Frankenstein's monster of a beer is that it tastes like a lager on the front, a doppelbock in the middle, and a saison on the finish. Underwhelming, somewhat bitter, with notes of caramel, and - only at the end - some floral/ funk qualities you might expect from a saison. In my opinion, there is too much going on for this beer to be enjoyable.
A: This beautiful red beer (as red as a Flanders red) was served to me in a tulip glass with a one cm head that dissipated slowly. The color was unique for a saison, in my experience, in that I normally associate saisons with more yellow-orange hues than this, which looked like a cross between a Saison and the color of a blood orange. The beer had about 60% opacity.
S: The aromas of malt and yeast intermingled nicely with the typical floral and funk qualities of a quality saison. A deep breath reveals that there are some caramel notes on the end here, with hints that there was a good amount of sugar involved in the brewing process, lending rum like ester qualities to the beer.
T: The taste is slightly bitter with lots of caramel notes. The beer is somewhat refreshing at first, but for such an expensive, rare beer, this tastes more of Yuengling lager than it does of quality Saison. I may be biased against the overwhelming Doppelbock qualities of the beer in the middle, since i don't like Doppelbocks, but I think the caramel flavors of the beer jar with the belgian floral flavors of the saison half of this strange hybrid. One good thing about the beer is that the yeast was given time to do its work. i understand that the beer was made with brown sugar, and that certainly comes across in the color and aroma, but the beer is surprisingly dry in spite of it.
M: Very bubbly - the feel is reminiscent of crisp, cider bubbles, that pop aggressively on your tongue. I almost wish that this beer had less bubbly characteristics, or bubbles that were more smooth, small, and soft, allowing the beer to melt on your mouth and compliment the beer's flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2014 01:54:48 | More by tkdchampxi
Skadi from Ölvisholt Brugghús
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