Frostbite - To Øl
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
3.81/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2015. Purchased recently from the Brewdog online shop. Described on the label as a winter pale ale brewed with orange peel and pine needles. Most seasonal.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-amber hue with fine sediment and good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that slowly subsides to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of bright, fruity hops with hints of white grape, citrus, faint peel, mild caramel malt, earthy yeast and subtle spice. A pleasing blend.
Tastes of fruity aromatic hops and yeast, with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of white grape, citrus, faint orange peel, caramel malt, earthy yeast, a twinge of pine, stewed hops and a whisper of woody spice in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and slightly dry, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Rather astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity citrus, bitter hops, earthy yeast and harsh stewed herbs/leaves.
A nice enough brew, though the peel and pine needles aren't particularly obvious. Looks great, with an aroma and flavour of fruity citrus hops, caramel malt and very faint spiciness. Decent body. Comes across as an American pale ale with extra depth. Pretty good; worth sampling if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 00:29:55 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a thick pillowy off-white head. A solid foam blanket retains, leaving good lacing.
S: Lightly sweet grain, with a touch of both floral and citrus notes.
T: Again, lightly sweet grain, with the hops coming forward towards the finish. The hops are more on the grassy side than the bitter one, giving it a nice overall balance while staying pretty light.
M: Medium body, medium to high carbonation.
Overall, a nice and refreshing IPA; not too much alcohol, not too hoppy, but still nicely flavorful.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 03:06:22 | More by seand
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A nip in the air and a tingle on the fingers- winter is here. Its cold breath in the lungs and its yearning for something different is like the need for a drug that need to be satisfied. If it's in beer form, then perhaps To Ol can scratch that itch...
With a rusty bronze pour, the muddled copper tinge is decorated with a cast of yeasty haze to show off its non-filtered character. As a creamy off-white head builds, it shows strong retention that's fueled by Belgian-esque streams of bubbles. As the beer fades, a trail of broken blace lingers back in the beer's wake.
Spicy and hoppy aromas abound as the finer nuances of the beer are left behind. Grain caramel, notes persist while the citrus oils of fruit flesh decorate the malt with a notion of furniture polish and white pepper. Where its fruit notes are tame, its spices pull forward for an earthy white wine scent.
Its steely caramel upstart is mildly sweet to start but the beer quickly thwarts is sweetness and prefers a dry, earthy and bitter taste from middle palate onward. Citrus peels and tart berries frame the middle as straw and hay flavors follow closely. So does peppercorn, coriander and cumin for an earthy taste that's just shy of smoky.
Its superbly effortless mouthfeel shows a creamy caramel taste early but it soon shrugs all that off in order to prefer a bubbly prickle to the mouth. Dry to finish, the beer is playfully spicy, mildly warm and slimely astringent in its closure.
To Ol's Winter Pale Ale really shows its Belgian roots while borrowing citrusy American hops for an ale of added depth, complexity and drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 06:22:55 | More by BEERchitect
Frostbite from To Øl
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