Walk On Water - To Øl
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4.89/5 rDev +34%
Reading the other reviews below I can hardly believe we are talking about the same beer. This beer is dry as a bone, the first tastes are high-zoot dry champagne, dry cider, dry mead. No hops evident to me at all, the high alcohol sweetness that should be there is gone in one second. I served this to over 50 people tonight in a fairly sophisticated beer crowd and got opinions from about half of them. They all agreed it is an extraordinary beer, not really like anything else we have ever had.
This is a very unique beer; I hardly can call it a beer but leaning towards a Belgian Strong Ale since there are no grapes, apples or honey in this. Again, I don't really think there are any hops either, IMHO. What is it? 1 IBU? Fantastic dry finish, just wipes the palate clean, and some nice bubbly carbonation to tickle afterwards.
What an incredibly odd beer, I like it, hope you get the chance to try it.
03-31-2013 06:54:37 | More by RockAZ
4.15/5 rDev +13.7%
Bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Collaboration between To Øl and Mikkeller. Shared with my bro Sam.
Pours a cloudy golden hue with flecks of orange. Head is pretty fluffy, but relatively minor. Some speckled lace forms when the beer is swirled, as does a decent amount of carbonation. Body is indeed quite light, but it has a residual weight to it which cause the carbonation to be very languid. Overall, it looks pretty good.
Nose is pleasantly sharp with hops, and some booze, but really only a suggestion. Lots of orange peel, marmalade, a hint of tonic water and a little hay like grassiness. It's actually rather pleasant, and remarkably subdued.
Taste is also similar. Sweet marmalade character mingled with some fruity, citric hops, a little tea, some white pepper and some sweet sugar characters. There's some booze, but it's quite muted: indeed, it's more of a feeling than an actual flavour. In many other respects it seems extremely approachable and really quite easy drinking.
Feel is smooth and light, but with that tingle of booze.
Drinkability-wise this is quite extraordinary. I think it's a really nice, supple and drinkable brew. And yet it's 14% alcohol? That's insane. I could believe maybe 8%, but this is really shockingly light and refreshing for how big it is. And that's some masterful work.
02-23-2013 06:00:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.06/5 rDev +11.2%
Bottle purchased from Liquor Express in Huntsville, AL.. don't know how a 14% ABV made it into AL, but no complaints :) Poured into a Stella Artois chalice at about 40 degrees on 3/30/13.
Has a good golden color with not much of a head to it. Can see some carbonation in the glass.
I actually detected some complexity on the nose but it was kind of understated. I could detect a faint hint of booze, but definitely smelled some citrus. Oranges, lemongrass, but not "in your face" and overly bold about it. I
Taste.. first couple of pulls had a definite citrus and sugary feel to it. Lemongrass, oranges, floral notes, and a little bit of booze. For being such a high ABV, the booze taste is actually pretty minor.
Mouthfeel: I thought that it had a lighter mouthfeel especially considering everything that's going on here.
Granted a bottle of this stuff is going to set you back, but I actually think it's getting some underrated reviews here. Very drinkable but you can definitely detect some complexity.
03-31-2013 16:39:32 | More by skylander7
4/5 rDev +9.6%
10oz glass at the Underground. Good god, but I've been waiting all year for this nascent beer pub to finally, and verily release this particular offering to we plebian sorts.
This beer appears a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of loosely foamy, and actually rather creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some nice sheer painted lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.
It smells of pungent orange liqueur, pine resin, lemon floor cleanser, sweetly floral perfume, and some further independent fruity alcohol. The taste is more citrus cream doctored with vodka, grapefruit and lime rind, lemon drops, wet bready pale malt, and more earthy floral, and well perfumed hops.
The carbonation is quite light, but supportive enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and rather sugary in its smoothness, the alcohol informing here as well. It finishes on the sweet side, the fruitiness, malt, and booze all large and in charge.
A big (if not in gravity, I don't know how that works) strong ale, the perfumed essence going a long way in masking the ABV. Glad I sipped this slowly while enjoying the Monday night steak special, for once.
12-24-2013 05:27:26 | More by biboergosum
Walk On Water from To Øl
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.