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I lately became a fan of 24. Kind of depressed that they ended it in Season 8. Hey Kiefer, if you read this: Jack come back!
While watching it I had a Hövels Original Feinherbes Rotgold. The foam is very stable where I'm not getting a deeper impression from the first smell. Ok, the malty, caramel character is very dominant, but thats it, nothing more.
The very bitter taste comes right after the nice sweatiness and it stays for long. The carbonation keeps in the background where the alcohol balances it, this makes it really easy to drink. I took some more noses full of it in order to get the other flavors. But still: there are none.
I'm in doubt of my nose now. I have expected some more flavors from a craft beer. Had a quick look at their website which states that they are a micro brewery. On the other hand wikipedia states that they belong to the Radeberger group. Kind of confused now.
The beer is definitely not from a micro brewery.
Tulapukki is Finish and means „double buck „. The label shows two bucks. “Double buck” means “Doppel bock” in Germany. Ratebeer classifies the beer as a “malt liquor” where beeradvocate states “European strong lager”. I would say it’s a Doppelbock, nothing more nothing less.
The abv is 8.5%. It took me some time to get used to it. I normally drink beers with around 4 – 5 %. Though, the alcohol is everywhere, but there’s more. Its smell is malty, caramel, floral and a perhaps a little acetaldehyde.
But, there is still more. The taste is sweet, bitter, refreshing, little mouthcoating and perhaps a little stale. But that’s probably because the beer was some weeks over its best before. Anyway,
I still think it’s a good Doppelbock. Nothing more – nothing less.
With Belgium just some minutes away and me not getting enough of its beers I the best idea is to get a Bahn Card 50% for Deutsche Bahn.
I had some Chimay in the fridge wondering about the best before date. I thought it was 14.12.2011 but it was 2014 and the other numbers where just garbage. A beer with that much shelf life, 3 years, earns much doubt from me. How did they treat the beer technically? Pasteurization, ultra / sterile filtration or heat filling are the treatments you can apply. You might also combine them.
However I’m here to describing the beer the best I can and not writing about the theoretical side of beer brewing and filling (I did that before).
The first nose full of Chimay got me much alcohol. I looked on the label which stated 8%. The first taste was sour and bitter with a good mouthfullness, very warming with a nice fruity smell (citrus). Carbonation was ok, perhaps a little less will be better. I couldn't deny the smell of the yeast and of course, of bread.
Ok, Chimay Tripel is an industry one, but it is still brewed well. Next time I’ll have a German wheat beer.
Beer enthusiasts from the Nördlinger Ries have created the receipt for this beer. According to the label they created a traditional Bavarian “Helles”. Ok, Helles it is today.
I first took some photos. It always takes some seconds to get good photos without using flashlight. I don't like reflections from the flashlight in the picture.
All glasses where dirty and ready for the dish washer, though I had to take my Erlenmeyer flask. I poured some beer into it and checked the foam settling. I sometimes even take the time it takes for the foam to settle. This one has good foam stability. Hey, I’m not Nibem (Head Retention analysis method) but it gives me some idea about proteins and the mashing procedure and the flavor matrix.
The phone rang and the foam settled without me taking the time. I had to pour in again. The second run got me a mouthful of tasty beer. It's tangy, with sweet- and bitterness and some astringency. The flavor completes with a floral, malty and caramel smell.
These beer enthusiasts should get together more often. I'd like more of this Helles Rieser Landbier from Ankerbräu.
Finland is the land of the great lakes, woods and of course, of snow. It is the land of great directors and movies. On the 4th of April, some days before Easter, a Finish movie called Iron Sky will be aired in theaters. In order to understand the story you have to drink as much beer as you can or smoke tons of pot or do both at the same time: In 1945 the Nazis discovered anti-gravity and went to the dark side of the moon. In 2018 they will come back…
But now it’s about beer. I got a Stallhagen Delikat on the table. It’s classified as a lager. From my point of view it is too dark for a lager but still within range. It starts with a sweet, bitter taste that stays for a while combined with a nice dryness at the end. There is also some metallic and astringency in its taste. If you dig a little deeper in its smell you will also find some leather and caramel.
The body is a little watery but still ok. Carbonation is done well.