Tag Archives: Denmark

671. Amager Bryghus Black Nitro

Amager Black NitroI don’t drink a lot of European beer as I tend to drink beer from breweries I work with or ones that I want to work with and my company is not expanding to Europe any time soon. This beer from Amager is actually a collaboration with Shaun Hill and the bottle was relatively inexpensive so I decided to give it a try.

No surprise that Black Nitro pours a deep brown almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma is almost entirely the dark roasted malts but some citrus does get sneak in. Taste was good with the citrus hops to start and then those dark malts take over with some coffee/chocolate.

The black IPA, Cascadian Dark Ale or whatever you want to call is simply a style I cannot get behind. The mix of those wonderful hops with the burnt flavors of the dark roasted malts just doesn’t work for me.  
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Cons:
Alcohol Content: 7.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Amager Bryghus
Brewers Description:

559. Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale

Evil Twin Yuzu PaleGot this bottle for my birthday and it was the only “IPA” in the fridge on Saturday so I decided to open it. I put IPA in “” as this is an IPA with Brettanomyces and Yuzu fruit. Wasn’t even sure what a Yuzu fruit was so I had to look it up on Wikipedia – apparently it a citrus fruit somewhere between an orange and a grapefruit.

This beer is a very cloudy orange with a very thick white head. Aroma has lots of citrus, grapefruit with only a hint of the funk. Taste flips with more funky taste than hops but they are still there and enjoyable. An interesting beer and worth trying as long as you are not expecting a traditional IPA.

Pros: Interesting mix of hops and funk
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Evil Twin Brewing
Brewers Description: 

526. Evil Twin Justin Blåbær

Evil Twin JustinI believe this is only my second berliner weiss in 526 beers but certainly not my last I am really enjoying this style of beer. Many people will buy this beer for the label or the name, I will admit I did as my 6-year old daughter loves Justin Bieber. Once people try the beer they will quickly forget the label or the funny name and realize the beer is just plain good.

The appearance is very interesting cloudy pink color with just a skim on a white head that disappears almost immediately. Aroma is quite tart with plenty of blueberries. Taste follows with a nice sour start, some blueberry and very refreshing finish.

This beer was a complete surprise to me as I was not sure what I was buying when I picked it up at Bier Cellar but I am glad I had a chance to try it. 
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Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Evil Twin
Brewers Description: OMG! It’s JUSTIN BLABAER!!! If you have “Blabaer Fever,” then this is the only cure. We stuffed so many blueberries into this beer- it’s going to make you shout, “Oh, Baby!” This is dedicated to AVSB, A&F YFFL-EW, MW, RWM, BE, SS, RC.

342. Evil Twin Brewing Hop Flood

This is my second beer from Evil Twin Brewing in just a couple of weeks. The first was the Russian Roulette (Black IPA version) which was quite tasty. This one my brother-in-law brought over to my house and with a name like Hop Flood I was expecting a big IPA. Come to find out this is actually an Amber Ale.

Beer pours with a huge biscuity tan head that sits there for the duration of the beer. The aroma has some of the characteristics of an amber ale with some caramel malts, nuts and also a fair amount of hops. Taste is where this one fails with everything competing for your taste buds. Hops, malts, bitterness, its all there but it is competing instead of complementing.

Not terrible but not something I would buy.
Pros: 

Cons: Unbalanced
Alcohol Content: 7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Evil Twin
Brewers Description: On a beautiful summer night in July while peaceful Danes rocked at Roskilde Festival and sipped wine in their picturesque summer retreats, an apocalyptic tidal surge flooded the famous Ølbutikken in Copenhagen and drowned thousands of precious beer – Hop Flood is a bitter tribute to the heroic bottles that didn’t make it.

339. Evil Twin Brewing Russian Roulette

I got this beer as a birthday present from my Sister-in- law and her husband, I believe they purchased it at The Vault in Lewiston. This is an interesting beer and a great piece of marketing from the two brewers that collaborated on this beer. Evil Twin is a brewer based on Denmark and OMNIPOLLO  is based in Sweden. The interesting twist is there are two versions of this beer; a traditional IPA and a black IPA and you won’t know which one you have until you open the bottle. Obviously I got the black IPA.

The beer is BLACK, no hints of brown or red it is just pitch black with a very thick head. The head is not a result of a bad pour as it happened again when I finished pouring the bottle. Fortunately it dissipates quickly to about 1/4 inch leaving great lacing on the glass. Aroma is an interesting mix of hops and roasted malts. Neither overpowers the other but both are present.

Taste is very good with plenty of roasted malts coming through but also a nice bitterness from the hops. The finish is  sticky and some pine lingers until the next drink. This beer is quite complex and very drinkable. Now I am curious what the IPA tastes like.
Pros:
Complex taste
Cons:
Huge head
Alcohol Content: 7.1% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆
Brewers Website: Evil Twin
Brewers Description:Congratulations, you have just managed to get your hands on Russian Roulette – a rare kind of collaboration between Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark) and OMNIPOLLO (Sweden).
This beer would best be described as an IPA with a twist. A twist that will reveal itself first after you “bust some caps”. One thing remains sure however, if you like hops and the lush texture of a well crafted beer this will have you smiling as you face your destiny.
Good luck