Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ölbeat 051: Malmgård Emmer IPA

Brewery: Malmgård
Country: Finland
Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 6,2 %
From an ancient grain to a modern Finnish brew
What about the beer?
Colour is hazy golden orange with light white crown. Aroma has sweet fruits: orange, pineapple and mango. Taste gives gentle but firm hoppy first bite, until malty citrus flavours of orange and lemon take over. Near finish the taste returns to hops ans is added grapefruit and pine. Aftertaste is hoppy bitter and piny dry.

Whether it's the Malmgård mansion's own Emmer wheat or just skillful brewing, the result is a damn fine fruity India Pale Ale. The chosen hops and malts support the smooth and delicate main taste without running it over or taking its power. The only visible danger here is that this comes a regular and turns into a "routine beer" - I'm taking that risk soon.


Music with citrus fruit domination and a firm touch of smoothly bitter hops? We'll take a mix of soul and R&B. The artist is the simplest choice but when choosing the song it gets tough. This one matches with Emmer IPA:

Terence Trent D'Arby: Wishing Well (YouTube)

From the 1987 album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, the song was written by D'Arby and Sean Oliver.

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