Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ölbeat 074: Malmgård Belge

Brewery: Malmgård
Country: Finland
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Abv: 8,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is dark copper orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma has sour, yeasty, spicy and sugary elements. Taste begins sour, sweet and hoppy. Spicy sour banana and funky yeast flavours dominate firmly after the start. Towards the end sweet bitterness, dry citrus flavours and a bite of alcohol get through. Aftertaste is dry with a bittersweet twist.

Delicious and versatile experience. Multiflavoured and complex beer: every sip seems to bring a new level or an another layer to the taste. There's sweet, sour, fruit, bitter and dry separately and mixed in different ways. Lovely Belgian-aleish piece of Finnish brewing skill.


Finnish breweries making anything else than sahti or tasteless lager can be out of their traditional territory, but anyone not Belgian brewing this kind of beer is surely out of his comfort zone. Like Wild Cherry was when recording this song and like the white boy in the song is. Result can still be excellent:

Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music (YouTube)

From the 1976 album Wild Cherry, the song was written by Rob Parissi.

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