Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ölbeat 078: Buxton/Lervig Trolltunga

Brewery: Buxton Brewery / Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: England (Norway)
Style: Sour Ale
Abv: 6,3 %
What about the beer?
Colour is pale hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has stingy sourness and tartness, mostly grapefruit and some lingonberry. Taste begins with extremely tart and sour lemon with gentle hoppy bitter bite. The citrus dominates firmly with tiny malty and bitter notes here and there. Near the finish acidic berries like lingonberry and cloudberry join the orchestra. Aftertaste has lemon sourness and salty dryness.

Heavy hardcore sour-tart brew. The tartness strikes aggressively to the gums, lemon sourness dominates the symphony and gooseberry shows clearly up in the final notes. Unforgettably powerful and great experience. I was taken to the edge like the name of the beer, given by a popular horizontal cliff in the mountains of Norway, promises.


Trolltunga. Edgy place, edgy beer. To get some music to match I had to visit the other side of the world. Exciting brew asks for dangerous company. Here's a funky rock song about one kind of danger:

INXS: Suicide Blonde (YouTube)

From the 1990 album X, the song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence.

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