Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ölbeat 132: The Flying Dutchman Flower Power Hippy Dippy All Things Pretty American Amber

Brewery: The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewing Company
Country: Finland (brewed in Belgium)
Style: Amber Ale
Abv: 4,7 %
What about the beer?
Colour is fuzzy orange with a large white head. Aroma has grapefruit, bitter malts and hay. Taste starts with sharp malty and dry bitter. Unroughly bitter grapefruit, rye-bready malts and gently dry pine fill the mouth. Towards the end piny dry bitterness gets on top. Aftertaste has gently piny dryness and grapefruit bitterness.

Nice and easy-drinking Amber Ale. For a low abv beer surprisingly solid malty base is combined with grapefruit and pine. Simple and tasty, no tricks, just good taste.


Despite the name this brew rocks. Originally from the 1950's this often covered hit of the 1960's has the rock'n'roll of the brew.

The Georgia Satellites: Hippy Hippy Shake (YouTube)

Recorded in 1988 for the soundtrack of Cocktail, the song was written by Chan Romero.