Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ölbeat 137: The Flying Dutchman Nuts Freezing Frost Biting Tongue on Frozen Pole Winter IPA

Brewery: The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewing Company
Country: Finland (brewed in Belgium)
Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 6 %
What about the beer?
Colour is cloudy copper orange with a large white head. Aroma has grapefruit, pine and a herbal scent. Taste begins with superfresh bitter grapefruit. Piny grapefruit takes over with steady malt flavour in the background. Towards the end some sweet orange and sour lemon rise to the taste. Aftertaste has grapefruit bitterness and piny dryness.

Really refreshing and citrus-dominated India Pale Ale. Fresh bitter grapefruit has the starring role, but is backed up by malts, pine and citrus. I don't taste the traditional seasonal elements here, which is a good thing in the end. However, the winter is present with biting freshness. "Splendid, sir!"


Sorry, guys. Didn't find any humorous songs about freezing nuts or getting one's tongue stuck on a pole, so I went for this serious heavy rock ballad. I got stopped by and stuck in the lyric: "My heart's an endless winter filled with rage / I'm looking forward to forgetting yesterday." Beautiful poetic description about what's a common "heart failure" with people today.

Five Finger Death Punch: Cold (YouTube)

From the 2015 album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2, the song was written by Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, Jason Hook, Jeremy Spencer and Kevin Churko.