Friday, November 25, 2016

Ölbeat 141: Tanker/Van Moll Animal Instinct

Brewery: Tanker (Van Moll)
Country: Estonia (Netherlands) 
Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 6,2 %
What about the beer?
Colour is fuzzy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma has grapefruit, lemon and yeasty funk. Taste starts with yeasty fruity bitter sourness. Fresh softly sour lemon takes over with a funky hayish countryside flavour. Towards the end citrus turns to gently bitter and tart grapefruit with some pine. Aftertaste has bitter-sour grapefruit with dry pine.

Bruxellensis Truis clearly brings the sour-tartness here. It cuts the bitter edge smoothly, enhances the citrus flavours and adds some funky yeast to the picture. Wild and tasty.


This one offered a bunch of options from Maroon 5 through Def Leppard and KISS to Blackie Lawless fucking like a beast. Boring. Wanted something actually untamed and aggressive. Well, we're close with this.

Disturbed: The Animal (YouTube)

From the 2010 album Asylum, the song was written by Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren and David Draiman.