Friday, January 6, 2017

Ölbeat 163: Ôllenaut Brikett

Brewery: Õllenaut
Country: Estonia
Style: Smoked Ale
Abv: 10 %
What about the beer?
Colour is dark mahogany brown with no visible head. Aroma has smoke, peat and smoked ham. Taste starts with intensely smoked sweet malts. Smoked Islay whisky and caramel malts take over with meaty and alcoholic flavours. Near the finish thick peat and smoke really strike through with warming alcohol. Aftertaste has smoked meat, peat and sweet malts that can be felt in the breath for long.

This works beautifully for those who love smoky Islay whiskies like the ones from Ardbeg, Bowmore or Laphroaig. And of course, I do. Peat, smoke and even some meaty flavours make this one a true beauty. Enjoy at room temperature to get the most. Which is a lot. I believe that this kind of using peated whisky malts in brewing divides the crowd roughly to lovers and haters. Glad to be on the right side.


I leave another song on the side for even more peaty and smoky brew. If this was a whisky blog, this song would already have been used by now.

Deep Purple: Smoke on the Water (YouTube)

From the album, the song was written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.