Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ölbeat 194: Linden American Pale Ale

Brewery: Linden Brewery (in Finnish)
Country: Finland
Style: American Pale Ale
Abv: 4,7 % 
What about the beer?
Colour is straw yellow with a large white head. Aroma has grapefruit, orange, grass and yeast. Taste starts with spiking citrus bite. Sour-bitter lemon-grapefruit juice takes over with gentle pine and a tiny slice of sweet orange. Dry fruity and piny bitterness come out strongest near the finish. Aftertaste has piny dryness with citrus bitter side tones.

Tasty American Pale Ale. Citrus aromas and flavours come out many sided and lead the brew's way. Excellent first contact with this new brewery from Rauma.


Well, what's more American than some hard rock from the 80's? Tried to listen to some "hits" from Mötley Crüe, but no, not that side of American glam rock. Then I thought that since this was one of the first commercial brews of the brewery, there's some wild and young in the beer.

Skid Row: Youth Gone Wild (YouTube)

From the 1989 album Skid Row, the song was written by Rachel Bolan and Dave Sabo.