Friday, February 24, 2017

Ölbeat 228: Malmgård Amarillo Tripel

Brewery: Malmgård
Country: Finland
Style: Abbey Tripel
Abv: 9 %
What about the beer?
Colour is hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma has sweet spicy malts, orange and yeast. Taste starts with yeasty fruity bitter bite. Yeasty sweet malts and bitter citrus fruits take over. Towards the end sweet spicy orange flavours get through, as the slightly piny-turned yeasty fruity bitterness stays in control. Aftertaste has yeasty sweet orange, fruity bitterness and dryish alcohol warmth.

Interesting and exciting citrus-packed Tripel. It's there and there whether the beer goes over the limit to the unorthodox or even unholy side. And since it finally does, everything's fine. "It's still a Tripel" would've been a huge disappointment. Style barriers need to be broken now and then. This one's a success.

This beer was part of Alko's Finnish microbrewery craftbeer selection in spring 2017.


One minute I thought that I would be forced to put an crappy song or its Finnish equivalent here, but I'm more than happy - and you are too - to have been saved by 2D, Murdoc & friends with this beautiful track. It was a good reminder about the virtual band's existence. It's not unprobable too see and hear Clint Eastwood here later. 

Gorillaz: Amarillo (YouTube)

From the 2010 album The Fall, the song was written by 2D (= Damon Albarn), Murdoc Niccals (= Albarn/Jamie Hewlett) and Emily Burton.