Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ölbeat 233: Nokian Keisari One-Off Nunna

Brewery: Nokian Panimo (in Finnish)
Country: Finland
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Abv: 8 %
What about the beer?
Colour is thick dark brown with a small vanishing natural white head. Aroma has sweet dark berries, caramel malts, alcohol  and yeast. Taste starts with sweet bitter fruits. Caramel-chocolate malts and dark fruits take over with a bitter boozy kick. Towards the end sweet berries and caramel rise with yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste has sweet dark fruits and lasting warming alcohol.

Good Belgian Strong Ale. Shows the best sides in the start - lots of malts, fruits and a nice kick of alcohol. As bottle gets emptier, the booze kick in the face and covers other flavours. Nevertheless, nice to see Nokian Panimo brew something "not for supermarket shelves" and do well.

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


Looked for some religion-themed songs for the brew and Sunday service. What I found was: bollocks. Naming a Belgian style beer with a church or an abbey reference has to have consequences. So, after picking a masculine match for the Pope, this fits the femininity of a nun likewise. Someone might ask suspiciously what's the connection between a nun and singer Wendy James. That's a very good question.

Transvision Vamp: I Want Your Love (YouTube)

From the 1988 album Pop Art, the song was written by Nick Sayer.