Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ölbeat 246: Maku Amorphis Lager

Brewery: Maku Brewing
Country: Finland 
Style: Premium Lager
Abv: 4,6 % 
What about the beer?
Colour is straw yellow with a small white head. Aroma has grainy malts, lemon and hay. Taste begins with malty bitter bite. Grainy malts with some citrus tartness take over. Towards the end malts get fruity sweet tones. Aftertaste has malty dryness and fruity bitterness.

Nice pale lager. Expected nothing, got some good malty and bitter taste. Goes down easy and quick. Not every brew has to be a journey to wonderland - just a little lift is sometimes great.


Since the beer was brewed as Finnish rock band Amorphis' signature brew, the artist is easy to pick. For the song I followed the path of commercial simplicity and took the title track of their newest album.

Amorphis: Under the Red Cloud (YouTube)

From the 2015 album Under the Red Cloud, the song was written by Santeri Kallio and Pekka Kainulainen.