Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ölbeat 259: Ôllenaut Turbahunt

Brewery: Õllenaut (in Estonian)
Country: Estonia
Style: Smoked Ale
Abv: 11,2 %
What about the beer?
Colour is copper brown with no visible head. Aroma has peaty smoke, smoked meat and sweet malts. Taste starts with heavily peated bitterness. Strong peated meaty smoke with caramel malts takes over. Towards the end smoke and sweetness are accompanied by gentle fruity bitterness. Aftertaste has sweet malty smoke and bitter fruits.

Seriously and heavily peated Smoked Ale. Behind the foggy curtain there's a solid malty brew. Fruits and bitterness hop along from the last station. Superb strong-flavoured stuff from the Estonian peat hounds.


Of course, there sometimes is smoke without the fire. However, in this case we surely get both. Since the brew is kinda wild stuff, I had to look for an artist with the same kind of quality. The search didn't last long - the only reasonable "opponent" was Thin Lizzy. Philo and the gang will get their sound heard later, for sure.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Fire (Vimeo, Live)

From the 1967 album Are You Experienced, the song was written by Jimi Hendrix.