Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ölbeat 292: The Flying Dutchman Skinny Legged Sun Burned Freckle Faced White Boy White IPA

Brewery: The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewing Company
Country: Finland
Style: Wheat Ale
Abv: 5,6 %
What about the beer?
Colour is hazy yellow with a medium-sized white head. Aroma has tart lemon, yeast and mild malts. Taste starts with biting tart lemon. Bitter grapefruit with tart peel, funky yeast and some carbonation takes over. Towards the end tartness softens to sour fruit with spicy and herbal flavours. Aftertaste has sour lemon, tart citrus peel and herbal dryness.

Absolutely great wheaty India Pale Ale. Orchestra of peely citrus with spicy and yeasty rhythm. Fruits are the stars of the show, but orange peel, coriander and lemongrass give a funky edge to the brew. Keep on sailing the Sea of Excellence, Captain de Waal!


For a skinny-legged white boy with sunburns and freckles a perfect place for getting into trouble is Jamaica. If the legendary Flying Dutchman ended up docking there, its captain would without a doubt have the fate of the narrator in this song. And I would, for sure.

10cc: Dreadlock Holiday (YouTube)

From the 1978 album Bloody Tourists, the song was written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman.