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Tempest Unforgiven Ale

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Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu
Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our malt is oak smoked locally by the Teviot River smokehouse, we then infuse the finest noble hops, junipers and oak.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1633) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2016
330 ml as "Unforgiven Red Rye" bb 08 Feb 17. Shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Copper-brownish body, with a small, creamy, a bit lacing, beige head.
Aroma of smoked wood, bacon, caramel, some spices, some toast, dark fruits.
Tastes of smoke, wood, toast, caramel, black tea, some spices, some dark fruits.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with
Finishes smokey, dry, wooden, a bit roasty-bitter, toasty, with subtle sweet malts and fruits.

Very nice. Aromatic, characterful and although pretty smokey, still well balanced, with enough sweet malt body. Not sure about the category, tastes like a classic smoked beer in the Bamberg style to me. Enjoyable stuff, if you like smoke-forward beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1908) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2016
0,33l bottle at home shared with Saeglopur. BB 08.02.2017. As "Tempest Unforgiven Red Rye". brown / redish lightly hazy color, small white head. smells rather smokey, spices, bacon, light charcoal, hints of peat, nice smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of ash, some peat, earthy, some smoke, some dark fruits, light sherry, some grass towards the finish. finishes earthy & also grassy bitter with notes of charcoal, dark fruits and some smoke. very good one. very enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7220) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2016
Small beige head. Deep dark red body with barely visible floaties. Smoky dried red fruits aroma with candy notes. Bitter-sweet smoky fruity taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfee. Dryish-astringent fruity smoky aftertaste with chocolatey caramel notes. Nice, but the persistent bitter/astringent back note is disturbing. If they could mute that a bit this would get a higher score. (0.33l bottle, from some odd bins in Edinburgh. Oh, and by the way, this has NOTHING to do with sahti, or gotlandsdricka, or koduõlu.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, wood, juniper and caramel notes. Sweet flavor, with umami, that ends up more dry with some bitterness, medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. A nice Sahti. 🌟🌟🌟

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2545) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
A dark red beer, a head is small and beige. Aroma has tar liquirice and smoke, great. Taste has smoke, some tar liquirice and roastiness, balanced sweetness, some bitterness, hint of juniper. Medium bodied. Tasteful and tar liquirice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
bottle bb 8/2/17 ramato carico quasi limpida piacevoli note affumicate buona beva piuttosto morbida

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1073) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 6, 2016
Slightly hazy dark red color with tan head. Aroma is really smokey with the rauchbier type of smoked malts, savory, resembling smoked meat. Taste starts somehow astringent, smokey, then you get some spicy rye malt and finishes quite bitter and earthy. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. A very interesting style of beer. The combination of rauch-malts and spicy rye works quite well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2182) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle from Bishop’s Cave as Unforgiven Red Rye. Brownish red with a thin ring of sandalwood head around the glass. The ginny tart sweetness of juniper is overridden by intense maple smoked bacon and forest floor. Sweet-savoury taste from the smokiness with an underlying tenacious hop bitterness. Body’s surprisingly thin considering the complexity of the flavours. If this is what sahti’s all about then I’m booking the first flight to Finland.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 As Unforgiven Red Rye. Irregular, moussy, pale greyish white, lacing head over a near clear beautiful copper red coloured beer with even a ruby hue to it. Aroma of smoked herring, juniper berries and even juniper leaves, cured bacon, toast, caramel, dried shrimp, smoldering peat and even iodine, dried cranberry, red apple peel, even some faint peach, raw beetroot, hazelnut. Crisp, refreshing onset, clean fruitiness, dried red berries, red apple and faint orange, sweetish mixed with sourish, softish carbo, smoked meat flavor immediately lending umami-like flavors and lying on top of caramelly malt sweetishness with a throughly nutty bittering edge to it; finishes in some resinous spiciness (juniper berry?), even a kind of raw vegetable-like quality, retronasal smokiness and lingering caramelly maltiness, with an earthy, gently bittering hop character added. In view of the smoky character and its classification here, I guess this is intended as a ’Gotlandsdricka’, a type of ancient Swedish home brew, often a rye beer, with jupiner added and allegedly having a smoky character. Allegedly, since I have not had one so far, but it would surprise me if this one would be a truly convincing example of this all but forgotten style. Comes across more like a spiced Rauchbier if you ask me, but whatever it is, it is enjoyable enough, perhaps a bit on the thin side, but certainly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5188) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
Smokey, sweet bread, spiced, juniper berrie, earthy. Nice body, especially given the low carbonation and low abv. Well balanced spice but a good smokey aroma wins me over in the end. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)


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