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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen N, Denmark

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
a 6% Pale Ale brewed with Green Pine Needles and fruity Orange Peel to make the dark X-mas/Winter days just a bit brighter.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Hoppy aroma of fruit; mandarin, peach and pine neddles with grassy notes. The flavour starts sweet but bitter with a long duration. The body is medium and the texture is juicy. Average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2422) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Flaska @ Majas vid Havet. Oklar orange med ett stort gulvitt skum. Fina dofter av persika, apelsin, grapefrukt och lätt av tall. Detsamma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med en försiktig karamell. Oljig munkänsla, medelstor kropp.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (570) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from Craftissimo at home on cold Sunday afternoon. Orange amber pour with creamy dense slightly tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, resin hops, nice and appealing. Taste is surprisingly rich and full flavored for a pale ale, lots of pine and some fruit hops. Quite malty. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (502) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2015
Drank with Matt after lunch with Ming-mei, Tiff, and ICS friends. From Craftissimo. Bright hazy orange-tan. Medium off-white creamy fluffy head. Good lacing. Smells of orange, orange peel, hop, faint cinnamon. Taste is dry resin bitterness, faint spice, very hoppy for a pale ale but not much else going on. Body is gently fizzy, slick, medium, resin finish. Taste is somewhat thin but otherwise a fruity resinous pale ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (3279) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Keg @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy orangey amber, good off-white head. Aroma is orange, spice. Taste is orange, very light pine, malt, spice sweetness. Moderately fruity, a little blurred, but pleasant enough.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (4677) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 14, 2015
bottle at home from alesela
quite heavy with fruity ale yeast esters, low bitterness...no obvious sign of the additions...wasn’t aware they had been added and nothing shone on tasting. a rare miss from To Ol

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7293) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. It pours mostly clear deep golden with a quite big off white head. In the nose I catch pine and hoppy fruity notes. Good malty backbone. Citrusy and piney flavor. Grassy and fruity. Caramel malty notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CObiased (188) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle - pours a mostly clear amber/orange with a thick fluffy off white head that slowly fades. Nice light aroma with notes of biscuit, citrus zest and mild nuttiness. A mouthful reveals favors of toasted wheat, pine resin, citrus, poppyseed and lemongrass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (474) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a mostly lasting foamy off white head. Aroma of pine, grassy, oranges, citrus, caramel. Taste is of citrus, oranges, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mambossa (221) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
To snifter; ruby-red/amber gold pour with explosive head. Nose of sweet malt and earth, faint hoppy pine and zest, flowery and rindy, gently tropical. Inoffensive, mild. Flavor is clean, malty sweet, little bit of citrus zesty kick, tropical hoppiness very faint after a couple swishes. It’s decent, it’s not the best To Øl has made, certainly not the most potent or hoppy. Seems like it’s hard for all these brewers to really get the full effect of brewing with pine needles. The essence is there, but the fermentation/boiling seems to achieve a much different flavor profile than fresh spruce. Better off with the classic piney hops than actual needles. Still good, just very mild. Real cool label though!!!


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