Brutal Brewing The Tail of a Whale 4.8%

Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Wheat Ale
Grängesberg, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
After fourteen days and fourteen nights of captivity on his own ship, our brewmaster slowly lost his sanity like a mythical whale descending in the deep. First came confusion, followed by creeping paranoia and lastly, utter madness. In his delirious state of mind he began mixing the beer styles he had sworn to uphold like commandments cut in stone.

When we finally came to his rescue it was already too late. In the fermentation tank brewed a monstrous potion, an unholy blend of wheat beer and ale.

The Tail of a Whale is brewed like a German wheat beer with over 55% wheat malt. It has a characteristically light body and fresh taste – just like a traditional wheat beer – but by fermenting with a Scottish ale yeast and dryhopping with Citra, the brew acquires a fantastic aroma and fruitiness. The combination results in a crisp malt body from the wheat beer with the fruitiness of an ale. The fresh hop aroma gives the beer a distinctive character.

Color: Summer sun yellow and opalescent.
Scent: Fresh floral hop aroma with clear tones of citrus and grapefruit.
Taste: Aromatically hoppy with a light, balansed maltiness and a relatively low and pleasant bitterness.
Malt: Wheat, Pilsner and light caramel.
Hops: Magnum and Citra.
Original gravity P: 12,0
Alcohol % by volume: 4,8
Residual sugar wt %: 3,3
Color EBC: 14
Bitterness EBU: 19

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thejackpacker (804) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2018
Bottle from Plaza Hotel, Östersund. Surprisingly decent, i like the use of wheat in it. Fresh-.

FunkyF (1468) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2018
Flaska i Ånnaboda. Disigt gul med vitt skum. Doft av citrus. Lättdrucken med lite citrus och hygglig beska.

k_gadeberg (315) - �rhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Tap @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood. Pours a bit hazy, with white top. Sweet wheat beer, with the citra hops, which make it fresh on a summer day, lots of co2

hallinghansen (3551) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle at Onkel A, Vejle. Hazy golden body with a small white head. Hops, citrus, wheat, fruity, lemonade. Lovely bitterness. And very drinkable.

TailOfALonelyMan (1) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017 does not count
All round fantastic beer. Makes going back to regular draught beer a hassle.

Holmen1 (6852) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
Fra fad på Cafe Blågårds Apotek, under konsert med BF mai-17: let uklar korngul med flot skum der varer. Blød og indsmigrende aroma og smag med lys malt, hvede, citrus, lit banan og tyggis. Dejlig drikke til den supre rockekoncerten vi overvar.

Bamsen78 (5708) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle, a Christmas gift from an ex-student - thank you, Frede! Pours murky banana straw wit airy,mquickly disappearing off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit, years and hops, with some malty notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with citric notes and malty and estery touches. Fruity and slightly herbal hints. Bitterish and estry aftertaste with mild acetic tones. Above the average, although a little watery.

MiP (16113) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle, 4.8%. Teaish hop aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Very small, probably stable white head. The flavour has a teaish hop note and a very mild hop bite. The finish has more tea and is slightly watery. OK flavourful for the ABV, though.

fonefan (53396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Brutal Brewing The Tail of a Whale ].
Hazy matt medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, wheat, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, light pine. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, fruity malt, fruity hops, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161018]

stouby (4884) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
Draught at Magazzino. Hazy pale hellow with a large white head. Aroma light malty (bread, wheat), heavy hoppy (piney, flowery). Flavor light sweet, heavy bitter, light spicy flowery. Medium body.

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