Brutal Brewing Dia De Los Muertos

Formerly brewed at Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Premium Lager
Grängesberg, Sweden
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ola, Muchachos. As proof that the best things in life can even be celebrated with the afterlife, it’s time to pay tribute to a tradition first observed by the Aztec civilization centuries ago. Our latest edition to the Brutal Brewing family is a pale amber lager that honors Dia de Muertos, otherwise known as the Day of the Dead for those of us living north of Mexico way, in a unique, bottom-fermented kind of way. The exact brewing technique would take a precious week out of your life to fully observe, and it’s kind of a big secret, so you’ll just have to trust us that the extra effort we put into making Dia de los Muertos is well worth it. Or, better yet, ask for a mug and decide for yourself. With strong, clear hints of grapefruit and citrus that are the essence of American Cascade and Centennial Zither hops, Dia de los Muertos is accentuated by Magnum and German Perle hops that contribute to a markedly bitter, yet distinctively satisfying finish. And we haven’t even begun to tell you what the Pilsner, Dark Caramel, Crystal and Melanoidin malts add to the mix because, well, life’s short and this description’s already getting too long. In other words, (and an attempt to bridge cultures and transport positive vibes from the living to the dead) Dia de los Muertos is a mucho good, numero uno brew that you shouldn’t wait until it’s too late to enjoy. Alcohol: 6.0% by volume.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
[email protected] Amber colour with a mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some toasted malts as well as some caramel/toffee notes. Flavour is rather similar, ending in a quite big herbal and bitter way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2976) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Sampled at Stockholm beer and Whisky festival 2013. Small but lasting beige head. Very nice clear amber color. Caramell taste and a fresh hoppiness and a balanced bitterness. Light body and big drinkabillity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Rating day of the dead bottle at woodys in Kingston. High hoppy amber aroma and a deep golden brown appearance. Slightly syrupy and quite drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Fra cask(!) på Bishops Arms Sundsvall 30 Okt 13. Mørk gylden. Lavt skum. God karamellaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Appelsin & sitron. Blir tørr etter hvert. Bra øl. Betimelig å ha dette på kran rundt allehelgensaften. Drukket i ekstra hyggelig selskap av Maud & Yvonne som pent måtte finne seg i å bli påspandert en runde øl etterpå.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (7209) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
On tap at Loka Brunn. A bit sweet and sticky with caramel, some hops. The flavours are pulling in different directions. Feels like it could use some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Draught at SBWF 2013. Amber beer with a dcent beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, citrus, grapes, some biscuits. Malty citrus flavor, grapes, roasted notes, bready some hay. Malty finish with spicy and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
Sample from tap. Brownish amber colour with off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, grapefruit, orange and caramel. Taste is malty, fruit, grapefruit, orange, caramel, berries, toasted notesm and spice. Best one from BB yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (9024) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, pineapple, some nuts and toffee. Also some light spices. Fairly soft and easy to drink. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught at the brewpub. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and grass with notes of petroleum. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light pine. Bitter, dry malty and grapefruity. Dry, bitter and light herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

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