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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Wheat Ale
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The year is nearly over. The nights turn longer and longer. Make sure your storage is full and packed for winter and hibernate until everything blossoms again.

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3.8
MatusBeer (668) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with stable white head off. Aroma of tropical fruits, hoppy. Taste of peach, passionfruits, hoppy finish. Medium carbonation, solid body. Long bitter aftertaste

3.2
Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2017
bottle. Cloudy golden with a tall head. Malty, lots of fruity hops that add hints of apricot and peach.

3.8
vinivini (2229) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours foggy honey yellow. Big dendse white head. Good retention. The aroma is hoppy. Peach, passion fruit, tangerine, a hint of earth. Light to medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Dry flavour. Tart fruity and earthy hops rule it. Wheat malts in the background. Light to medium bitterness. High class wheat ale.

3.9
Banzale (287) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2017
Bu en cours de zythologie . Bouteille de 33cl Verre de 15cl. Belle couleur bien dorée très pure brillance et reflet jaune. Mousse présente mais redescend rapidement. Au nez : houblon type agrumes fruit de la passion . En bouche : note intense de de fruit de la passion , agrumes intense pamplemousse et citrus. Belle amertume progressive et docile. Belle arrière et belle longueur.

3.5
Echon (535) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2017
Hazy and straw coloured. Hoppy aroma with citrus, orange and spice. Dryish and somewhat pungent taste, followed by a solid, spicy hop flavour. Finishes quite bitter. Medium body, and a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty decent wheat IPA. Not as good as Blossom, which has a better balance. This one is too dry.

3.2
BOTnakke (26) - - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle 33 cl from Brus. Pours light hazy yellow with a strong white head. Really nice aroma with coriander, citrus and plum. Rather weak and watery taste. Was hoping for a stronger taste. Medium bitterness. Notes of melon and citrus.

3.7
mzaar (3380) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2017
Burk. Dimmig ljusorange med ett vitt skum. Dofter av blomster, citrus, persika och vete. Smakinslag av apelsin, citron, persika, blomster, vete och tall. Fruktig och lätt besk avslutning.

3.4
djoeye (4605) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma; lemon candies, corianderish grapefruit, pale fresh malt notes with roasted corners Look; off white head, clear deep golden body. Taste; hops, lemon, coriander, fruity malt, sweet notes - fine balanced finish. Feel; semi dry, fresh n fruity. Overall; good brew. [33cl.btl abv6% @Agenturet Tromsø]

3.6
Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2017
To Öl’s take on the old American wheat ale style and one that apparently made it into the top-50 in its category here, physically made in Belgium; curious to see what this Danish gypsy brewery made of a very American ’craft’ style pioneered by Anchor’s Summer Wheat in 1984. Medium thick, regularly shaped, off-white, moussy head leaving behind an intricate pattern of ’paper’ lacing and in the middle, falling apart into an equally intricate ’Brugse kant’-like, flat island; lightly hazy, ’old gold’ robe with warm orangey tinge, with a ’fog’ of yeast bits everywhere, turning equally misty and deeper orange-ish with sediment. Fragrant and rather ’dank’ aroma of lime flesh, lightly toasted white bread, fresh dill, butter on the brink of turning rancid but not quite, cream cheese, ripe starfruit, lemon zest, apricot, soap, tulips, cooked pumpkin flesh, very creamy potato mash, very vague hints of banana, minerals, iron, cloves and fresh spinach leaves. Fruity onset but restrainedly so, hints of unripe peach, some raw pineapple, vague banana (but not descending into overt bubblegum effects at all) and pear, sweetish with mildly sourish surroundings, crisp carbonation but not exagerrated for this particular style and adding minerally effects, supple mouthfeel. Softly grainy middle, pale malt sweetishness ’thickened’ by a dimly sourish and subduedly soapy wheatiness which takes over in the end but in all remains clean and slender as it should be in this specific wheat beer style, increasing amount of retronasal phenols towards the end but only adding mild spiciness; aromatic hoppiness dominates the finish, very APA-like, with a clear, pleasantly drying yet gentle bitterness, while at the same time releasing quite a lot of retronasal lime juice and ’old’ grapefruit aromas. Ends notably yeasty - though not too ’starch’-like, but the wheat slickness gets the last word, adorned by an ethereal New World hop presence both in aroma and in bitterness; light but unmistakable minerals support this hop character even more (than necessary, I’d almost add). I remember more classic examples of American wheat being more ’wheaty’ and less hoppy: this is more an APA with wheat than a ’classic’ American wheat ale to me, but since it does use wheat and this component is noticeable all the way through, I guess it qualifies and meets the requirements of the style. Hoppier than I expected, but in a good way; in all, a lovely beer for sure, I could drink this all day in summer, but beers like this are doubtlessly better fresh from tap so I hope to encounter it in that condition one day.

3.6
RickFifty (1238) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 30, 2017
Cloudy golden honey color, floaters, thick tan head. Fruity nose, melon, mandarin orange, peach. Citrus taste with lemon, orange and grapefruit, spicy notes, grass, moderate bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture.


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