Yeastus Christus – To Øl (Denmark)

Yeastus Christus (wild IPA) – To Øl (Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij), 7.4% ABV, 33 cl., (Copenhagen N, Denmark)


on the back label:

“A farmhouse IPA packed with hops and wild yeast. Fresh, funky, pale and fruity, tart and mysterious.”

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  • Style: (wild yeast, wheat, oats) IPA
  • Taste: Funk overtone creamy smooth numbing resin-pine bitter hop soft toffee barley malt lingering bitterness
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $6.60 CAD (after 10% off) – 33 cl., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yep, love them Scandanavian brews

Visual: Pours cloudy orange-brown with minimal lasting head, fine foamy 1mm layer of retention, clusters of steady active streams.

Nose: faint subtle sour funk’d barley malt (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: crisp, thick fullness, creamy

Mid-palate: sour overtones, sharp numbing resiny-pine, (lvl-5)-sweetness, soft toffee barley malt,

Finish: subtle banana wheat malt exhale, grainy barley malt, lingering metallic hopped bitterness

Summary: The combo of oats for creaminess, wheat for fruitiness, and barley as the backbone works well in this brew. This IPA is the dry, piney variety – good stuff, but I wished for more fruity citrus to round it out. Easy for 7.4%.