Mammut Pale Ale – Nanoq Beer Co. (Quqortoq, Greenland)

Mammut Pale Ale – Nanoq Beer Company (dead homepage), 7.6% ABV, 50 cl., (Quqortoq, Greenland)


on the back label in Danish:

Denne Pale Ale fra Grønland er omhyggeligt håndbrygget med det reneste grønlandske vand – og tilsat smeltet indlandsvis, samt markedets bedste kvalitetsmalt, humle og gær. Som vides er en Mammut større og stærkere end enhver anden elefant. Denne Mammut er tårnhøj og skulderbred i kvalitet, brygget med respekt for den klassiske Pale Ale tradition.

(google translation):

“This Pale Ale from Greenland is carefully hand-brewed with the cleanest Greenlandic water – and added melted inland, as well as the market’s best quality malt, hops and yeast. As is known, a mammoth is bigger and stronger than any other elephant. This Mammoth is towering and shoulder-bred in quality, brewed with respect for the classic Pale Ale tradition.


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  • Style: English Pale Ale
  • Taste: honey barley malt tangy
  • Where I got it : 16th St Liquor / W. Vancouver
  • How much: $7 CAD (after 10% off) – 50 cl., September 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 50/50

Visual: (cellared for 4.5 years). Pours opaque orange brown, a quick dissipating head, thin ringed retention.

Nose: musky-fruity, wet barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, fruity malt impression

Mid-palate: honey, caramel malt, (lvl-5-sweetness), background subdued alcohol

Finish: residual malty sweetness

Summary: Easy drinking and balanced. It has a good crisp bite and the alcohol is well hidden. Solid.