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.

Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #18 – Blue Buck (skipped)

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #18

Blue Buck (English Pale Ale) – Phillips Brewing, 5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

-Had this back in February of 2015, didn’t much care for it – thought it was plain and boring.Wrote it up here.

 

Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #7 – Blue Buck (English Pale Ale)

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Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #7

Blue Buck (English Pale Ale) – Phillips Brewing, 5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

more info about this beer can be found on their Snowcase website:

on the front-right label:

“It’s always open season to bag a few of these session ales. Bronze in colour, this medium bodied beer is characterized by distinct north-west hops & complemented by a robust malt flavour. The result, a well balanced and highly drinkable ale with a  crisp finish.”

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  • Style: English Pale Ale
  • Taste:
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours clear light brown with a small dissipating head, a nice clean thin layer of retention, lots of varied speed/size activity.

Nose: sweet barley malt, some bread. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: airy-yeasty

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malt, mild citrus

Finish: grainy-bread, semi-sweet malt finish.

Summary: Pretty boring, just sweet barley malt, not much hop profile or anything else.