Polaris Julebryg – Nanoq Beer Co. (Quqortoq, Greenland)

Polaris Julebryg – Nanoq Beer Company (dead homepage), 6.0% ABV, 50 cl., (Quqortoq, Greenland)


on the back label in Danish:

“Denne julebryg fra Grønland er opnævnt efter Polaris, Nordstjernen. Polaris har altid været vores og julemandens ledestjerne. Denne julebryg dufter og smager af julens sødme og er sammensat af de bedste råvarer, det reneste grønlandske vand – og tilsat indlandsis samt krydderier, som sammen vækker den rigtige julestemning i os alle. ”

(google translation):

This Christmas break from Greenland is established after Polaris, Nordstjernen. Polaris has always been our leader and Santa’s leader. This Christmas wreath smells and tastes of Christmas sweetness and is made up of the finest raw materials, the cleanest Greenlandic water – and added icecream and spices that together bring the true Christmas atmosphere together.


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  • Style: English Strong Ale
  • Taste:
  • 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: no

Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours clear copper brown with no real head, a thin haze on top, not much activity.

Nose: sweet toffee barley malt (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, sweet malt impression

Mid-palate: (lvl-4-sweetness), toffee barley malt, mild metallic tang

Finish: barley malt exhale

Summary: An easy drinking, no frills beer. Not terribly exciting, but no major flaws either, except for the dull appearance.

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.