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Holy Grale öllista för Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival

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Vi ses väl i Malmö? Massor med nya spännande öl från Belgien och England fins hos Holy Grale, monter B20.

BELGIEN
Bush Prestige* Ett årgångsöl som lagrats på ekfat i 6 månader (syrad) 13% 100/100 – Ratebeer
Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru* En smakrik, komplex ale. “Ren njutning” SvD 9% 100/100 – Ratebeer5/5 – DN & Expressen
Abbaye des Rocs Blanche Ljus ale gjord på korn, vete och havre 6% 92/100 – Ratebeer
Abbaye des Rocs Brune En mörk belgisk brun, knäck, kryddor och frukt 10% 99/100 – Ratebeer
Abbaye Des RocsMontagnarde En amber ale med frukt och kryddig aromer 9% 95/100 – Ratebeer
Lupulus Triple* En ofiltrerad ljus öl med viss beska 8,5% 92/100 – RatebeerEn “utsökt belgare” SvD
Val Dieu Grand Cru* Mörkbrun ale, komplex och fyllig med en lång eftersmak 10,5% 98/100 – Ratebeer.“Mycket elegant” SvD
Kasteel Cuvée du Chateau En Grand Cru i quadrupel stil, mörk med maltiga toner 11% 95/100 – Ratebeer
Kasteel Tripel Blonde En stark trippel, med kryddighet och lite citrus 11% 82/100 – Ratebeer
Bacchus kriek Uppfriskande kriek, syrad med doft/smak av körsbär 5,5% 57/100 – Ratebeer
Kasteel Rouge En söt belgisk fruktöl (Rouge). 8% 91/100 – Ratebeer
Fond Tradition En Lambic öl (spontanjäst, syrad) torr m. körsbärssmak 6,5% 93/100 – Ratebeer
ENGLAND 
The Leveller* En mörk ale, arom av knäck. ”Klart njutbar” Expressen 4,8% Brons, Stockholm Beer Festival 2014 – Special Ale i brittisk stil
Manor Ale* En fräsch uppfriskande, bärnstensfärgad bitter ale 5,5% Guld Stockholm Beer Festival 2014, Bästa Vardagsale i brittisk stil
Mad Goose En frisk engelsk bitter med humlekaraktär, citrus & gräs 4,2% Brons, Great British Beer Festival 2014
Saddle Black* En svart IPA, choklad rostade toner, balanserad beska 7% Ratebeer – 85/100
Sunlander ”Golden ale”, doft av gräs och lite citrus, tydlig beska 3,7% SIBA regional brons 2012 och silver 2013
Abdominal Stoneman En fräsch engelsk IPA, med tydlig beska 7% En favorit på Stockholm Beer festival, 2014
Cheltenham Black* En stout med doft av rostade kaffebönor & lite kola 7,2% 2014 Great Taste Gold Star Award, Guild of Fine Foods

Brittiska öl på Bishops Arms Östersund

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Självklart kommer Holy Grale vara hos the Bishops Arms Östersund under “Taste of UK” veckan. Kom och smaka på bl.a våra medaljvinnande engelska öl från Stockholm Beer och Whiskey 2014 MANOR ALE & THE LEVELLER. Fre 21 och lör 22, kl 18 – 21 står vi där och berätta mer.

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What happened at the Bruges Beer Festival?

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The UNESCO listed city of Bruges is unbeatable for beer lovers. Just its name in Swedish “Brugge” sounds like the Swedish word “brygga” to brew. Holy Grale was there for the 8th annual beer festival, organised by the Bruges Autonomous Beer Tasters. Here’s what we found, first the beers, then the festival:

  1. Lots of new brewers. Even this land of beer seems to be following the microbrewery trend. Many of those we spoke to were recently started breweries, with small brew capacities.
  2. Small is beautiful. A lot of brewers want to remain micro-sized and continue to brew small batches of speciality beers for speciality beer lovers.
  3. Traditional with a twist. There’s a lot of brewing traditional beers that then have an untraditional finish. And right now, just like in the US, UK and Sweden, ageing beers in whiskey/ bourbon/ cognac etc barrels is hot in Belgium.
  4. Sour power. We are still hearing the story that sour beer is the next IPA in terms of mega-trend. And there were plenty of innovative sours around.
  5. Hops in. Nonetheless, plenty of brewers have added at least one hoppy beer to their range, to be part of the IPA wave.
  6. Export is important. Despite its beer tradition, the Belgian market today is predominantly a lager-drinking public. Which is why export is interesting for the traditional brewers making top fermented ales.
  7. It’s about the beer. At the Bruges beer festival, there’s no fancy lighting, no mega-construction showy stands, no pretention. It’s just about the beer! A table with some bottles and a cooler was enough for many – and the beer tasted just as good.
  8. Bring your own food. In line with the overall informality of the event, many visitors brought their own food with which to taste the beer. Large areas of the hall were like indoor picnic spaces.
  9. Jovial, not raucous. Even though it got real busy, we saw no pushing and shoving, no aggression. When glasses were dropped, everybody cheered with whoever was standing next to them.
  10. Watch this space… What will our Swedish beer panel think of the new beers we discovered? We look forward to bringing the best ones to you.

Bush Prestige 2014 lanseras

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Bush Prestige 2014 lanseras idag 5 februari 2015 (BS 88243). Ett exklusivt årgångsöl, lagrad på ekfat i sex månader. Perfekt till Alla hjärtans dag som ett alternativt till champagne.

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Festivals you’ll find Holy Grale at in the next two months

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En bra summering av vårens många ölfestivaler från bloggaren Portersteken:

http://www.portersteken.se/2015/01/festivalvaren-ar-pa-vag.html

Holy Grale kommer att finnas med på MOW – Malmö Öl och Whisky den 13 & 14 mars, samt på vår egen Östersunds Malt Festival 28 februari. Hoppas vi ses där. Men först, en resa till Bruges Beer Festival i Belgien.

 

Ölsvammel om Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru

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Stefan säger: “Den stora flaskan gav en lyxig känsla och innehållet lyckas leverera vad flaskan lovar. Smaken är riktigt härlig med mycket torkad frukt och en djup söt maltig smak. Den är fint avrundad och inte alls spretig eller spretig.”

http://www.beerdrivel.se/?p=8062

Dagens Nyheter tipsar om Best of Midlands Winter Edition

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Best of Midlands tipsades av Alf Tumble på Dagens Nyheter i lördags bilaga: 13/12/14. Vad säger han? ”Spännande ölpaket med sex olika brittiska brygder från lika många producenter. Allt från den pigga Hobson Hoppy Amber Ale till den komplexa Cheltenham Black Russian Imperial Stout.”

Expressen & Mitt Kök ger Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru 5/5

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“Sensationell munkänsla – så mjuk och fin. En riktig toppöl” säger Joel Linderoth. http://mittkok.expressen.se/finol-i-lyxforpackning/

Dagens Nyheter ger Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru 5/5

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“En given klapp till ölnörden och håller i minst åtta år på rygg” – så säger Alf Tumble på Dagens Nyheter.

Klicka här för en PDF av artikeln i Dagens Nyheter: Abbayes des Rocs Grand Cru

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Just when you thought Christmas was over

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What makes a good Christmas beer (julöl)? That was the topic of discussion recently when we asked our Swedish panel to help taste and rate a selection potential Christmas beers for 2015.

Think about it… What does the beer need to be good for at Christmas? Should it match, yet not compete with the food? Should it stand alone as a discussion beer for sipping by the fireside? Should it evoke all the aromas we associate with Christmas – cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, raisins? Which ones hold their own against fatty foods? And what about the requirements that Systembolaget places on how the bottle label should look, and that the name should clearly link to Christmas?

In round one we tested six lighter (in colour) Belgian beers – triples, blonds and an amber. Round two was also Belgian, but significantly darker, maltier, what we normally associate with Christmas beers.

After the blind tasting, we served pickled herring, hard bread, paté, meatballs, ribs and brown beans – some of the typical foods served in the Swedish Christmas dinner to see what difference the food makes.

Our conclusion? No beer can perfectly match all the different tastes of the Swedish Christmas table, but these were good combinations: Bush Noel with senap sill (pickled herring in mustard) or with pepparkakor (ginger biscuits), La Trouffette Rousse with ribs (revbensspjäll) and with meat balls (köttbollar), darker, sweeter beers with creamy dishes, Abbaye Des Rocs Speciale Noel with all sorts.