December 12th and this is what was in my two X-mas calendars:
The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar
Beer Geek Fudgesicle by Mikkeller and Lervig - Loads of chocolate fudge in the nose with a tiny bit of roasted malt in the background. Taste is equally great flavors of chocolate fudge and a bit of butterscotch and some roasted malt. This beer is quite sweet, but still, the feeling of liquid chocolate cake with lumps of chocolate fudge is very nice. This is like a liquid dessert.
My wife's homemade X-mas calendar
Internationally Known by To Øl and Finback Brewery - Huge juicy grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is equally juicy with loads of citrus flavors from both Centennial cryo hops and from the Citra hops. Tropical fruit flavors also take a place in this super tasty hop-loaded double IPA. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and bitterness is just about right. This is yet another double IPA as I like them - not too sweet and with a fair amount of bitterness. Another killer DIPA!
Today I feel incredibly lucky once again. Both beers are amazing and boy am I lucky that have these two great X-mas calendars. Internationally Known is another super nice DIPA that just make you wanna have one more sip as quickly as possible. The juice-factor in this beer is extremely high and makes all my thoughts about overly sweet DIPAs disappear in an instant. Beer Geek Fudgesicle, on the other hand, is extremely sweet, but it fits this beer very well. The feeling of drinking liquid chocolate fudge is very evident. This is a very well made pastry stout and actually it’s not too sweet. It’s just downright tasty.
All through December, I'm opening my two X-mas beer calendars. The two calendars are The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar and my wife's homemade X-mas calendar.
See you tomorrow!