December 7th and this is what was in my two X-mas calendars:
The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar
Trippelbock Frederiksdal Cherries by Mikkeller - The deep red, almost purple color of this beer is amazing. Cherry aroma is fruity and sweet with an almond-like note. Taste is a bit acidic like a wine, but with a little of that trippelbock sweetness to back it up. The acidity makes this beer quite drinkable being a trippelbock and the 12.9% ABV considered. This is one of the tastiest trippelbocks I have ever had!
My wife's homemade X-mas calendar
Tizzle Tazzle By Duckpond Brewing - Huge blackcurrant and raspberry aroma with a slight yogurt note. Loads of raspberries, blueberries and blackcurrants and pronounced acidity. This is a very nice fruited Berliner Weisse with next to no bready wheat flavor. This is nordic summer in a glass. Pro-tip for this beer: Let the beer warm a bit to have the full taste-experience and a fuller mouthfeel.
It’s a bit crazy how the two calendars can keep giving me beers that are so close to each other flavor-wise. Today’s beers are no exception since they are both fruited beers with some kind of red berries. Tizzle Tazzle is a super tasty beer with amazing fruit flavors and really one that I would like to try on a hot summer day. Trippelbock Frederiksdal Cherries is loaded like crazy with the super tasty cherries from Frederiksdal. and is fruity like few. Bock and trippelbock in particularly is normally not something that I like very much, but this cherry-loaded one is a very tasty beer. Forced to choose one of the two I think I’ll have to choose Tizzle Tazzle since I find it more balanced and with a super tasty berry-flavor.
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!