To Øl

To Øl (Two Beers) is a young Danish brewery founded by Tobias Jensen and Tore Gynther in 2010 based on an earlier working relationship with Mikkeller. The beers are big and varied, with a focus on quality over quantity, and many small barrel aged variants. Definitely edgy and interesting, To Øl was rated as one of the top new breweries in the world by Ratebeer in 2013. Initial 2014 imports consisted of big darks: stouts, porters and black IPAs; with recent arrivals including a Saison and several barrel aged beers products.

Two Beers, GoliatGoliat

The Goliat is a big imperial coffee stout brewed with specialty coffee and oats. As expected there is an aroma of black coffee and dark roasted malts, but there are also sweet vanilla notes that hint at the flavors which follow up with sweet dark chocolate and espresso. Like several other big, high quality Danish stouts this one is a warm and a great after dinner sipper.

Ratebeer 100.  ABV is 10.1%. Available in 375ml bottles, case of 12.

Two Beers Bourbon Barrel, Westbier ImportsGoliat Bourbon Barrel

The even bigger boy! Based on the Goliat Imperial Coffee Stout – aged in bourbon barrels.  Aromas and flavors of cocoa, espresso, raisins, bourbon, oak, heavily roasted malts, and vanilla.

Ratebeer 98.  ABV is 10.1%. Available in 375ml bottles, case of 12.

Two Beers, By Udder MeansBy Udder Means

This beer, as the name suggests is a creamy milk stout with a lower ABV than the Goliat. With an emphasis on creamy, this beer is thick, smooth and full. With noticeable hops in both aroma and flavor it may be best described as a combination of an oatmeal stout and a rich black IPA, with a bit of coffee and dark fruit. Interesting and unique. Definitely tasty.

Ratebeer 98.  ABV is 7%. Available in 330ml bottles, case of 24.

Two Beers Muscatel Barrel, Westbier ImportsBy Udder Means Muscatel Barrel

The Muscatel barrel adds fine vinous notes to the already complex sweet/milk stout base. Still a creamy stout though, with additional hints of coffee and dark fruit.

Ratebeer 97.  ABV is 7%. Available in 375ml bottles, case of 12.

Two Beers, Black BallBlack Ball

Black Ball is an Imperial Porter with a dose of Northwest hops. Definitely pushing the limits of a porter this beer presents dark chocolate and dark fruit to the nose and carries same into the flavor with a nice balance of big dark malts and hops. It’s rich.

Ratebeer 98.  ABV is 8%. Available in 330ml bottles, case of 24.

 

Two Beers, Black Malts Body SaltsBlack Malts and Body Salts

Black Malts is To Øl’s take at a Black IPA (One of…). But like their other beers, there is a twist; specifically the infusion of coffee in addition to a healthy dose of Northwest hops. Big aromas and flavors of roasted malts, hops (grapefruit/pine), and coffee. Unique, but like the others, the common theme is big; according to Ratebeer it is the second best Black IPA in the world.

Ratebeer 100.  ABV is 9.9%. Available in 330ml bottles, case of 24.

Two Beers Black Ball Ballistics, Westbier ImportsBlack Ball Ballistics

Sherry and Cognac barrel aged version of the Black Ball Imperial Porter. Barrel effect is subtle adding a bit of sweetness, wood, and coconut to the already rich chocolate malty base.

Ratebeer 98.  ABV is 8%. Available in 375ml bottles, case of 12.

Two Beers SnowballSnowball

To Øl’s Saison.

Here’s the English translation from the To Øl guys:

“Enough with heavy dark obnoxious sweet super malty x-mas and winter beers. When you eat heavy duck with fat gravy, the last thing you want is another heavy sweet malt liquor! NO! You want something that can help you digest the dinner, ease you stomach and cleanse your throat. And that is exactly what Snowball Saison will do. It is a SUPER sparkling crisp and dry Saison that has a lactic refermentation and is dry hopped over and over to give the beer a crisp and smooth tart finish (not to mention…. there is a lot of hops of course…) Have a nice winter! Ingredients: Water, Malt, Flaked Oats, Light Candy, HOPPPPPSSSSS (Amarillo, Tettnanger, Simcoe, Hallertauer) Yeast and brettanomyces.”

OK!

Ratebeer 97.  ABV is 8%. Available in 330ml bottles, case of 24.

Two Beers SnowballSnowball Chardonnay Barrel

But of course! Add some brett, and vinous oak to the above. Great.

Ratebeer 95.  ABV is 8%. Available in 375ml bottles, case of 12.

 

 


by Bliss Drive Review