Category Archives: To Øl

To Øl Sans Frontière White Wine Barrel Aged

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Heaven knows no frontiers, and I’ve seen heaven in your eyes”.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 20th February 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It was a hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to just the edges, while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Prunes, grape, white wine, oak, lightly tart and mildly funky.
Taste: Brett, prunes and vinous white wine with some light caramel and wood.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting to try but perhaps not quite my thing.

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To Øl Amass B&W “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 13th May 2019 (seems a bit long to me, but anyway). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown in colour with a two finger brown head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty malts, chocolate and coffee with a hint of plum and prunes.
Taste: Dark fruit sweetness like plum at the beginning, followed by lots of roasty-ness and dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Finish is definitely more bitter than sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was enjoyable, especially the bittersweet chocolatey finish.

To Øl Nelson Survin

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 9%
Style: Euro Sour Ale
Other Notes: Sour mashed Double India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Continuing the sour fling – this is our sour DIPA boasting with Nelson Sauvin hops. Crazy tropical sour notes, all in one beer. We call it Sourvin…

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 2nd June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky cloudy orange brown colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention and some lacing.
Aroma: White wine, grape, apple, lemon and orange.
Taste: Sour, tart, pineapple, apricot, white wine, grapes, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit zest and some light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation with some alcohol coming through.
Overall: This didn’t really come together for me. The sourness just felt like it was missing something and there was just a bit too much alcohol showing for the style… although granted, it is 9% ABV.

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To Øl Berry White

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: White Ale brewed with blueberries and blackberries. Brewed and bottled by To Øl at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We did our best to create a tempting, romantic white ale brewed with blackberries and blueberries. It’ll make you feel this way, like a first morning dew on a brand new day.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.98
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd February 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark reddish purple colour with a two finger pink head that had good retention and left great lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries juice. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and grape.
Taste: Lightly tart, with blackberries, blueberries, grape and lemon.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Very juicy and nice to drink. Not much of the White Ale base really seems to come through, if at all. But that doesn’t take away from it, and its refreshing, fruity character.

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To Øl Sur Simcoe

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Euro Sour Ale
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by To Øl at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Simcoe Session Pale Ale. Seducingly subtle savoury pale ale brewed for everyone with a cling for sour beers.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th February 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Sour, mango, passionfruit, white grape and grapefruit with some light funk and grass.
Taste: Sour white/green grapes with a touch of grapefruit and lemon. Reminds me of a sour version of those muscat gummy candies.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and easy to drink. I preferred this over the Sur Amarillo. I’m just a sucker for those muscat gummy candies.

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