If Santa is doing his job properly, the reindeers will always fly under the radar. We imagine that getting Rudolph Under the Radar might be the trickiest bit, owing to his shiny nose! Enter To Øl, getting into the spirit of things they must have found brewing this beer, an exceptionally flavourful and fruity witbeer, to 2.4% to be quite tricky as well. It’s an education in how to make micro beers into huge flavour monsters. It pours clear and straw gold with a beautiful effervescent head. The aroma greets you with coriander, citrus, straw and a whispering wheatiness. To taste, it’s fruity, wheaty and hoppy, with grapefruit running rampant and pine needles and coriander skipping quietly across the palate in the background. We wouldn’t expect any less of To Øland, as ever, they deliver emphatically. A beer to ease you through Christmas Day, big flavours without the accompanying booze factor.
After several years of brewing beer in their kitchen and selling it to their friends, Tore Gynther and Tobias Emil Jensen founded To Øl in 2010. Their first beer was a collaboration with Mikkeller and, with such an auspicious start, they were always going to do well.
Coupled with their relentless pursuit of big flavours and perfectly balanced beers, they have garnered a well-deserved reputation for innovation and technical skill. Using ingredients not always associated with beer and, with a particular penchant for using fruit wherever they can, you’re always guaranteed a unique, flavourful and boundary-pushing drinking experience.