OMH - The Oliver Twist American mini festival

The Oliver Twist American mini festivalr

Oliver Twist is pub in Stockholm owned by the same people that own Akkurat, which ismentioned by the beer guru Michael Jackson as one of the hot spots in the world for beer geeks. OT had been kind enough to import a dozen or so beers from some of the more interesting US microbreweries. A common thing about nearly all the ones we tried mass the massive hoppiness, with the aromatic ultra bitter hop monster Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale as the most striking example. The groups favourite was the mighty bitter and fullbodied Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA from California.

As a counterpart we had three English cask ales which were more malty and aiming for more for a balanced beer. Most succesful was Mauldon's Squire Bitter, an unusually bitter English bitter which scored fantastically well. Two other highly interesting beers were Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer a (for me) entirely new type of wheat beer; sourish and fresh. Even more demanding is perhaps Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock a smokey bock beer from the Mecca of smokey beers in Bamberg, Bavaria.


Beers rated January 2000
17Mauldon's Squire Bitter, caskEngland4.435-55-3 Ale, British style
48Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPAUSA4.234+44+4 Ale, British style
55Nor'wester Oregon Pale AleUSA4.19 54-45.5%Ale, British style
58Stonehenge Heel Stone, caskEngland4.16 44+44.3%Ale, British style
173Three Floyds X-tra Pale AleUSA3.87 44+3 Ale, British style
179Three Floyds Alpha King Pale AleUSA3.85 452 Ale, British style
202Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleUSA3.814344 Ale, British style
254Kimberley Classic, caskEngland3.73 443 Ale, British style
261Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleUSA3.72 344 Ale, British style
394Curim Gold Celtic Wheat Beer, draughtIreland3.542+35-4 Wheat beer
667Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier UrbockGermany3.25424+26.5%Special
1206McEwan's India Pale Ale, draughtScotland2.75 32+3 Ale, British style
1743Park Slope IPAUSA2.16 22+2 Ale, British style
Rated by: Johan Zetterlund, Mattias Leidebjer, Per Samuelsson and Fredrik huldt

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Updated 2000-02-10 Per Samuelsson