Brewery: Tempel Brygghus
Tempel Brygghus was founded in 2014 in Uppsala, with their first beers being released into Systembolaget in May 2015. Focusing originally on sour beer, production expanded to produce a wider range a few years after launch. Their labels focus on horror and metal artwork, which makes them perfect for this tasting! When I saw the artwork on this can, I just knew I had to have it. If a beer with severed heads isn’t perfect for a metal tasting, I don’t know what it! The artwork from this beer actually comes from the most recent album of the band Defleshed, who reformed recently years after disbanding. But was the beer inside the can any good? It was indeed!
This had a hazy copper to brown colour, with a thin head that faded quickly. The lighter body seemed to be right for the style, and the low to medium carbonation worked well. The aroma was pleasant, with caramel, toast and dried peel all noticed. These followed through into the taste, especially the caramel, which seemed to leap to the forefront. A light earthy bitterness slowly built in the mouth and continued to roll around the palate well after swallowing.
I enjoyed this, with both a pleasant body, aroma and taste. I think it could have been a bit smoother, as it felt slightly rough around the edges and I felt it was almost a bit too hazy. It was still very drinkable though, and the guests at the tasting enjoyed this a lot. Very nice!