Borg Brugghus – Fenrir 26 Sheep Shit Smoked IPA – 4 out of 7

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Slightly updated on Mar. 16 2017

First and foremost, the name negatively affects the experience, at least for me it does. The Borg Fenrir Sheep Shit Smoked IPA currently on tap at The Blind Pig in Champaign IL (9oz snifter pour for $7). The bright color, a 1 out of 7, was certainly a redeeming quality because it got the thought of shit off my mind, but the notes of peat put shit back on my mind, and although only time will tell, this could affect every peat flavored beer I have going forward, so the concerns that Borg’s marketing department most certainly has voiced, may have been ignored with devastating consequence. Smokepower smell was a solid 4 right after the pour, but quickly dissipated as I got a few sips into it (which is common in smokebeers but not a sought after quality). Smokepower taste is a bump up with a 5 of 7 smokestacks. The worst thing about this beer is that it is good. I am sorry I cannot get past the name. I cannot expect me or my organization to recommend “that sheep shit beer.”

That’s as good as the picture is going to get with the lighting in here. And speaking of, the lighting is just right in here.

Brewer Borg Brugghus
Beer Name Fenrir nr 26 Sheep Shit Smoked IPA
Brewer’s Description Fenrir is the third beer in growing wolves City. In the case of category India Pale Ale (IPA) beers having its source traced to the mid-18th century when the removal of beer between continents demanded increased durability and consequently increased amounts of alcohol and hops. Characteristics Fenris is a powerful flavor and bitterness of the way the tiny salt versus sweet grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Under unwounded taðreykt meal. The result is a howling good beer. “It is one goal of daring [TYS], then the Æsir enticed Fenris-Wolf to submit fetter on him, swallowed, then did not believe them that they would resolve it until they put him to pledge on behalf of TYS mouth of the Wolf. But when the Æsir would not solve it then he bit the hand of is now called úlfliður, and he einhendur and not called reconciliation of people. “
Food Pairings Mutton
Brewery Location Iceland
Alcohol content by volume 6%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 35
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 1
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 5
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 2
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 4

You might gotta click the translate button for these guys:

http://www.borgbrugghus.is/

And here’s a video that doesn’t provide any comfort if you’re concerned about sanitation:

 

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About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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