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Friday, 10 March 2017

Amun by Omnipollo & The Veil


Beer Name: Amun

Brewer: Omnipollo, Stockholm, Sweden and The Veil Brewing Co., Virginia, USA

Date Sampled: 10th March 2017

ABV: 8%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

All aboard the fuss train! We're only just over two months into 2017 and already the beer market has been awash with beers surfing a wave of hype (predominantly a wave of Cloudwater but I've already given them plenty of love!).

Latest to enter my beer stash was Amun, a DIPA conceived by Omnipollo and The Veil, with this bottled version being brewed at Dugges. Naturally due to the breweries involved this beer has created a lot of excitement and the first batch had a lot of very good reviews.

So how does this release stack up?

Well it pours a lovely hazy golden yellow, although not as cloudy as some of the recent New England style DIPAs. Any initial small white head soon disappears.

The aroma is very appealing, with mango, pineapple, grapefruit and hints of fresh cut grass sweetness all present.

The taste, whilst not as overtly juicy as some of the DIPAs on the marketplace, is extremely well balanced. The fruit, especially the grapefruit, carries through from the nose with a welcome hint of pine on the finish. There's a little bitterness and but barely a trace of alcohol on the flavour. Whilst I wouldn't go as far as describing this as delicate, there is a definite softness to the beer, helped by the smooth body and lack of carbonation.

Due to the buzz around juice bomb style DIPAs it is inevitable that Amun will be compared to them. However this is a little unfair as it's a completely different beast. It doesn't produce any hint of that OJ style warmth (burn?) in the throat that runs through that style, instead it offers an experience that could almost be described as nuanced.

I know there are plenty of beer lovers out there who are starting to rail against the plethora of overly cloudy hop heavy juicy NE DIPAs; if that's you then try and grab a bottle of Amun, it might be just what you're looking for.






4 comments:

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  2. Looks like OJ but I'm glad to hear it didn't taste like it. I'm anyways looking for something away from the norm.

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  3. Sounds interesting, Im a fan of a both breweries, Ill have to keep an eye out for Amun. Cheers from the BTBT crew

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  4. Still haven't tried any of these juicy creations, I can't get away from my traditionally hoppy favorites, but you're stacking up quite a bucket list for me to try! Another great review.

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