To Øl By Udder Means

Last night’s beer was this offering from a gypsy brewer in Denmark. Let’s see how it went.

to ol

ABV: 7%

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We bring you a black, thick, milk stout called By Udder Means. We wanted to do a stout that had a thick mouth feel and still a low alcohol percentage. We obtained this by adding a solid amount of lactose in the beer. The yeast strain we used is not capable of fermenting lactose, so when the beer stops fermenting all lactose still remains in the beer. At the same time, lactose doesn’t leave this sweet touch to the beer, so you can obtain a thick mouth feel without having an overly sweet or overly strong stout. We hope you enjoy.”

Random: This was brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

This beer poured with a three finger, light brown head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of spider web lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation. The nose had roasted malts and lactose. After a few sniffs, I picked up smoke. The taste wasn’t like the typical milk stout. It had a lot of smoke, dark chocolate bitterness and burnt coffee beans. There was a touch of lactose present as well. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had a long finish with smoke. This was an expensive beer at $7.29 for the bottle ($.61 per ounce). Despite the price, this beer was really flavorful and a unique take on a milk stout. I would have this again, if not for the price.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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