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Category: Common

Nymphenburg Palace Park in Fall

A friend’s beautiful walk through the historic “Nymphenburg Palace Park” in Munich on one of the last warm and sunny days this fall.


I’m sleepy…

I wanna cuddle.


Another Way to Explain Electricity…


Street and Front Yard in the Northern Germany Refuge

Just an evening dusk view of mine and my neighbours driveway with our two newly installed vis-a-vis pillar lights. I like the quiet and homely evening atmosphere.


Amazing Flammkuchen

I had a phenomenal “Flammkuchen” for dinner yesterday in a nice and cozy little restaurant here in the area. (Flammkuchen is a kind of french pizza, with a very thin bottom topped with sour cream, onions and bacon). A flaky, crispy bottom with very delicious topping, all hot and fresh from the oven! Visit Cafe Waldhuuske if you’re in the area, they’re very nice people and they make great food!


Workshop Beer Taste Test Part 4 (Finale) – “Yggdrasil”

So now for last candidate in the taste test series. The famous

Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is center to the cosmos and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things […] The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil […]

(Wikipedia de|en)

“Yggdrasil” is a red ale type of beer, unfortunately – for my taste – an all too red red ale… It is very fruity, even “juicy” if you want to put it like that, and for my feel overly sour. Definitely an unusual drink that you have to get acquainted to. People might like it but it surely is not an everyday casual drink.

Skål!

If you like, see part 1 “Sleipnir“, part 2 “Baldur” and part 3 “Mjölnir


Workshop Beer Taste Test Part 3 – “Mjölnir”

The next beer’s name is known to everybody from the Marvel movie “Thor” (though its story heavily messed up in that film):

Mjölnir

Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains […] In the Old Norse texts, Mjölnir is identified as hamarr “a hammer” […]

(Wikipedia de|en)

They wanted to make Mjölnir very traditional, hence it is unfiltered and you can taste that. It’s a Lager and for that, it is surprisingly strong with 5.3% vol. It’s fruity and just a little acidic, easy to have one or several of it. It’s a pleasant beer – a very dangerous drink on hot days 🙂

Skål!

If you like, see part 1 “Sleipnir“, part 2 “Baldur” and part 4 “Yggdrasil


Workshop Beer Taste Test Part 2 – “Baldur”

The second part of the Wacken Brewery workshop beer taste test series. Today‘s special guest:

Baldur

“Baldr (also Balder, Baldur) is a god in Norse mythology and a son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigg. He has numerous brothers, such as Thor and Váli […] Baldr had the greatest ship ever built, Hringhorni, and there is no place more beautiful than his hall, Breidablik […]”

(Wikipedia de|en)

„Baldur“ is a german beer specialty called „Märzen“ (I couldn‘t find a suitable English translation). A beer traditionally brewed in spring and, in order to prevent any possible beer shortages and to make it more long-life, it was brewed with more wort and thus a higher alcohol content. People liked it for some reason… Being that, it is rather heavy (5.5% vol.), very malty and with a noticeable bitterness. Nothing to binge upon but rather to deliberately pour and drink purposefully. Very good.

Skål!

If you like, see part 1 “Sleipnir“, part 3 “Mjölnir” and part 4 “Yggdrasil


Workshop Beer Taste Test Part 1 – “Sleipnir”

I got 4 different sorts of craft beer as a gift for my birthday this year, all made by Wacken Brewery (yes, correct, that “Wacken” the well-known northern german heavy metal festival). They make several types of beer, all named after nordic deities with their names explained and elaborately designed bottles.

I want to try them one each day and leave my opinion. So yesterday’s number one was:

Sleipnir

“In Norse mythology, Sleipnir (old Norse “slippy” or “the slipper”) is an eight-legged horse ridden by Odin […] it is the child of Loki and Svaðilfari, is described as the best of all horses, and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel […]”

(Wikipedia de|en)

“Sleipnir” is a pale ale (german: “Helles”). Thus, it’s an easy, casual and refreshing drink and not too heavy – it’s a good thirst quencher with a slightly dry hint. For my tastebuds, it is almost a little bit too fruity, but nonetheless delicious and a nice cold treat.

Skål!

If you like, see part 2 “Baldur“, part 3 “Mjölnir” and part 4 “Yggdrasil


Gattinas Summer Journey

So the Lady of the House, too, took the looong journey to northern germany (sleeping and, well, snoring most of the time) and now she is so content and happy with the weather, her big garden and all the interesting things to explore there.


 

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