FLIP FLOPPED WHITE SOCKED STRONG HOPPED WHITE IPA
White IPA Vantaa, Finland The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewing Company Brewed at Brouwerij Anders ABV 5.5%, 330ml (Bottle) 2.75€ @ Albert Heijn, Netherlands Centenial, Citra, Cascade and Equinox Hop Orange Peel, Coriander and Juniper Berries 네덜란드, 알버트하인에서 구입한, 더치 맥주인줄 알았으나 핀란드 맥주인 녀석이네요. 어후... 이름이 무진장 깁니다...;; 역대 마셔본 맥주 중에서 가장~ 긴 이름을 가지고 있는 녀석이네요...;; 핀란드 맥주이지만 벨기에의 양조장에서 생산된 녀석입니다. 노매드라는 이름답게, 핀란드, 네덜란드, 벨기에를 오가며 제품을 내놓고 있는 모양입니다. 브루어리명이 '더 플라잉 더치맨 노마드 브루잉 컴퍼니'입니다. 플라잉더치맨 하니... 2가지가 떠오릅니다. 하나는 옛날 입식타격 K1의 유명 선수, 레미 본야스키. 또 하나는 유령선, 플라잉더치맨 호입니다. 아마도 후자의 의미로 이름을 지은 것이겠지요. 아직도 이곳저곳을 표류하고 다닌다는 전설의 플라잉더치맨 호. 유명 영화 시리즈 '캐리비언의 해적'에서 '망자의 함'편에 등장하지요. 라벨이 아주아주 촌스럽습니다. 플라잉더치맨호 같은 멋드러진 그림도 하나 없이, 흰 라벨에 딱 주황색 글씨만 가득... 뭔가 오렌지 같은 새콤한 맛이 나는 것을까 하는 생각은 듭니다만, 흠...;; 암만봐도 성의없는 라벨같습니다. 사실 이녀석만 딱~! 있었으면 구입을 안했을 수도 있을텐데.... 다른 제품도 함께 있어서, 뭔가 있겠다 싶어 업어온 것이지요. 잔에 따라보니 벨지언 위트비어 같은 색상이네요. 실제 원료도 위트비어와 같이 오렌지 껍데기, 고수가 사용되었습니다. 아주 연하면서 탁한 노란색 바디에 수북~히 쌓이는 헤드입니다. 새콤한 듯한 향이 올라옵니다. 레몬과 같은 느낌이네요. 단맛이 날것 같지않은 그런 새콤한 향기 입니다. 한모금을 마셔보니... 상큼, 시큼한 레몬과 같은 느낌이 훅 밀려듭니다. 그러면서 이게 왜 IPA인지 보여주는 듯한 뒤끝의 쓴맛 작렬... 그러나 생각보다 강한 쌉쌀함은 아닙니다. 유자차, 레몬차 같은데 설탕이 전혀 들어가지않은 느낌입니다. 뭔가 애매~한 듯한 느낌도 드네요. 된장찌개라고 얘기 안하면 맛있게 먹을 수 있는 찌개가, 된장찌개라고 말하고 나면 왠지 이상하게 느껴지는... 훗훗...
FLIP FLOPPED WHITE SOCKED STRONG HOPPED WHITE IPA
When you marry a Belgium Wit with an IPA, the love child tends to be a skinny legged, sun burned freckle faced beer pale as Johnny Winter but smooth as Barry White. Flipped Flopped White Socked is brewed with pilsner malt and wheat malt and strongly Hopped with Centennial, Cascade, Citra and Equinox hops. To make things more interesting we throw in Orange peel, Coriander and Juniper berries, which give a nice fruity and spicy touch. The result of all this madness is a refreshing wheat beer packed with citrus and fruity flavours and balanced with a nice hoppy bite. To be enjoyed in the company of blonds in white weddings. Alcohol by vol. 5,5 % Bitterness: 55 IBU Color: Golden kCal. per serving: 48 Available in: 0,33 L bottle & 30 L keg
Ronald de Waal aka the Flying Dutchman is a true NoMad brewer. With more than 20 years of brewing experience under his belt Ronald is one of the torchbearers of the craft beer movement. He has brewed beers in Finland, Holland and Belgium, partnering always with the best craft breweries. He loves to roam the road from one brewery to another and dream exciting new beer recipes. He loves the freedom of the road and freedom of choice. Cheers for that!
HE WAS A MERMAID. NOW HE IS THE FLYING DUTCHMAN.
If there ever was a man fit to be a nomad brewer that is Ronald de Waal. He is a soul searcher, traveller of the earth, constantly moving, exploring and observing. Ronald is a true nomad brewer. Or to be more precise, a NoMad brewer. First time you meet Ronald you are struck with a zen-like aura. He smiles, looks you in the eye and you instantly feel at ease. He is content, happy man doing what he loves the best: great beers with great freedom.
IT TAKES A LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO BECOME A NOMAD BREWER
Back in the late 80’s Ronald studies food technology in Holland and gets a training gig at craft brewery called De Raaf. He is then asked to join the company as a brewer and spends fruitful year and a half with them. Then a pretty blonde appears. Ronald throws everything away and moves to Finland. Alas, it’s early nineties and nobody has heard of the craft beer boom. There are no jobs for a Dutch brewer. Fortunately Ronald is a handsome fellow with pretty long hair so he lands a job as a mermaid in amusement park. Not a wet dream for a brewer but pays the bills. The market lacks interesting beers so Ronald decides to create one. It’s 1994 and the beer, which is still fondly remembered by aficionados is called Bergzigt. It’s stronger than hoppier than anything in the market. Finns are amazed, can beer taste like this? Bergzigt is brewed at De Raaf and De Hemel breweries in Holland giving Ronald first taste of nomad brewing. 1997 Ronald works for a small craft brewer in Espoo, Finland developing new recipes. He feels he is ready for the big league and founds Diamond Beer Brewing Company. The nomad brewing continues, this time in Belgium. Ronald becomes trendsetter developing and introducing new beer styles to Finns. He is even officially awarded for his work and influence for Finnish beer culture. Besides creating own products Diamond Beer becomes the leading importer of specialty beers introducing over 1000 new beers from all over the world to Finns thirsty for new experiences. Diamond Beer becomes successful and is sold 2008. Ronald spends the next two years as a business developer.
ADIOS TO THE CORPORATE WORLD
Life is getting too corporate and the call of the road stronger and stronger. Ronald jumps into his camper van and follows his heart across the Europe and North Africa. It’s time to watch the stars and enjoy life. Few years pass and a plan starts to evolve. Ronald decides to do what he loves best, brew great beers with great freedom. He becomes a true nomad brewer.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN RISES AGAIN
The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. Ronald de Waal is a nomad brewer that can never make boring beer and is doomed roam the breweries forever. First beers from The Flying Dutchman NoMad Brewing are here for you to enjoy. Plenty more will come. They are all crafted with love. Cheers!