/ Doug's Beer Republic /
Review: Omnipollo Leon
Posted: 27 July 2015
Omnipollo is billed as a Belgian pale ale, which it
literally is because Omnipollo contracts out the brewing to
De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Leon is heavily hopped
and fermented using champagne yeast.
Avg price/liter: USD 16.73
ABV %: 6.5
Type: Pale Ale
I lived in Sweden for 18
months in the early 1990's. What I could say about
Swedish beer then was that 1) it was superexpensive 2)
it was bad. I am sure those same two points still
apply to mainstream Swedish beer today.
They don't apply to Swedish
craft brewery Omnipollo, founded in 2011 by Henok Fentie and
Karl Grandin. Like Mikkeller, Omnipollo is a gypsy
brewer. The conceive of their recipes in house and
then contract out the brewing to a brewing partner which
needn't be located anywhere close to Sweden. The beer
bottles and designs themselves look like works of art.
Omnipollo is billed as a
Belgian pale ale, which it literally is because Omnipollo
contracts out the brewing to De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium,
one of the main breweries behind many of Mikkeller's brews.
Leon is heavily hopped and fermented using champagne yeast,
a technique I saw similarly applied with
Red Rice Ale, where sake yeast was brought into the
Omnipollo Leon guarantees to
be unlike all the other pale ales you drank last week and
the week before. If that's not a good enough reason to try
it, go get drunk on rotgut in a gutter.