Yggdrasil Beer Patrol is a 6.66% India Pale Lager from Yggdrasil Brewing, based in Hiratsuka, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup, but due to Covid-19, it was also put into bottles, so it may not be on sale at the time of reading. Also, since it was created on December 8th and the death day of the late Dimebag Darrell, it also has the name “Vulgar Display Of Lager”.
Yggdrasil Beer Patrol Aroma and Taste
Where’s the beer? Well I was filming a video for the TBT series on the YouTube channel and realised that I should have taken a picture – cue a hurried picture of what was left of the beer. However, it still looked roughly the same with it’s dark golden honey colour and a firm white head on top that faded to a few bubbles around the outside. The aroma was intriguing – a mix between a citrusy lemon and grapefruit one with some hints of pilsner bite coming through too. Once Yggdrasil Beer Patrol had warmed up, some more of the lager quality came through, with a bready nose appearing.
Crossing a lager with an IPA is always a gamble – sometimes it’s too much of one, and not enough of the other. With Yggdrasil Beer Patrol, the balance was there. A full bodied lager with a citrus punch to it that blended nicely together. The citrus orange and lemon flavours cut through the bready pilsner sweetness of the malts and both worked well against each other. Yggdrasil Beer Patrol was crisp and dry and perfect for a hot day – just like the day I was drinking it on. The tropical and citrus flavours lingered in the aftertaste though the sweetness faded very quickly away.
Yggdrasil Beer Patrol The Bottom Line
Yggdrasil Beer Patrol is a nice little India Pale Lager – a good find.
Where to Buy Yggdrasil Beer Patrol
Yggdrasil Beer Patrol can be bought online at the following places: