Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29th, 2015 - Deth American Red Ale Sabaoth

Good evening rockers, rollers, and craft beer lovers!!  The Meista here tonight pairing an American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales and "Deth Red Sabaoth" from Danzig! 

Album Info:
  • Artist: Danzig
  • Title: "Deth Red Sabaoth
  • Recorded: Between 2008 and 2010
  • Release date: June 22nd, 2010 (9th studio album from Danzig)
  • Record company: Evilive/The End Records
  • Production: Glenn Danzig
  • Album cover art: Joe Chiodo
  • Personnel: Glenn Danzig (vocals, bass, guitar, piano, and drums on "Black Candy"), Johnny Kelly (drums), and Tommy Victor (bass and guitar)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, gothic metal, and doom metal with elements of hard rock and blues rock
  • Sound: Big, meaty, slow, and heavy, "Deth Red Sabaoth" combines the sludgy heaviness of doom metal and the amped up aggression of heavy metal.  Of the album's sound, Danzig described his approach as wanting "to have an organic sound, bigger and thicker, so I went out and bought some 1970s Kustom tuck ’n’ roll bass amps to play some of the guitar parts through. You’ll hear real reverb, real tremolo on this album, which sounds completely different than the stuff that's done with computer chips.”
  • Major themes: Norse mythology, evil, darkness, seduction, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Hammer of the Gods"
  2. "The Revengeful"
  3. "Rebel Spirits"
  4. "Black Candy"
  5. "On a Wicked Night"
  6. "Deth Red Moon"
  7. "Ju Ju Bone"
  8. "Night Star Hel"
  9. "Pyre of Souls: Incanticle"
  10. "Pyre of Souls: Seasons of Pain"
  11. "Left Hand Rise Above"

  Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: American Amber Ale
  • Style: American Amber Ale / Red Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • IBUs: 53
  • Ingredients: Brewed with C40, C150, 2-Row, and Rogue Farms Dare and Risk malts, along with Kent Golding and Cascade hops, Rogue Farms Rebel hops, free range coastal water, and Pacman yeast
  • Pour: It pours a beautiful copper/honey mahogany red with a tightly knit off-white head. 
  • Nose: The nose is both earthy and sweet. There are aromas of coffee, toffee, honey, cinnamon bread, and a hint of rum. 
  • Taste: The flavor of the Rogue American Amber Ale is both malty and hoppy.  There are tasty notes of hearty barley, lots of roasty malts, bitter black tea, smooth caramel, and grassy hops.  The finish is smooth and creamy with just a bit of lingering bitterness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with sharp carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp and dry, but with some creaminess in the mid-range and some hoppy slickness in the finish.  
Overall pairing: The hearty and roasty flavors of the Rogue American Amber Ale goes well with the doomier elements of "Deth Red Sabaoth", while the sharper and grassier bitter notes go well with the more aggressive and biting tones and themes.


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