Good evening! The Meista here tonight pairing "Time I" by Finish symphonic metal band Wintersun and a Bifrost Winter Ale from Elysian Brewing Company!
- Artist: Wintersun
- Title: "Time I"
- Recorded: May 2nd, 2006 through July 2012 at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland
- Release date: October 19th, 2012 (2nd full-length studio album by Wintersun)
- Record company: Nuclear Blast
- Production: Nino Laurenne
- Album cover art: Cameron Gray
- Personnel: Kai Hahto (drums), Jukka Koskinen (bass and backing vocals), Jari Mäenpää (vocals, guitar, computer, and keyboard programming), and Teemu Mäntysaari (guitar and backing vocals)
- Choir: Sami Hinkka, Heri Joensen, Jukka-Pekka Miettinen, Mathias Nygård, Mikko Salovaara, Markus Toivonen, Alpha Valtias, and Olli Vänskä
- Musical style: Symphonic metal, folk metal, progressive metal with elements of black metal, melodic death metal and ambient electronica
- Sound: Bombastic, symphonic, cinematic, melodic, and oh so powerful! Jari Mäenpää stated in a 2004 interview, "Right now I'm exploring some Japanese style melodies, so beautiful and magical. You can probably hear some..."
- Major themes: A concept album, "Time I" deals with the passing of time, winter, isolation, loneliness, solitude, death, darkness, etc.
- "When Time Fades Away"
- "Sons of Winter And Stars" (I. "Rain of Stars", II. "Surrounded by Darkness", III. "Journey Inside a Dream", IV. "Sons of Winter and Stars")
- "Land of Snow And Sorrow"
- "Darkness And Frost"
- "Hidden Track"
- Brewery: Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Website: http://www.elysianbrewing.com/
- Brew: Bifrost Winter Ale
- Style: Winter Warmer
- Serving: 12 ounce bottle
- ABV: 8.3%
- IBUs: 58
- Ingredients: Pale with small amounts of Munich and Crystal malts, and bittered with Magnum, finished with Chinook and Styrian Golding hops
- Pour: The Bifrost pours a slightly hazy deep bronze with a thin, bright white head with good sustain and moderate lacing.
- Nose: The nose is sweet, fruit, malty, and spicy. There are aromas of caramel apples, pear, orange zest, cloves, and nutmeg.
- Taste: The taste is earthy, hoppy, and citrusy. There are notes of pine, sweet malt, caramel/toffee, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon, apple, and winter mulling spices and a little booze.
- Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Bifrost is thick, smooth, and slightly sharp with a dry and fruity finish.
Kippis Terveydeksi!! HAILS!!