Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23rd, 2018 - A Crown Of Ashes And Noble Nectar

Hey there rockers and brew lovers!  The Meista here tonight pairing a great local band and a tasty local brew from my neck of the woods... Principium's EP "A Crown Of Ashes"and a Noble Nectar from Uinta Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Principium
  • Title: "A Crown Of Ashes"
  • Recorded: 2016 at The Clone Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Release date: September 3rd, 2016 (first release by Principium)
  • Record company: Chaos Force Records
  • Production: Principium
  • Album cover art: Bo Bradshaw
  • Personnel: Casey Frederick (drums), Breck Hauser (bass), Mike Murphy (guitar), Robby Pinelle (guitar), and John Yelland (vocals)
  • Musical style: Power metal, heavy metal, progressive metal
  • Sound: Wonderfully melodic with a powerful kick, the sound on Principium's EP, "A Crown Of Ashes" is in the style of modern European power metal, but still very fresh and original!  Yelland's vocals soar along with the amazing dual guitar work of Murphy and Pinelle while Frederick and Hauser lay down an intense and thunderous rhythm!
  • Major themes: Power, might, life and death, good vs. evil, valor, mythology, existentialism, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "A Crown Of Ashes"
  2. "With The Wind As Your Breath"
  3. "A View From The Dark"
  4. "No Price Too High"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Uinta Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: http://uintabrewing.com/
  • Brew: Noble Nectar (2018 Limited Release)
  • Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • Ingredients: Grains of paradise, Belgian yeast, spelt, honey
  • Pour: The Noble Nectar pours a hazy golden-yellow with a minimal off white head that quickly dissipates, leaving very little lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is sweet, yeasty, grainy, fruity, and spicy.  There are aromas of honey, Belgian yeast, cloves, pear juice, apple juice, soft banana, orange peel, lemon zest, and light grains.
  • Taste: The taste of the Noble Nectar is sweet, spicy, herbal, and a little boozy.  There are notes of sweet honey, cloves, nutmeg, orange peel, pear and apple cider, and toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth, with a sweet, spicy, and slightly boozy (especially as it warms) finish that lingers.
Overall pairing: The Uinta Noble Nectar is a complex, yet very drinkable... a solid brew and great for pairing with the bombast, might, and musical prowess of Principium!

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