Friday, April 24, 2020

April 24th, 2020 - Tales Of The Unicorn Fight Dungeon In The Kingdom Of Fife

Hello and happy Friday hop-heads and headbangers and happy!  Your drinking pal the Meista here rocking out to Gloryhammer's insanely fun debut album "Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife" and the Unicorn Fight Dungeon from Proper Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Gloryhammer
  • Space "Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife"
  • Recorded: June through December 2012 at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany
  • Release date: March 29th, 2013 (1st studio album by Gloryhammer)
  • Record company: Napalm Records
  • Production: Lasse Lammert
  • Album cover art: Dan Goldsworthy
  • Personnel: Christopher Bowes (keyboards and backing vocals), James "Spicemaster" Cartwright (bass and backing vocals), Paul Templing (guitars and backing vocals), Ben Turk (drums, orchestral arrangements, and backing vocals), and Thomas Winkler (lead vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Brendan Casey (choir vocals), Lasse Lammert (choir vocals), Marie Lorey (choir vocals), The Dominic Sewell Community Choir (choir vocals), and Amy Turk (orchestral arrangements)
  • Musical style: Power metal, symphonic metal
  • Sound: Bombastic, cinematic, up-beat, and totally rocking, "Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife" is a romping good time of a symphonic power metal album!
  • Major themes: A comical fantasy concept album about allied forces of good battling evil, themes on the album include good vs. evil, fantasy, noble quests, war, destruction, valor, power, magic, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Anstruther's Dark Prophecy"
  2. "The Unicorn Invasion Of Dundee"
  3. "Angus McFife"
  4. "Quest For The Hammer Of Glory"
  5. "Magic Dragon"
  6. "Silent Tears Of Frozen Princess"
  7. "Amulet Of Justice"
  8. "Hail To Crail"
  9. "Beneath Cowdenbeath"
  10. "The Epic Rage Of Furious Thunder"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Unicorn Fight Dungeon
  • Style: Helles Lager
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Pour: The Unicorn Fight Dungeon pours a slightly hazy amber with pinkish hues and a frothy, 1 finger, bright white head that dissipates to a thin ring with soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, citrusy, tart, yet bready.  There are aromas of cranberry juice, lime peel, lime juice, freshly baked bread, spicy German hops, and light honey.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose with lots of fruity, bready, tart, and slightly spicy.  There are notes of doughy bread, crackery biscuit, cranberry, lime, grassy hops, a touch of honey, and a hint of pepper.
  • Mouthfeel: The Unicorn Fight Dungeon is very crisp, slightly tart, and very crushable brew with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: Along with the great name, the Unicorn Fight Dungeon is a complex, punchy, and fruity, yet very drinkable brew... right in line with the power metal insanity of Gloryhammer's "Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife"!   Those bright, citrusy flavors and aromas go great with the soaring guitar, keys, and vocals!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Hails!!

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