Friday, January 7, 2022

January 7th, 2022 - Triumph And Agony Of The Altbairisch Hell


Guten tag and happy Friday rockers, rollers, and hop lovers!  The Meista here starting off the weekend by rocking out with a pairing of Warlock's fun as hell "Triumph And Agony" and a crisp and delicious Bürgerliches Brauhaus Altbairisch Hell from Herrnbräu!  The pairing goes out to my metal brother and fellow Warlock fan, Jeff!  Cheer my man!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Warlock
  • Title: "Triumph And Agony"
  • Recorded: 1987 at the Powerstation in New York City, New York with additional recording at Kajem Recording
  • Release date: September 29th, 1987 (4th and final studio album by Warlock)
  • Record company: Vertigo Records
  • Production: Joey Balin
  • Album cover art: Geoffrey Gillespie
  • Personnel: Niko Arvanitis (guitars), Tommy Bolan (guitars), Michael Eurich (drums), Tommy Henriksen (bass), and Doro Pesch (lead and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Mark Achabal (drums) and Cozy Powell (drums)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, speed metal, power metal, hard rock 
  • Sound: With crunching guitars, machine gun fire drumming, and thunderous bass, "Triumph And Agony" is a heavy-duty rocker with loads of catchy hooks, killer solos, and of course Doro's distinct and wonderful vocals!  
  • Major themes: Rebellion, heavy metal, death, rock and roll, love, desire, sex, evil, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "All We Are"
  2. "Three Minute Warning"
  3. "I Rule The Ruins"
  4. "Kiss Of Death"
  5. "Make Time For Love"
  6. "East Meets West"
  7. "Touch Of Evil"
  8. "Metal Tango"
  9. "Cold, Cold World"
  10. "Für Immer"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Herrnbräu (Ingolstadt, Germany)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Bürgerliches Brauhaus Altbairisch Hell
  • Style: German Helles / Lager
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.9%
  • Pour: The Altbairisch Hell pours a clear, golden-yellow hue with a frothy and firm, bright white 2+ finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate, spider web lacing throughout.
  • Nose: The nose is hoppy, sweet, grainy, floral, and slightly fruity.  There are aromas of bready malts, cereal grains, light caramel, floral hops, light apple, light lemon zest, and a hint of corn. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Altbairisch Hell is very similar on the palette as the aromas.  There are notes of cereal grains, bready yeast, fresh bread, light apple, grapeseed, mild citrus, sweet caramel, honey, light cooked corn, and spicy and floral hops in the finish. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with bubbly carbonation, the mouthfeel of the is very crisp, yet very smooth with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The very crushable, drinkable, and crisp malt flavors of the Bürgerliches Brauhaus Altbairisch Hell are perfect for the straightforward, in-your-face, heavy duty rockin' roll of Warlock's kickass "Triumph And Agony" Those lightly hoppy and fruity flavors pair well with Doro's powerful vocals while the bready malts are great for the rockin' backbone of the band!  

Prost!!  Rock on!!

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