Yearly Archives: 2012

Thisted bryghus – Weisse

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Thisted Bryghus was founded in 1908 where it bought up the broke Thisted Aktiebryggeri that had existed for a mere 10 years before it had to close. The brewery is mainly owned by local people holding shares in the brewery. Thisted bryghus is located in Thisted in Denmark.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle with a strength of 5%.

The colour is a bright yellow and this beer only have the look of a fog in the glass. There is no sediment in the bottle to swirl around and add to the glass.

The head structure is rough and quickly disappears into nothing.

The taste is light, fresh and only barely fruity as to what I expected. It almost lacks the aftertaste of yeast completely.

Thisted chose to name their beer weisse and when naming a beer in resemplence to a weissbier, it will also get judge as such.

Do not buy this beer to enjoy a weissbier but if you want a pilsner type with a distinct fruit taste.

Overall rating is 62 / 100

Nørrebro bryghus – Stuykman wit

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Nørrebro Bryghus is a Danish micro brewery founded in 2000 by Anders Kissmeyer and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The brewery also functions as a restaurant.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 2,66 Euro for a 400 ml bottle with a strength of 5%.

The colour is a light hazy yellow and this unfiltered beer lacks the good cloudy look. There is some sediment in the bottle to swirl around and add to the glass.

The head structure is rough and quickly disappears into almost nothing.

The taste is a fresh with a hint of yeast but it is certainly lacking the good fruity qualities a witbier should show. Aroma is light as a pilsner type and I would recommend this as a pilsner that has some yeast and fruit to the taste.

The beers from Nørrebro bryghus is all organic and this definitely weighs up. The bottle got a good shape that impresses with its clucking when the beer is poured into a glass.

Overall rating is 69 / 100

Svyturys – White Baltas

Švyturys brewery was established in 1784 and is by that the oldest brewery in Lithuania. The brewery was destroyed doing world war 2 and was rebuilt in 1946. Majority of the brewery was in 1999 bought by Carlsberg and is still on their hands today.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the reasonable price of 1,33 Euro for a 500 ml can with a strength of 5%.

A thick mass yellow fills the glass as this unfiltered beer contains a lot of sediment that takes some swirls to get out of the bottle.

The head is big, rough and settles into a thin layer, the head is long lasting and sets off the beer nicely.

A less fruity but fresh aroma and taste gives the beer a nice touch, but the long lasting taste is unfortunately dominated by the yeast. The yeast after taste is in no way a problem when drinking one of these beers, but I would properly not drink a 2nd and 3rd right after each other.

A decent beer to the money but nothing more than that. I could only wish for less yeast residue to give it a bit more balance.

Overall rating is 77 / 100