Monthly Archives: November 2012

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

Jazz in the rain

It is not always that the weather is there for you to enjoy a good wine or beer, so luckily the internet can help you obtain the right atmosphere for sitting down, relax and just enjoy the rain, music and which drink you have chosen.

Open http://www.rainymood.com/ and add you favorite jazz to it. If you do not have any jazz at hand, you should try this link http://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=HMnrl0tmd3k 

Enjoy your rain, music and drink.

Brygværket – Vild hvede

Brygværket came into this world in 2012 as the result of the distributor One Pint and the brewer Christian Andersen’s cooperation. Christian Andersen delivers the recipes and the beer is brewed at Ørbæk brewery in Denmark.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 2,66 Euro for a 500 ml bottle with a strength of 5%.

The colour is a full yellow and this unfiltered beer have the look of a fog in the glass. There is only little sediment in the bottle to swirl around and add to the glass.

The head structure is rough and quickly disappears into almost nothing, I would wish the head would stay longer.

The taste is a strong fruitful one where the hint of yeast almost goes unnoticed. Aroma is strong and this beer is different. The beer is everything that the brewer promises on the bottle.

The barley malt is organic and is a step on the way to a completely organic beer.

Overall rating is 80 / 100