Fanø brewery is located on the small island Fanø just outside of Esbjerg, Denmark. The brewery was founded in 2006 from 3500 people putting money together to open a brewery on the island, at this time there is about 150 small breweries in Denmark and they have to close the brewery down in December 2008, competition was too hard.
The brewery was bought by an investment company in 2009, a different tactic and a lot of hard to work to sell the beer local have made the brewery sustainable in business.
I bought this Erica wheat beer at Hjerting Hotel in Hjerting, some 10 kilometers north of Esbjerg, Denmark at the price of 4,5 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 5%.
The colour is yellow and unfiltered hazy.
A small white head that settles fast to almost nothing.
Fruity aroma with a hint of honey and Erica.
Low CO2, weak sweet fruit, easy to drink, some hint of Erica and honey. This wheat beer tries to add some local and different to the wheat genre with the added honey and Erica, but the match is not there for me.
Overall rating 73 / 100