Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pyraser Angerwirts Weizen

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In 1649, right after the 30 year war in Europe, Hanns Bernreuther leaves Austria as a Protestant fugitive and settles down in Bayern where he starts a brewery. His son, 1674, and grandson, 1749, acquires a farm in Pyras with house called Angerwirts, names that still live on to this day and from where the wheat is supplied. The brewery have remained on family hands and is from 2010 managed by Marlies Bernreuther.

I bought this beer at a Bayern web shop at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

The colour is yellow going to orange and it is a unfiltered beer.

The head is very fine, white tiny bubbles, it disperses into a thin layer that stays.

A lovely aroma with a delicious sweet fruit to it.

Bubbly sensation from a balanced CO2, a good fruit taste with a long after taste. A very good good and balanced composition in the taste.

Overall rating 85 / 100

Tucher Kristall Weissen

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Tucher brewery is located in Nürnberg, Germany. The brewery produced beer for the hospitals since 1643, but the official founding date for the brewery is 1672. In 1806 the brewery became a royal Bayern brewery as the King bought it. It was sold off to in 1855 to the Dr.-Lorenz-Tucher-Stiftung. It was renamed to Tucher in 1985 and is today since 2004 owned by the Oetker group.

I bought this beer at a Bayern web shop at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,1%.

The colour is a bright and light yellow filtered beer.

The head is rather small and settles quickly into a very thin layer.

The aroma comes off with a mild but good fruit.

Heavy CO2 with a lack of fruit to the taste, some what bitter and this is supposedly Champagneweissen. Not a beer type that completely suits me.

Overall rating 71 / 100

Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port 1999

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Read all about Offley at: Visiting Offley in Porto

I bought this vintage port in a local supermarket in Odense, Denmark, it was on offer at 30 Euro. 750ml bottle at 20,5%.

It is only 13 – 14 years old and is properly still too young.

The colour is dark red almost bordeaux.

Taste notes 1 hour after decanting.

Weak fruit to the aroma that is dominated by the alcohol.

Tasting is dry, warm, tannin and some unbalanced notes that almost made me think it was a little corked.

Taste notes 24 hours after decanting.

The dried fruit shines more through in the aroma and alcohol is less dominant.

The taste still have a dry heavy start from the tannin and a great warmth. The unbalanced mentioned earlier is gone and a good after taste finishes it.

 

It should properly get some more years in the cellar, it lacks the complexity in the taste and a balance in aroma and taste.

Overall rating 87 / 100