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

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

Bryghuset Braunstein – Økologisk hvede

This organic wheat beer comes from a private owned micro brewery located at Koege in the Denmark. The micro brewery is from 2011 and is run by two brothers that also own it. They try to target a smaller market with their special beers and especially their organic beers.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the of 1,75 Euro for a 330 ml bottle with a strength of 5%.

The colour is almost dark orange brown from the heavy amount of sediment in this unfiltered beer. This does not look as delicious as I would hope for.

The head structure is light bubbles that quickly disappears into a thin layer.

There is a large amount of sediment on the bottom of the bottle and you have to swirl it good to get it all out.

A good fruity and fresh taste, it is really well balanced in its taste and the aroma have a hint of yeast. This positive experience only lasts till the bottom of the glass, the heavy sediment falls quickly leaving a sour taste of yeast. I would advise on throwing out the last bit in the glass and then enjoy a good beer, but never finish it.

Colour is not too appealing to me, taste and aroma is really satisfying but I do not like to advise on throwing out beer when it comes from a small and expensive bottle. Organic beer brewing is a plus for doing something good for us humans, I like that and this is also what saves this beer its rating. 

Overall rating is 80 / 100

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier

This wheat beer comes from the Paulaner brewery located at Munich in the southern Bayern.

Paulaner have been making beer here since 1634, the brewery was established by the Minim friars of the Neudeck ob der Au cloister. The order and brewery are named after the founder of the order, Francis of Paola. The brewey have since the start changed hands four times and today is owned by a holding company where a venture company along with Heineken owns it.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 1,75 Euros for a 500 ml can with a strength of 5%.

The colour have warm red tones leaving an impression of a deep warm glow, a beutiful wheat beer where thoughts are lead towards glowing embers.

The head structure is so fine that it can look like whipped cream, leaving a massive thick head on the beer, it looks, feels and taste good.

There is very little to none sediment on the bottom of the can and the beer just have this unfiltered look on its on, it could lack the joy of swirling the last bit of the bottle doing the pouring to get the sediment out.

A good fruity aroma tells me I am about to enjoy a good beer.

The taste is a fruitful one where the hint of yeast, giving the bitterness to counter the fruit flavour is good, the aroma is dominated by the yeast but when drinking the beer ones impression quickly changes to the positive side.

Paulaner is a wellknown, wellselling and good beer. Colour, head, aroma and taste are just what I look for, but the price is also steep!  

Overall rating is 84 / 100

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Kaiserdom Hefe-Weissbier

This wheat beer comes from the private owned brewery located at Bamberg in the northern Bayern.

Kaiserdom have been making beer here since 1718, which for a Bayern brewery could be described as being one of the younger breweries.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the very reasonable price of 80 Euro cents for a 500 ml can with a strength of 4,7%.

The colour is spot on for what I expect from a wheat beer, a golden yellow resembling the colours from the wheat field on a sunny day.

The head structure is a little too rough and I miss the very fine tiny bubbles, but the head is long lasting and sets off the beer nicely.

There is very little to none sediment on the bottom of the can and the beer just have this unfiltered look on its on, it could lack the joy of swirling the last bit of the bottle doing the pouring to get the sediment out.

A good fruity aroma tells me I am about to enjoy a good beer.

The taste is a light fruitful one where I am missing a slight hint of yeast to add a bit of bitterness to counter the fruit flavour.

The price of the beer, the appearance as described above leaves me with the impression this is a good beer that I would buy again if I saw it on the shelf, maybe even ask for it where I come, a few minor flaws on most subjects makes for a good beer that you should certainly try out!  

Overall rating is 80 / 100

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I have a good job where I travel around the world and get so see many exciting countries, explorer their cultures and taste their local beverages. Through all this I have developed a taste for vintage wine and especially the German weissbier.

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