Seven Benedictine monks was in 1455 sent to new Andechs monastery from Tegernsee. Beer have been brewed in the monastery since the middle-age. In 1850 they purchased the Abbey of St Boniface in Munich for beer cellar. The modern brewery was built in the 1970-80s.
I bought this beer in Berlin Beer Shop, Germany at the price of 1,8 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 5,5%
The colour is yellow with a orange glow to the unfiltered beer.
The head is big and made of fine bubbles, a head that stays while drinking the beer.
The aroma comes off good with a nice soft and sweet fruit.
A fresh CO2 makes a bubbly experience of this sweet and wonderful fruit taste, the after taste is a nice fade of the drinking.
Overall rating 86 / 100
I bought this beer in a small delicates shop in Alcúdia on the island of Mallorca, Spain at the price of 4 Euro for a 330 ml bottle at 3,7%
A yellow thick flowing and deep hazy beer from this unfiltered wheat beer.
Small head with a rough structure and with a thin layer staying.
Good hoppy and fruited aroma with some sweetness to it.
Heavy CO2 with well suited fruit taste, a light bitterness in the after taste.
Overall rating 79 / 100
Aass brewery as it known today was founded in 1867 by Poul Lauritz Aass and the brewery is still on family hands with the 5th generation working on it today.
I bought this beer in a local shop outside of Oslo, Norway at the price of 4,2 Euro for a 500ml can at 4,7%.
The beer is bright and clear like a pilsner beer, it is clearly filtrated.
The head disappears quickly.
The aroma is weak and I was unable to make anything of it.
Drinking it is a fresh, light and bubbly experience but it has nothing to do with a weissbier or wheat beer, it is a pilsner for all I know.
Overall rating 65 / 100
Augustiner beer is brewed since 1328 by the Augustiner monestary located in Munich, Germany. In 1806 the brewery became privately owned with the secularization of state and church. The Wagner family took over ownership in 1829. The brewery sustained heavy damage doing second world war and was rebuilt soon after.
I bought this beer in KaDeWe in Berlin, Germany at the price of 1,86 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 5,4%.
A beautiful unfiltered yellow beer with a orange glow.
A big head with a rough bubbles in the bottom and fine on the top.
The aroma is light and fresh with a weak fruit to it.
The CO2 is suitable but the taste is too weak and can have a watery feeling to it.
Overall rating 72 / 100
Coisbo beer took its start in 2007 in Morud in Denmark. Brewer Anders Coisbo rents in on different breweries to make his beers.
I bought this beer from the wine shop Vinoble in Odense, Denmark at the price of 7 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,6%
A beautiful brown colour with a orange glow and almost turning red.
Medium sized bubbles makes up the head that disperses into a layer that stays for a long while.
Dark caramel, fresh and lightly fruited aroma.
Good CO2 that balances well with deep notes of fruit, almost replicating the taste complexities found in port. Good dark sweet after taste.
A expensive beer, but it does show some real good qualities.
Overall rating 85 / 100
Tou brewery in Stavanger, Norway was closed in 2003 and as a reaction Lervig aktiebryggeri was founded to still have a brewery in Stavanger. The beer was at first made by another brewery before the brewery got their own production in 2005.
I bought this beer in a local beer shop in Oslo, Norway at the price of 3,2 Euro for a 330ml bottle at 4,7%
Very light yellow almost with white tones in the colour.
A head of fine bubbles that stay.
A light fruit aroma.
Bubbly and fresh, weak in the taste with no bitterness or notes. It is too light in the taste and can seem watery. Poetry and a nice looking label.
Overall rating 77 / 100
Midtfyns brew house was founded in 2004 in Årslev, Denmark. It is a micro brewery that started out brewing beer on license from Scotland but since 2006 they have used their own recipes and develop their own new beers.
I bought this beer in a local wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 6,2%
The colour is orange with mostly brown glow and notes too it, due to its heavy residue and being unfiltered.
The head is good, but disappears quickly and leaves a thin layer.
The aroma is fresh and fruity with a hint of bitterness.
Very low CO2, hops shines through and the fruit feels anonymous. The after taste is pleasent, the bitterness is low and good and it hides its high alcohol level very good.
Overall rating 78 / 100
Blandy’s Madeira Wine was founded in 1811 by John Blandy that came to Madeira to be treated for his illness in the warm climate and to work in the banking sector. The company is still on family hands and is today run by the 6th generation.
I bought this 20%, 750 ml bottle of Blandy’s 1977 Bual in a local wine store in Funchal on the island of Madeira at the price 101,5 Euro.
The bual grapes are used for the medium sweet wines.
This wine was matured on oak cask for 32 years and was bottled in 2009. A total of 1666 bottles was filled.
A dark golden colour fills the glass and the alcohol sticks to the sides of the glass leaving it with rounded figures to set apart from the sharp lines of the glass.
A aroma and taste with such complexity that it is hard to describe, very intensive at first but as the wine settles in the mouth the taste grows and grows on you. A sweet taste that stays for so long and is so intense that even half a glass is enough to enjoy this delicious wine. A easy to drink madeira that lands perfectly in the middle of the vintage years, good price to the taste.
Overall rating is 93 / 100