Hacker brewery was founded in 1417 in Munich, Germany. In 1793 Joseph Pschorr married into the brewery family. In 1813 they had the largest beer cellar in Germany, known as the Beer fortress.
I bought this beer in KaDeWe in Berlin, Germany at the price of 1,73 Euro for at 500 ml bottle at 5,5%.
A beautiful orange colour with a nice glow fills the glass.
A big and fine head with a yellow hint that stays for a long time.
The aroma comes off with a light fruit.
Lively CO2, lightly fruited, after taste is quickly over. Good to quenching your thirst, but too little taste in it.
Overall rating 73 / 100
Berliner Kindl was founded in 1872 as a collaboration between bar owners in Berlin. The name that is known today was established in 1910. Today there is no brewery for just this beer as the brand is owned by the Dr. Oetker company and brewed on large breweries.
I bought this beer in KaDeWe in Berlin, Germany at the price of 0,77 Euro for a 330 ml bottle at 3%.
Light yellow colour with just a slight haze, not that unfiltered.
White fine head that disappears fast.
Fruit aroma that comes of with a hint of bitterness.
Citrus. It is fresh, bitter and comes off with a strong citrus in the start, CO2 is okay.
Overall rating 71 / 100
The privately owned brewery Hösl was founded in 1906 by Michael Hösl in Mitterteich, Bavaria, Germany. The brewery burned down in 1957 and was recently restored in 2006. The brewery is today run by second generation of the Hösl family.
I bought this beer in a local beer shop in Berlin, Germany at the price of 3 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,6%.
A deep orange going over in brown colour with a nice glow in the bottom.
The head takes some colour from the beer and it disappears quickly into a thin layer.
A very sweet and fruity aroma with a certain freshness to it.
Low CO2, smoked, dark taste with a freshness from the hard to taste fruit. The after taste is dominated by the smoke by ends too soon.
Overall rating 79 / 100
Visiting Graham in Porto
This late bottled vintage is almost as young as a LBV can be. The colour is red, not deep, but not light either, with a purple hint to it.
Aroma is evenly distributed between fresh fruit, dried fruit and alcohol.
The taste is fruitful, warm, with balanced tannins and the after taste is a good dried fruit with the warmth of alcohol. After taste is not that long.
A very decent LBV that is easy to drink and enjoy.
Overall rating 89 / 100
Ayinger brewery is located in Aying in Bavaria, Germany. The brewery was founded in 1877.
I bought this beer in a local wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 3,5 Euro for at 500 ml bottle at 5,1%.
A nice looking yellow unfiltered beer with a orange glow to it.
The head is white, big and with very fine bubbles.
The aroma comes off with a sweet fruit and hints of banana.
Lightly fruited taste with a medium CO2 and a good fruit fade.
Overall rating 81 / 100
Flying Dog brewery was founded in 1990 by George Stranahan in Aspen, Colorado, USA. It started out as a BrewPub, late it became a fully-fledged Denver brewery. The artwork on the labels are done by Ralph Steadman, the same artist that illustrated various books by Hunter S. Thompson.
I bought this unfiltered beer in a local supermarket in Lillestrøm, Norway at the price of 3,5 Euro for a 355 ml bottle at 4,7%
A good yellow unfiltered look with a bit of orange glow to it.
Head is quickly gone and stays as a covering layer of fine bubbles.
Aroma is very faint with a hint of fruit.
The CO2 reacts fast when drinking it, a flat feeling with the very anonymous fruit that have some watery thinness over it, after taste is okay.
Overall rating 74 / 100