Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bryggeriet Skovlyst – Skovbærhvede

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The brewery Skovlyst was founded in 2004 and is located in Hareskoven,Værløse, Denmark. Since the 2007 the large batches of beer is brewed on license in Poland. Only limited edition, draft beer and beer for the restaurant is still made at the brewery in Denmark.

I was given this beer as a gift, it can be bought in supermarkets in Denmark. It is a 330ml bottle at 2,7%.

Dark red, rosa and brown in the colour.

A low head that disappears into a thin layer.

Sour berries aroma with a hint of hops.

Dead CO2, the taste of forest berries is nauseating and lasts for what seems way too long and the hint of beer in the taste does nothing good for the combination.

Overall rating 58 / 100

Erdinger Alkoholfrei

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This wheat beer comes from the Erdinger brewery located at Erding in Bayern.

Erdinger have been making beer here since 1886, the brewery was established and later in 1930 it is bought by a malt factory, F.W. Otto. In 1935, the managing director Franz Brombach is offered to buy the brewery. Since then the brewery became very popular and it a widely exported weissbier. The brewery is still owned by the Brombach family today.

I bought this beer at a Bayern web shop at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 0%.

The colour is a light yellow.

A big head that is rough with fine foam on the top.

A weak fruit aroma with a hint of bitterness.

Good CO2, watery and thin in the very weak fruit taste, feels like a wheat smoothie.

Overall rating 71 / 100

To Øl – Cloud 9 wit

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To øl is not a real brewery but two guys that are nomad brewers, Tobias Emil Jensen and Tore Gynther started their first commercial brews in 2010.

I bought this beer in the wine store H.J.Hansen in Odense, Denmark at the price of 5 Euro for a 330ml bottle at 4,6%.

A lightly coloured yellow and just some sediment in this unfiltered beer.

Large sized head, fine bubbles on the top and rough in the bottom.

A sweet fruit with a mango, some hop and flowers to the aroma.

Good CO2, very bitter, oranges and mango fruits in the after taste. Bitter as in goose bump bitter. Over the top for what I find pleasant but it has some good fruit tones.

Overall rating 73 / 100

Svaneke – Le Zébre Saison

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Svaneke brewery is located in Svaneke on the island Bornholm in Denmark. The micro brewery was founded in 2000.

I bought this beer in the supermarket Kvickly in Denmark at the price of 2½ Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,8%.

A good looking yellow and slightly orange unfiltered beer.

Medium sized head, mostly rough in the structure and disappears fast.

Hoppy, flowery and spicy in the aroma, good, not too bitter.

Great CO2, bitter flowers, there is no sweetness in the taste. Only more flowered hop is to be expected.

Overall rating 72 / 100

Carlsberg Weizen

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Carlberg brewery was founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first export of beer barrels was in 1868 due to the high quality of the beer. In 1875 the Carlsberg laboratory was founded and in 1883 it succeeded to grow a clean beer yeast and avoid uncontrollable fermentation in the beer. To this day this yeast is still used all over the world for pilsner brewing.

J. C. Jacobsens son, Carl Jacobsen, rented himself into brewery buildings owned by his father in 1871. They never could agree on the quality of the brew where the son wanted to brew faster to meet demands. J. C. Jacobsen kicked his son out of the lease in 1880 and Carl Jacobsen built the brewery Ny Carlsberg next to the other breweries. The two breweries was first fusioned 19 years after the fathers death.

Carlberg bought Wiibroe brewery in 1964, Tuborg in 1970, Hannen-Brauerei in 1988, a fusion with Tetley in 1992 and in 2000 they took over Feldschlösschen.

From 2008 there is no longer brewed beer in Copenhagen, except on the small brewery called Jacobsen where special beer of higher quality is made.

Carlsberg is among the 4th largest brewery corporations in the world.

I bought this beer in a supermarket in Denmark at the price of 3 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,8%.

A dark orange colour to this unfiltered beer.

Medium sized head, fine bubbles with a light brown shine to them. The head disappears fast.

A good sweet fruit aroma with just a hint of flowers.

Light CO2, good fruit and fast after taste.

Overall rating 78 / 100

Maisel’s Weisse Leichtes Hefe-Weissbier

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The Maisel brewery was founded in 1887 by Hans und Eberhardt Maisel as a family business. The brewery is located in Bayreuth, Oberfranken, near Nürnberg in Germany. Today it is the fourth generation of the family, Jeff Maisel that runs the brewery.

I bought this beer at a Bayern web shop at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 3,2%.

A beautiful orange glow to the colour of this unfiltered beer.

A gigantic head of fine bubbles with even finer bubbles on top.

A sweet fruit in the aroma.

Okay fruit taste but the low alcohol is noticeable and it seems a little too thin and watery.

Overall rating 72 / 100