Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kopke Colheita Porto 1984


Kopke was established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke. The company was sold to the Bohane family, by the end of the 19th century, who tried to run it from London. The distance and the two World Wars disabled the control of the Company and they decided to sell it. In 1953 the Barros family bought the House of Kopke. In June 2006 it was sold and became a part of the SOGEVINUS Group.

I bought this 750ml bottle at 20% in Rema 1000 supermarket in Odense, Denmark at the price of 25 Euro.

This Kopke Colheita 1984 was bottled in 2014.

Brown colour with glaring stars of red in the tincture when seen against the candle.

Spices, dried fruits and a warm alcohol in the aroma.

A little bite from the tannin, warm and with some oak in the taste. A good dried fruits taste, sweet with raisins in the after taste that lasts a good while.

When first uncorked it is dominated by the alcohol and needs to breathe, no decanting, just needs to sit for half a day in bottle with level under the neck. That really works wonders on this cheap and to the price surprisingly good colheita, it mellows quickly over a few days, so enjoy it 1-2 days after opening.

Overall rating 89 / 100

Indslev bryggeri – Hvid


Indslev brewery was established in 1897 by Frederik Christian Rasmussen. At some point the brewery was closed down, but in 2005 restored to former glory with brand new production equipment. The re-opening was made possible by Anders Busse Rasmussen, grand grand nephew of Frederik Christian Rasmussen.

I bought this beer in a the super market Kvickly in Odense, Denmark at the price of 3 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 4,4%.

Light yellow in the colour with a white shine to it.

Medium sized head, super fine bubbles on the top and a thin layer stays on the beer.

Fresh fruit in the aroma with a hint of citrus.

Medium CO2 with a spiced flavour of fruit, fresh but also easy to drink.

Overall rating 77 / 100

Hornbeer – Summer


Hornbeer brewery is a small 3 hecto litre micro brewery located at a farm in the small town of Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark. It was founded in summer of 2008 by brewer Jørgen Fogh Rasmussen and his wife Gunhild. They believe in brewing experimental, exciting beers and stays as far off course from the main stream productions as possible.

I bought this witbier at the wine shop Vinens verden in Odense, Denmark at the price of 5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,6%

Good looking yellow with a lighter glow in the bottom.

Small head that quickly disperses into absolutely nothing.

Fresh hops, light fruit and some sweet flowers in the aroma.

A good medium CO2 with a freshness from the hops with notes and hints of fruits and flowers, the after taste brings a little bitterness.

Overall rating 83 / 100