Monthly Archives: September 2015

Midtfyns Bryghus – Kirsebær Wit

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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 3,6 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

A good looking orange unfiltered beer.

Head is absolutely non-existant.

The aroma comes off with light flowery and fruity notes.

Almost dead CO2, hops shines through the little fruit there is. No traces of sweet cherries in the taste, despite its name of being a wit with cherry added.

Overall rating 66 / 100

Kuchlbauer Turm Weisse

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Kuchlbauer brewery was founded in year 1300 in Abensberg, Germany.

Besides being a weissbier brewery, Kuchlbauer is very known for its art collection / decorated brewery and especially the Kuchlbauer Tower, an observation tower designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser on the grounds of the Kuchlbauer Brewery.  The tower stands 35.14 meter tall and the gold-plated observation ball at the top is 10-meter in diameter and weighs 12 metric ton. The tower was opened to visitors in January 2010.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from the wine shop Rosengårds Vinhandel in Odense, Denmark at the price of 7 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,9%.

Good looking deep orange colour.

Medium head, rough and fine on the top, leaves a thin layer on the beer.

Fresh and a powerful sweet fruit in the aroma.

Good CO2, delicious fruit and some full body feeling from the alcohol. Wheat and light bitterness in the after taste, but a pleasant one.

Overall rating 87 / 100

Vlaamsche Zotten Witbier

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Sint-Jozef Brewery was founded by the Vissers family, no exact date. Thomas Vissers, who died in 1807, was a native of the Den Bosch area in the Netherlands. Johannes, son of Thomas, had a daughter that married Jozef Cornelissen. One of their sons, Jaak, continued the brewery business.

The current manager Jef Cornelissen, grandson of Jaak, has been in charge of the Sint-Jozef Brewery since 1980. The brewery machinery have been updated in the 1980’s and in 1995 and now have brew capacity of 9 times 50000 litres.

I bought this unfiltered witbeer from Systembolaget in Kristianstad, Sweden at the price of 3 Euro for a 330ml bottle at 5%.

Light yellow to white in colour and just slightly unfiltered haziness.

Fine foam on the top of this medium sized head.

Sweet fruit and light hops in the aroma.

Low CO2, sweet fruit, more fruit and a long sweetness in the after taste.

Overall rating 78 / 100

Kronenbourg – 1664 Blanc

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Kronenbourg Brewery is a brewery founded in 1664 by Geronimus Hatt in Strasbourg, France. The company is owned by the Carlsberg Group.

I bought this unfiltered organic wheat beer from Systembolaget in Kristianstad, Sweden at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 330ml bottle at 5%.

Yellow to white in the colour.

The head disappears into almost nothing in a very short time.

Much hops, flowery fruit and almost like perfume in the aroma, too much and over the top.

Well balanced CO2, sweet flowery taste with a wheat after taste. Nothing to write home about and this is not my style at all.

Overall rating 68 / 100

Bèganti Kopa Witbier

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Švyturys brewery was established in 1784 and is by that the oldest brewery in Lithuania. The brewery was destroyed during 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 bought this unfiltered organic wheat beer from Systembolaget in Kristianstad, Sweden at the price of 2,5 Euro for a 330ml bottle at 4,5%.

Bright yellow in colour and a regular unfiltered hazy look.

Medium head with a fine top.

Sweet fruit and wheat in the aroma.

A lot of CO2, sweet fruit, light hints of spices and a slight bitterness in the after taste.

Overall rating 80 / 100