Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kiuchi Brewery – Kitachino Nest – White Ale


Kiuchi Brewery is a brewery in Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1823 by village headman Kiuchi Gihei as a sake and shochu producer. Craft beer production began in 1996 after a change in Japanese law governing micro brewing.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 4,5 Euro for a 330 ml bottle at 5,5%.

White to light yellow in the colour and slightly hazy.

Small head that quickly disappears.

Light hops and sourish aroma.

Light CO2, sweet and fresh fruit with a sourish finish, some wheat in the after taste.

Overall rating 73 / 100

Det Lille Bryggeri – Hvid Vinter


The Small Brewery (Det Lille Bryggeri) was founded in 2009 in Ringsted, Denmark. It is a micro brewery that is run as a one man business by the brewery himself.

I bought this beer at a local Christmas market in Odense, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 7,9%. I bought it from the brewer himself that was at the market with his products.

A thick and very hazy yellow colour, it almost seems brown in it. Very porridge in its image.

Small head with a semi fine top.

Flowered with some fruit in the aroma.

Heavy CO2, flowers, fruit and goes straight into bock style with its massive sweetness. A good fusion beer that tries to land somewhere between bock, weissbier and wit and actually succeeds in doing so. It would have been perfect with some spiced play to the after taste.

Overall rating 80 / 100

Midtfyns – Holm – Wheat Christmas


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 super market called Kvickly in Odense, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,6%. Top of label is unfortunately missing.

A fine looking yellow that is thick and hazy.

Exploding right from the opening, the glass had to be put in place at lightning speed not to spill it. Gigantic head with a fine top.

Powerful fruit with good sweetness in the aroma. Slightly bitter from the hops but very inviting.

Heavy CO2 and a good balance between fruit and hops, spiced notes and after taste is dominated by the hops. A good wheat beer that certainly makes one think of a good wit.

Overall rating 86 / 100