Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kiuchi Brewery – Kitachino Nest – White Ale

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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

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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

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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 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

Weltenburger – Hefe-weissbier Dunkel

 

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The Weltenburger monastary is founded around year 617 on the southern banks of the Danube river in Bayern, Germany. The brewery was built in 1050 which makes it the 2nd oldest brewery in the world. This day today there is 14 monks living at the Weltenburger monastary.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%.

Deep brown colour with a thick and hazy look.

Medium sized head with a fine top.

Medium aroma with fresh darkness and sweet fruit.

Good CO2, good balance between the dark and the fruit. Long after taste with a sweet fruit.

Overall rating 82 / 100

Kuchlbauer Sportsfreund Leichte Dunkle 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 a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 2,8%.

Brown to deep orange in the colour, nice and smooth hazy look.

Big head with a fine top.

Medium darkness and caramel in the aroma with a sweet fruit alongside.

Good CO2, dark and lightly fruited, a little too thin in the taste.

Overall rating 74 / 100

Kuchlbauer 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 a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Good looking deep yellow going to orange in the colour.

Big head with a fine top, slowly disappears as the beer is consumed.

Lightly fruited aroma with a sweetness.

Good CO2, sweet and delicious fruit, feels good in the mouth, full bodied and balanced. Some banana in the after taste.

Overall rating 85 / 100