Yearly Archives: 2018

Quinta do Pego Colheita Porto 2007

I tasted this 750 ml bottle at 20% at a family dinner. It has a estimated price in Denmark of 34 Euro.

This Quinta do Pego Colheita 2007 was bottled in 2016.

Deep orange red colour.

Light sweet fruits in the aroma with a dominating alcohol.

Soft tannin with a okay balance to the fruit. After taste has a good sweet raisin which the slowly fades out.

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 a colheita.

Overall rating 84 / 100

Memminger Brauerei – Alpköning Hefe-Weizen

Memminger Brauerei comes from Ulmer in Bayern, Germany and dates back to 1897. It has a long history of different owners, names, joint ventures and it ends up as a privately owned brewery in 2003.

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

Beautiful unfiltered beer that has a thick flow to its orange colour.

Grand big head with a fine white foam top.

Good sweet fruit aroma with hints of wheat.

Good CO2, sweet fruit, full bodied, great balance. If only it had a longer after taste.

Overall rating 83 / 100

Schlossbrauerei Stein – Hefeweissbier Hell – Heinz vom Stein Der Wilde

The first mentions of this brewery is the Stein Tavern from 1489. The castle was built in 1845 and most of the brewery and castle was destroyed during 2nd world war. The brwery is today ran as the same company that founded in 1938, Schlossbrauerei Stein Wiskott GmbH & Co.

I bought this organic/biodynamic beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,9%

Beautiful orange unfiltered look and it is thick flowing.

Grand big head with a fine foam top.

Medium strength fruit aroma with a good wheat touch to it.

Good CO2, sweet and fresh in the taste. Good balance with the wheat and a lasting after taste.

Overall rating 85 / 100

Dow Vintage Port 2004 Quinta do Bomfim

Taste notes right after decanting

Perfect cork, not a single spot of mold or leaking. Some sediment in the bottle.

Thin blood red colour with heavy curtains in the glass.

Sweet fruit and some spices in the aroma, but dominated by alcohol.

Dry tannin, sweet grapes and with a young strength in the taste. Good after taste.

Suitable for maturing further.

Intermediate rating 84 /100

4 hours after decanting

Colour has changed for a darker red.

Still a dominating alcohol in the aroma, but also with a more dark spice to it.

Good warmth in the drink, balanced fruits, sweet raisins with a biting tannin.

Intermediate rating 88 /100

6 hours after decanting

Taste and aroma has gotten softer, sweeter and more accessible.

Overall rating 89 / 100

Meckatzer Löwenbräu – Urweizen

The brewery Meckatzer Löwenbräu goes back to 1738, the brewery was originally just named Löwenbräu but have to give up the name in the start of the 1900 hundred to the Munich brewery Brauerei Löwenbräu. Since 1853 the brewery has been owned by the Weiß family and today it is run by the 4th generation Michael Weiß.

I bought this beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

Very pleasing look with its unfiltered orange and red colour.

Gigantic head with a fine foam top.

Medium strength fruit aroma with a bit of play.

Fresh and sweet fruit in the taste. Medium CO2 and it has a short after taste of wheat notes and a tad of darkness.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Kösselbräu – Mariahilfer Weizen Dunkel

Kössel Bräu is located in Eisenberg-Speiden, Bavaria, Germany and is owned by Anton Kössel who also founded the brewery, destillery and guest house in 1992.

I bought this beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

Brown and orange in the colour with some red notes.

Medium sized head, takes colour from the beer, disappears.

Light dark fruit aroma.

Low CO2. Neither overly sweet or dark and wheated. More fresh, thin and slightly bitter. Malt in the after taste.

Overall rating 73 / 100

ABK – Dunkles Weizen

The breweries of Kaufbeuren, Germany dates back to the middle-age. ABK (Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren) was the most influential in 1799, where it was owned by the Walch family. It was introduced on the financial market as the first brewery in Bayern, in 1885. 

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

Dark brown in the colour and slightly hazy.

Medium size head with a fine foam top that disperses after a moment.

Good wheat and fruit aroma.

Powerful CO2, fruit and darkness in the taste. After taste has some sweet notes that come forward. A little too thin.

Overall rating 77 / 100

Flötzinger Bräu – Hefe-Weisse

Flötzinger brewery has roots back to 1543 in Rosenheim, Germany. The brewery sufferede great damages during many wars and plagues. In 1710 the brewery was owned by Georg Fletzinger from Ramerberg, Germany. Fletzinger is the name behind the Flötzinger brewery as it is known today. In 1864 the brewery is sold to Franz Steegmüller II and is to this day a private brewery owned and operated by the Steegmüller family.

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

Brown and muddy, a very hazy unfiltered beer.

Head is gone almost as fast as the beer is poured into the glass.

Medium strength sweet fruit aroma.

Big CO2 content, mostly wheat in the taste, not so sweet, slightly bitter in the after taste.

Overall rating 67 / 100

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein – Weissbier

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein was founded in Traunstein, Germany in the year of 1612 by the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I. The brewery was bought by Josef Sailer in 1896. In 1982 brewery Traunstein becomes the first brewery in the world to offer draught weissbier. The brwery is still owned and operated by the Sailer family.

Fun fact, in 1704 and 1851 buckets of beer was used to put out two large city fires in Traunstein.

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

Good looking unfiltered beer with a yellow/orange play in the colour.

Gigantic head with a fine foam on the top but a rough structure underneath. Stays on the beer for a long while.

Medium wheat notes in the aroma with a sweet hint.

Good CO2 balance, creamy wheat notes and a fresh fruit taste. After taste is good and ends in a bit of hops.

Overall rating 78 / 100

Schäffler Bräu – Weissbier

The brewery was built in 1868 in Missen, Germany by the Graßl family. In 1939 the family Schäffler got involved and since 1984 it has been under the control of the Graßl family.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Rough structured head that is gone in a moment.

Beautiful orange colour and unfiltered look.

Good sweet fruit in the aroma and it comes off with a suitable strength.

Fantastic fruit, powerful sweetness and still so balanced in the taste. Good CO2 and after taste.

Overall rating 87 / 100