Monthly Archives: November 2018

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