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Lottrup – Hvede Ale

“Lottrup” is a brand belonging to the Royal Unibrew group, based in Faxe, Denmark. The Lottrup range of beers is a tribute to the original founder of the Ceres breweries, Malthe Conrad Lottrup, whose breweries are now a part of the Royal Unibrew group.

Not sure where I got this beer from, but I assume I bought it at the local supermarket. It comes in a 330 ml glass bottle at 4.8% alcohol.

It looks great with its hazy orange color and large head of coarse foam with a fine top. The head stays on the beer for the duration of drinking it.

Good sweet and balanced wheat notes in the aroma along with a few hints of fruit.

Good CO2 level with a good wheat taste, but a bit too thin in the combined taste picture. Slightly bitter in the after taste.

Overall rating 76 / 100

Ayinger – Urweisse

Ayinger brewery is located in Aying in Bavaria, Germany. The brewery was founded in 1877.

I bought this beer in a local wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 5 Euro for a 500 ml glass bottle at 5,8%.

Thick hazy brown and yellow notes in the color. No head or foam worth mentioning.

Good medium strength aroma with notes of wheat and fruit. Balanced and mild aroma.

Good CO2 level. Full of fruit taste, balanced with mild bitter and darkness notes. Darkness and bitterness dominates the after taste.

Overall rating 83 / 100

Albani Schiøtz – Nordisk Hvede Witbier

Albani Brewery is located in Odense, Denmark and was established in 1859 by three local business owners and of these the most famous is Theodor Schiøtz. Albani expanded in Odense and also bought up another nine breweries in Denmark over the course of almost 100 years. In 2000 Albani became a part of Royal Unibrew and remains there today.

I bought this 750 ml bottle at 4.3% in a supermarket in Odense, Denmark at the price of 4.5 Euro. A Nordic take on the witbier.

Good glow to the yellow beer, with deep orange notes to the colour.

Rough structured head with a fine foam on top, quickly disperses into a thin layer.

Medium sweet fruit in the aroma, no traces of the added rose hip or common juniper, perhaps a little yeast note is to be found.

Full bodied sweetness with a good balance to the CO2. Wheated notes, despite being a little too anonymous, makes it a good composition which only leaves me to wish for a longer after taste.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Hjort – Orange Weissbier

Hjort Brewery was founded by Carsten Hjort in 2015, in Nørresundby, Denmark. He started out brewing beer from his basement at home. Later on, some of the more popular beers are put in production at larger breweries.

I bought this biodynamic beer somewhere. I forgot. Its a 330 ml glass bottle at 5.1% alcohol.

Beautiful deep orange in the color with some red notes to it.

No head or foam worth mentioning.

Lovely sweet wheat aroma with powerful notes of fruit from the wheat.

Good CO2 level, good wheat and fruit combination, balances really well. Slightly darkness in the after taste, a bit too thin, could have been more powerful. That is some of the only critique there is.

Overall rating 87 / 100.

Hjort – Sebastian Belgisk Wit

Hjort Brewery was founded by Carsten Hjort in 2015, in Nørresundby, Denmark. He started out brewing beer from his basement at home. Later on, some of the more popular beers are put in production at larger breweries.

I bought this biodynamic beer somewhere. I forgot. Its a 330 ml glass bottle at 5% alcohol.

The beer is deep orange in the color with some brown notes to it.

Medium sized head with a coarse foam with a fine small bubbled top.

Aroma comes off with a fair strength. Dominated by hoppy fruits and citrus.

Powerful CO2 and the taste notes come out as single notes, not like a mixed picture. Perhaps a bit too perfume like in its wit’tyness.

Overall rating 80 / 100.

Thisted Bryghus – Thy Økologisk Hvede

Thisted Bryghus was founded in 1908 where it bought up the broke Thisted Aktiebryggeri that had existed for a mere 10 years before it had to close. The brewery is mainly owned by local people holding shares in the brewery. Thisted bryghus is located in Thisted in Denmark.

I received this Danish take on a weissbier, as a present form family, for my birthday. It is a biodynamic beer in a 500 ml glass bottle at 5% alcohol level.

It is a beautiful deep orange color with a medium sized head of foam. The head disperses quite quickly.

The aroma comes off with a medium strength wheaten and slightly sweet fruit notes.

Full bodied and balanced in the taste. Goes from wheat to banana in notes. A good overall sweetness and goes into a more regular wheat aftertaste. Not too sweet and not too bitter.

Overall rating 86 / 100.

Familienbrauerei Dinkelacker – Sanwald Hefeweissen

Sanwald Hefeweissen is brewed by Familienbrauerei Dinkelacker. Their history goes back 1861 in Stuttgard, Germany. The best known family members to have run the brewery is Carl Dinkelacker, Robert Leicht, David Sanwald and Ernst Immanuel Wulle.

I bought this beer at a bar called Carlsen’s Kvarter in Odense, Denmark. This 500 ml beer at 4.9% alcohol costs around 8 Euro.

Beautiful hazy and extremely deep orange in the color.

Large head with a fine foam on top, stays for a long while.

A good sweet fruit aroma, lots of notes on the banana side. Medium strength aroma.

Whole bodied, not full bodied. Great taste of wheated fruit notes and good balance between taste and CO2.

Overall rating 85 / 100

H.C. Andersen Brewery – Sommerhvede

H.C. ANDERSEN BREWERY was founded in 2016 by Steen Jensen, located in Odense, Denmark. Steen started out earlier in 2006 with self-brewing classes and brewery, for everyone to come in and brew their own beer/label in small quantities.

This is a wheat beer on a 500 ml glass bottle at 6% alcohol. This beer was given to me as a birthday gift from my family. This beer has snarled heather and orange added to it for aroma and flavor.

Medium sized head with a solid brown foam, it disperses into a thin layer that stays on the beer for a good while.

A beautiful brown beer with a orange shine to it, nice and hazy as a wheat beer should be.

The aroma comes off with a scent of darkness and a wine-like texture. Not so much fruit.

A well-balanced and full bodied tasting experience. Low CO2 plays well with the darkness, sweetness and the wheat. A small amount of citrus, malt and bitterness in the after taste. It should have been advertised as a Dunkel Weissbier, instead of just a wheat beer.

Overall rating 81 / 100

Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Weissbier

Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri is also known as Hofbrauerei, the German word for a brewery on a farm. It was founded in 2007 by Peter Zacho Hansen.

This Danish brewed Weissbier comes in a 330 ml glass bottle at 5.3% alcohol. I was given this beer as a birthday gift from my family.

No head and the foam that formed at pouring is gone in a second. A orange, hazy and very thick flowing weissbier.

Good aroma with sweet fruits and wheated aromas. A subtle banana scent tinkles at every whiff.

Low CO2 level, typical wheat notes and very little of the anticipated sweet fruits. A little too thin and the after taste is quickly over.

Brewing Weissbier outside of Bayern is a brave decision, as it will get rated against the best of the best of best beers!

Overall rating 77 / 100

Danevang – Hvedeøl

This biodynamic wheat beer comes in at 4.8% alcohol in a 500 ml glass bottle. It is brewed and bottled at Skanderborg Bryghus, but branded by North Retail. I was given this wheat beer as a birthday present by family.

Good head with fine structured foam. White and fluffy, staying for a good while.

Light yellow in the color with a solid haziness to it. Deeper yellow towards the top of the glass.

A, less than, medium strength aroma that comes off with notes of wheat and sweet fruits. Slight hints of bitter hops.

Good CO2 level with a fresh and bubbling wheated fruit in the taste. A little to the thin side and not bitter at all, but not sweet either. It lands somewhere in the middle and could perhaps be too anonymous. Good balance and refreshing.

Biodynamic / organic beers always get a plus more in my book. I want pure beer.

Overall rating 84 / 100