Founded in 2012, Ugly Duck is a sub brand of the Danish brewery Indslev. Indslev brewery was established in 1897 by Frederik Christian Rasmussen. At some point the brewery was closed down, but in 2005 restored to former glory with brand new production equipment. The re-opening was made possible by Anders Busse Rasmussen, grand grand nephew of Frederik Christian Rasmussen.
I was given this 330 ml glass bottle wheat beer as a gift from a friend. It sports 4.2% alcohol, it brewed on license at Indslev Brewery, in Denmark.
Small head of fine foam, it disappeared faster than I could rate the look of the beer and its aroma.
Extremely fruited in the aroma, no clear wheat notes, but a heavy passion fruit feeling to it. I check the label at the back, passion fruit juice has been added to the beer. I am not a fan of adding flavor or aroma. I am a big fan of Germany’s Beer Purity Law.
Tinkling with citrus notes, bitterness and a heavy passion fruit taste does not play well with the lack of CO2. The overall taste picture comes off very raw, properly from the added salt, it just tries too hard to stand out and fails at being a good and solid beer.
Gundestrup dairy and brewery is located in Gundestrup, Fyn, Denmark. Gundestrup dairy was founded in 1888 and operated as a cooperative movement dairy up until 1983. In 2007 it was decided by the owner Jørgen Hoff that beer should also be brewed at the dairy.
I bought this apple wheat beer on a 500 ml bottle 5,5% at the price of 6 Euro in a cheese shop in Odense, Denmark.
Yellow to orange hazy beer with a thick flowing feel to it.
Great big head with a massive foam and fine bubbles.
Aroma comes off with a hoppy sweet fruit and a tickle of apples.
Low CO2, hoppy, light bitterness and a little sweetness in the after taste. The idea of adding 20% apple raw juice to the brew works well compared to other beers with added fruit juices, but its wheat part is underplayed and comes off a little too hoppy.
The brewery Skovlyst was founded in 2004 and is located in Hareskoven,Værløse, Denmark. Since the 2007 the large batches of beer is brewed on license in Poland. Only limited edition, draft beer and beer for the restaurant is still made at the brewery in Denmark.
I was given this beer as a gift, it can be bought in supermarkets in Denmark. It is a 330ml bottle at 2,7%.
Dark red, rosa and brown in the colour.
A low head that disappears into a thin layer.
Sour berries aroma with a hint of hops.
Dead CO2, the taste of forest berries is nauseating and lasts for what seems way too long and the hint of beer in the taste does nothing good for the combination.