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Brewery Dupont – blanche du Hainaut

Brewery Dupont originates back to 1920 where Louis Dupont was given the old farm-brewery Rimaux-Deridder dating back from 1759, from his father Alfred Dupont. Louis had not children and his nephew Sylva Rosier. Sylva’s son Marc Rosier managed the brewery from 1964 to 2002. Since 2002, Olivier Dedeycker has succeeded his uncle Marc Rosier as the Director of the family brewery and therefore represents the fourth generation of this brewers’ family.

I got this unfiltered wheat beer as a gift, it was bought in a beer shop in Copenhagen, I do not know the price for this 250 ml bottle at 5,5%.

Light yellow colour and only slightly hazy, not a beer large enough to be served in a weissbier glass.

Medium head with a rough structure but a fine foam on top.

Good fresh and  fruity in the aroma, with a good scent of banana to it.

Powerful CO2, good fruit, fresh, wheat and some banana in the delicate, not to powerful taste. A good and fresh wheat beer. Bonus points for being organic / biodynamic.

Overall rating 83 / 100

Neumarkter Lammsbräu – Weisse Alkoholfrei

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The first written reference is from 1628 with the mention of the inn “Zum Goldenen Lamm”, that translates to The Golden Lamb, located in Neumarkt, Germany.

In 1800 the brewery was bought by the Ehrnsperger family and in 1845 the brewery Neumarkter Lammsbräu was founded. Since 1977 they have been brewing bio-dynamic beers and developed the concepts up through almost 40 years and have received numerous awards for their caring for the environment.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 0,0%.

Good looking hazy orange beer.

Large head with a fine top.

Medium aroma with a scent of wheat and vegetables.

Good CO2, a fresh wheat taste with a light fruit, more in the after taste. Bio-dynamic / organic beer. But still a off from missing alcohol.

Overall rating 75 / 100

Braumanufaktur Forsthaus Templin – Weizen

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In southern Germany in Potsdam near the Templiner lake is the brewery Braumanufaktur Forsthaus Templin. Founded in 2007 by brewer Jörg Kirchhoff and Thomas Köhler and producing bio-dynamic beers.

I bought this beer at Torvehallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark at the price of 4,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,8%.

Thick flowing porridge structure and real good looking orange in the colour.

A head that disappears just as fast as you can pour the beer into the glass.

Light sweet fruit in the aroma.

Good CO2, full bodied sweet fruit with a long and pleasant after taste. Biodynamic / organic beer.

Overall rating 85 / 100

Schneider Weisse – Tap 4 – Mein Grünes

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Georg I Schneider was the creator of the Schneider Weisse Original recipe, which is still used today. Two-hundred years ago, wheat beer could only be brewed by the Bavarian royal family in their breweries. In 1872, King Ludwig II discontinued brewing wheat beer due to a steady decline in sales.

Georg I Schneider was sold the exclusive right to brew wheat beer. Today, Georg VI Schneider is running the brewery in Kelheim, which the family acquired in 1927 and has remained the Schneider Weisse brewery to this day. It is the oldest wheat beer brewery in Bavaria. Wheat beer has been brewed there without interruption since its founding in the year 1607.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 6,2%.

Beautiful orange colour and very coarse haziness.

Small head that is gone in a short moment.

Fresh and hoppy aroma with a sweet fruit to it.

Medium CO2, flowery like a spring field in peak, sweet fruit and some slight bitter hops in the after taste. Organic beer which is a plus but it is also in the sharp end of the flower taste scale.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Little Valley Brewery – Hebden’s Wheat

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Little Valley Brewery is a family-run business founded in 2005. All the beers are brewed, bottled and branded high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, just outside Hebden Bridge. It was founded by master brewer Wim van der Spek and co-owner Sue Cooper. All their products are 100% organic / biodynamic.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 4 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,5%.

Orange going to yellow in the colour, real hazy.

A large and rough head that quickly retracts to almost nothing.

A medium strength aroma that comes off with a fresh, sweet and hoppy fruit.

A lot of CO2 is released and it is a very active beer. Sweet wheat and very bitter hops. Not so spiced as a wit but more with a taste along the lines of citrus. Biodynamic beer.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Hornbeer – Dark Wheat

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Hornbeer is a farmhouse brewery founded in 2008 of Gunhild and Jorgen Fogh Rasmussen. Jorgen has had brewery as a hobby for more than ten years. The first brewery was very small, only 300 liter batch. 30th July 2008, only 3 months after opening, the brewery burned down to the ground.

A building was changed from garage to brewery. New and second hand equipment from the whole world was collected. In January 2009 the new brewery was ready for the first brew. 6 years later, the production is around 2000 hl/year. You can find among 30 different beers from the brewery.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Simply put, a black beer.

Small head that quickly disappears.

Darkness and wheaty fruit in the aroma.

Good CO2, darkness, caramel, sweet fruit, slightly spiced in the after taste. A extremely dark dunkel beer. Biodynamic / organic beer.

Overall rating 80 / 100

Herslev Bryghus – Hvedeøl

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Tore Jørgensen founded Herslev Bryghus in 2004 in the buildings belonging to the old farm Toftegaard in Herslev, Denmark. He has been involved in wine production and micro breweries since 1998.

I bought this unfiltered organic wheat beer from the supermarket Irma in Copenhagen, Denmark at the price of 4 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 5%.

Orange and yellow in colour and a regular unfiltered haziness.

No head at all, any foam disperses instantly.

Delicious and sweet fruit aroma, a real inviting pleasure.

A lot of CO2, a very active beer, good full bodied fruit taste and only a slight wheat and bitterness to the after taste. A very good organic wheat beer!

Overall rating 89 / 100

Ørbæk bryggeri – KORS ØØLL

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Ørbæk brewery was founded in 1906 by the Madsen family but was sold off in the late 1970’s. Due to heavy competition from larger breweries the brewery kept changing hands until it closed down for good in the early 1990’s. In 1996 Niels and Nicolai Rømer bought and restored the brewery to its former glory and is today producing organic juice and beers on the original brewery equipment.

KORS ØØLL is made in cooperation with Nyborg castle museum to try and make a beer as the one drank by the Johannenite order.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the reasonable price of 4 Euro for a 750 ml bottle with a strength of 7,5%.

The medium dark beer fills the glass, a heavy aroma of caramel and darkness is apparent.

The head is subtle and just covers the beer.

Taste is heavy, dark, middleage like, caramel and with a flat CO2 as expected from such a beer. It really hides its 7,5% alcohol so well that it goes unnoticed. The after taste have a funny tinkling to it.

Did they succeed in brewing a beer like in the middleages, I do not know. But they succeeded in making a good beer that deserves to be tried out, especially to the price. Not to mention it is organic, a big plus in my book!

Overall rating is 80 / 100

Brygværket – Vild hvede

Brygværket came into this world in 2012 as the result of the distributor One Pint and the brewer Christian Andersen’s cooperation. Christian Andersen delivers the recipes and the beer is brewed at Ørbæk brewery in Denmark.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 2,66 Euro for a 500 ml bottle with a strength of 5%.

The colour is a full yellow and this unfiltered beer have the look of a fog in the glass. There is only little sediment in the bottle to swirl around and add to the glass.

The head structure is rough and quickly disappears into almost nothing, I would wish the head would stay longer.

The taste is a strong fruitful one where the hint of yeast almost goes unnoticed. Aroma is strong and this beer is different. The beer is everything that the brewer promises on the bottle.

The barley malt is organic and is a step on the way to a completely organic beer.

Overall rating is 80 / 100

Bryghuset Braunstein – Økologisk hvede

This organic wheat beer comes from a private owned micro brewery located at Koege in the Denmark. The micro brewery is from 2011 and is run by two brothers that also own it. They try to target a smaller market with their special beers and especially their organic beers.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the of 1,75 Euro for a 330 ml bottle with a strength of 5%.

The colour is almost dark orange brown from the heavy amount of sediment in this unfiltered beer. This does not look as delicious as I would hope for.

The head structure is light bubbles that quickly disappears into a thin layer.

There is a large amount of sediment on the bottom of the bottle and you have to swirl it good to get it all out.

A good fruity and fresh taste, it is really well balanced in its taste and the aroma have a hint of yeast. This positive experience only lasts till the bottom of the glass, the heavy sediment falls quickly leaving a sour taste of yeast. I would advise on throwing out the last bit in the glass and then enjoy a good beer, but never finish it.

Colour is not too appealing to me, taste and aroma is really satisfying but I do not like to advise on throwing out beer when it comes from a small and expensive bottle. Organic beer brewing is a plus for doing something good for us humans, I like that and this is also what saves this beer its rating. 

Overall rating is 80 / 100