Tag Archives: wheat

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

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

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.

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

Ugly Duck Brewing Co. – Vinyl Snob

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.

Overall rating 65 / 100

Skagen Bryghus – Aslaug

The brewery Skagen Bryghus was founded in 2005 in Skagen, Denmark. It is located in the building formerly used for the electricity generation for the city.

This is a wheat beer at 5.0% in a 500 ml glass bottle. I was given this wheat beer as a gift from family members, for my birthday, a proper birthday wish is wheat beer in all its wonderful different shades and forms.

Big head with a rough structure and fine foam top. A good and hazy yellow color with orange notes.

Fresh wheat in the aroma, comes off with a medium strength. Subtle notes of sweet fruit.

Good CO2 level with a fresh an fruity taste to it, rounds off with more dark notes and a slight bitterness. Can be enjoyed in very large sips, no need to hold back, possible good for thirst quenching. I could have wished for some more sweet notes and less hops in the after taste.

Overall rating 78 / 100

Perlenbacher – Patronus

Perlenbacher is a brand of the supermarket Lidl. It is brewed by Frankfurter Brauerei.

I received this beer as a birthday present from my family. It is a 500 ml bottle at 5.5% alcohol.

There is no head or foam worth mentioning.

The color is a deep orange with brown notes to it.

Good medium strength aroma with a sweetness of dried fruits and hints of wheat.

Good CO2 level which balances fine with the fruit notes. Sweet in the taste with a good play with the wheat notes. Full of life.

Overall rating 83 / 100.

Bryghuset Vendia – Haugbølle Hvede

The brewery named Bryghuset Vendia was founded in 2006 by Henning Gyldenberg Pedersen and Erik Lytzen. The brewery is owned by the local community through sale of shares. No-one owns more than 5% of the stock. Bryghuset Vendia is located in Hjørring, Denmark.

I bought this wheat beer in a local store on the Danish island Langeland. Its a 500 ml glass bottle at 4.8%

Nice big head, rough foam, slightly orange in the color. Disappears within a few minutes.

Slightly hazy and glowing orange color.

Medium strength fruit and sweet wheaten aroma.

Good Co2 level, full bodied sweet and wheaten taste, with an explosion of fruity notes. The after taste has a few notes of darkness about it. Good balance between the elements.

Overall rating 84 / 100