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 bought this 500 ml bottle at 3.5% in a supermarket in Odense, Denmark at the price of 2.5 Euro. It is a light wheat beer.
Good glow to the red and orange beer, with deep brown notes to the colour.
Small head that quickly disperses into a thin layer.
Fresh fruit and dark notes in the aroma, a good mix of the wheat and dark christmas tones of the roasted ingridients.
Dominating wheat in the taste with a slightly underplayed CO2 level, along with the soft and dark character it can come off a little flat. Expected for a christmas beer, but not a light wheat beer. Short after taste with a bit of bitterness in it.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.