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.
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.
I bought this bio-dynamic wheat beer from a supermarket in Odense, Denmark at the price of 3 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,8%
Slightly hazy and yellow in the colour.
Large head with a fine foam on the top.
Good wheat and fruited aroma with pleasant notes to it.
Good full bodied taste that is in balance. Hops and wheat joins up in a nice play. Slightly too weak CO2. Some bitterness in the after taste. Biodynamic beer holds a special place in my heart, just next to the German Beer Purity law.
Hvide Sande Bryghus was established in 2018 by Niels Sangill. It is located at the harbour area of Hvide Sande in a building that used to house a fish packaging factory. Niels is born and raised in Hvide Sande and returned to produce good local brew.
I bought this 500 ml bottle at 5.0% at a restaurant in Hvide Sande, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro. This is a Danish take on a weissbier.
Thick and hazy orange in the colour.
Medium white head with a fine top. Disperses quickly into a thin layer.
Medium sweetness and fruit in the aroma, no particular notes stand out.
Soft tasting experience, good CO2 levels to accompany the sweet fruit that balances with some dark notes.
Ølgaard family brew is made on license by Midtfyns Bryghus on Fyn, Denmark. It is a fairly new brand on the scene of small home brewing companies that borrows equipment on the established breweries.
I bought this Christmas wheat brew at Carlsen’s Kvarter, a import beer beer bar since 1972, in Odense, Denmark. For a draft beer of 500 ml at 6.0% the price was 9 Euro.
Beautiful looking beer, orange and brown in the colour.
Small head with a fine foam.
Aroma comes off with a hops and christmas cookies to it, a bit to the weak side.
Faint wheat notes, powerful full bodied alcohol and warmth, becomes better as it goes from cold to room temperature. Let it rest for a bit if you buy this and get it served cold. But generally it is too neutral and should make more of itself.
The supermarket group in Denmark called COOP have re-released their brand “Pokal” in a new version, where it originally was a cheap and low quality beer, it is not targetted the growing market for special brews.
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 bought this biodynamic 500 ml bottle at 6% from a Danish supermarket at the price of 1.3 Euro. Good price for biodynamic.
Slightly orange tones in the yellow colour. Unfiltered with a light haziness.
Completely white foam on the big head, rough structure underneath a fine top.
Hoppy aroma with a delicious sweetness from the fruit notes and wheat.
Good CO2 level accompanying a fresh fruit taste. Good balance between the wheat and hops. Ends in a slightly bitter after taste.