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.
Ø-bryg was founded in 2008 by Erik. In 2015 he opened Thurø Brewery at the small island of Thurø in Denmark.
I bought this 330 ml bottle at 4.5% from a gourmet food market in Svendborg, Denmark at the price of 5 Euro. Quite steep for a small beer, but from a new small brewery.
Yellow with orange tones in the colour.
Medium head that disperses into a thin layer rather quickly.
Spices and sweet fruit in the aroma with a surprisingly scent of barrel ageing.
High CO2 level makes it go full force with a mysterious hint of barrels from the spices and citrus. The fruit is deafened by the hops which however is not just a classic bitter wit, mysterious play and combination must be the keywords.
E.C. Dahls Brewery was founded in 1856 by Erich Christian Dahl in Trondheim, Norway. In 1966 the brewery merged with Aktiebryggeriet at Lademoen, where it is still located today.
I bought this Belgian inspired wit from Oslo Airport in Norway, the price was 4,5 Euro for a 330 ml bottle at 5,2%
Filtered beer with a light yellow colour and an ever so slightly haziness.
Small head with a rough structure. A thin layer of fine foam stays on the top.
Medium strength aroma that has a real delicious sweet fruit to it. Subtle but very inviting.
Powerful CO2, fresh, fruity and a tiny bit on the thin side. Shows no signs of bitterness or soapiness as some wit beer can. A good beer that is easy to drink and tastes great. After taste is faint but yet pleasing.
The Small Brewery (Det Lille Bryggeri) was founded in 2009 in Ringsted, Denmark. It is a micro brewery that is run as a one man business by the brewery himself.
I bought this beer at a local Christmas market in Odense, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500ml bottle at 7,9%. I bought it from the brewer himself that was at the market with his products.
A thick and very hazy yellow colour, it almost seems brown in it. Very porridge in its image.
Small head with a semi fine top.
Flowered with some fruit in the aroma.
Heavy CO2, flowers, fruit and goes straight into bock style with its massive sweetness. A good fusion beer that tries to land somewhere between bock, weissbier and wit and actually succeeds in doing so. It would have been perfect with some spiced play to the after taste.
Midtfyns brew house was founded in 2004 in Årslev, Denmark. It is a micro brewery that started out brewing beer on license from Scotland but since 2006 they have used their own recipes and develop their own new beers.
I bought this beer in a local wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 3,6 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%
A good looking orange unfiltered beer.
Head is absolutely non-existant.
The aroma comes off with light flowery and fruity notes.
Almost dead CO2, hops shines through the little fruit there is. No traces of sweet cherries in the taste, despite its name of being a wit with cherry added.