Saturday, 6 February 2010

Danish Beers

We had quite a few at NWAF and I picked three at random to enhance my (almost) non existent home drinking experience.

Here they are and don't they look interesting? If anyone knows anything about these, do let me know. I'll let you know how I get on with them, probably sometime in the next few years.

OK - I will try and make it sooner, but my track record isn't good.

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ZakAvery said...

I tried a few beers from Svaneke at the Copenhagen beer festival in 2008, and met the brewer. I was impressed that when I asked him which beer he was most proud of, he forsook his imperial stout and very good American-style pale ale for his Sejlor Ol (Sailor Beer), a 3.5%abv lager that you can drink all day and still be able to sail a yacht.

The label is in the shape of the island of Bornholm, which has such a romantic attachment for the Danes that, in the words of the Svaneke brewer "you could stick a picture of it on a piece of shit and the Danes would buy it".

I liked him and his beers.

Barry M said...

I've tried the Svaneke Stout and their Choko Stout. Neither really did it for me, with the former being a little sugary, and the latter being more like cherries. Weird. Still, wouldn't stop me trying more of their stuff!

Cooking Lager said...

I drank a delicious crisp Danish beer recently. It had a sweetness on the back of the tongue and a delicacy of hop. Carlsberg Export I think it was called. Try one.

Tandleman said...

You mean a crisp Northampton beer I think Cookie.

Gazza Prescott said...

Svaneke are pretty decent beers from the half dozen I've had, nothing to get a Ratebeerian frothing but I've liked them all in a kind of easy-going, malty way.

Denmark is one of the foremost European brewing countries at present if you like hops...!

jefffrane said...

Drag them with you in April and we'll "analyze" them for you.

Anonymous said...

kro 2 by the bbc have a Danish beer tasting night this Wednesday
from 8pm beer & food & talk ? £20 or £22 on the door