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Svend’s Beer Log 2017 10

(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Skagen Bryghus – Skovnisse 3
Skagen Bryghus – Gårdnisse 4
Skagen Bryghus – Bundgarn 4
Rodenbach – Grand Cru 3
Founders – Kentucky Breakfast Stout 5
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Best Bitter 5
Mikkeller – Mosaic 3
People Like Us – Hell’s Saison 3
Brouwery Bosteels – Tripel Karmeliet 5
Brekeriet – Sour & Salt 4
Brouwerij De Molen – Hamer & Sikkel 5
To Øl – Tropical Rumble 3
Brew42 – Sorachi-san 4
Humleland – Dobbelt 3
Bad Luck Brewing Co – Bad Ass Rye IPA 4
Øllebryg – Unzip The Barley Wine #4 3
Humlepraxis – Hærvejs Røg 4
Humleland – Equibrett 4
Ø-Bryg – Brown Ale 5
TeeDawn – New Ale Cut 3

Svend’s Beer Log 2017 04



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Kazematten – The Wipers Times 4
Gueuzerie Tilquin – Mure Tilquin A L’Ancienne 4
Van Eecke – Poperings Hommel Bier 4
St Bernardus – Abt 12 4
West Vleteren – 12 5
Great Orme – Welsh Black 5
Tring – Brock Bitter 4
Ølleriet Håndgjow – Viking Ale 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2017 03



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Albani – Schiotz Mørk Mumme 2
Anchor – Liberty Ale 3
Blackberry Farm – Winter Saison 4
Hitachino Nest – White Ale 4
Damm – Voll-Damm Doble Malta 2
La Pirata – Black Block 4
Hzt1l – Guetto Blackster 4
Quer – Chili Vs Mango 5
Barcelona Beer Co – Barcelona Beer 3
Barcelona Beer Co – La Niña Barbuda 4
San Miguel – Especial 2
NaparBCN – Eternal Summer 4
NaparBCN – Birthday Blues 4
NaperBCN – Bass And Distortion 4
NaperBCN / Collabs Brewery – T.O.C #10 Tote Tante 4
Naparbier – Fawkes 4
Hanssens Artisanaal – Oudbeitje 4
Refsvindinge – Ale No 16 3
Achel – Bruin 4
Brewdog – Dead Pony Club 4
Staropramen – Staropramen 3
Stone – IPA 3
Westmalle – Dubbel 4
Carlsberg – Jacobsen Saaz Blonde 3
Kloster Bryggeriet – Jule Stout 4
Sorø Bryghus – Knud Jul Julebryg 3
Refsvindinge – Ale No 24 3
Gösser – Märzen 2

Svend’s Beer Log 2017 02



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Leffe – Blonde 3
Tuborg – Rå 2
BeerBliotek – Book Of Records 4
Fermentoren – Deez Nuts 4
Fermentoren – Yippee IPA 4
To Øl – Snowball 3
Dry & Bitter – Christian Bale Ale 4
Ugly Duck – IPA Amarillo & Citra 4
Ugly Duck – Miami Vice 4
Trappistes – Rochefort 8 5
Thisted Bryghus – Gent 3
Ugly Duck – Obama IPA 4
Thisted Bryghus – Pilgrim 4
Kloster Bryggeriet – Jule Stout 4
Tuborg – Julebryg 3
Beerbliotek – A Passion For Gingers 4
Beavertown – 8 Ball Rye IPA 4

Thornbridge – Days Of Creation 4
Rocket Brewing Co – Currant Moon 3
Stigbergets Bryggeri – American Pale Ale 5
Gigantic Brewing Co – Hearts + Stars 3
To Øl – Sur Centennial 4
To Øl – Sur Galaxy 4
Brewdog – Dead Pony Club 3
Moor Beer Co – Revival 4
Milton Brewery – Dionysus 4
Moonshine – Shelford Crier 3
Elgood’s – Black Dog 4
Greene King – Old Speckled Hen 2
The Kernel – Pale Ale Mosaic 4
Harviestoun – Old Engine Oil 4
Samuel Smiths – Organic Chocolate Stout 4
Elgood’s – Hughes Ale 4
Timothy Taylor – Landlord 3
Tring Brewery – Side Pocket For A Toad 4
Crafty – Mild Mannered 4
Animal Brewing Co – Polar Bear 3
Moonshine – Heavenly Matter 4
Thornbridge – I Love You Will U Marry Me 3

Svend’s Beer Log 2017 01



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Batemans – Rosey Nosey 3
Widmer Brothers – Brrr 4
Abbaye Des Rocs – Bruin 4
Brouwerij Het Anker – Gouden Carolus 4
Raasted – Buur 4
Royal Unibrew – Blå X-Mas 2
Det Lille Bryggeri – Hr Skovs Vinterbryg 4
Harboe – Dansk Julebryg 3
Ørbæk – Brygværket Vild Hvede 4
Ørbæk – Brygværket Herlig Humle 4

Wychwood Brewery – Bah Humbug 4
Harviestoun – Bitter And Twisted 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Jule-Saison 4
Vestfyen – Willemoes Glutenfri 3
Raasted – 10 Belgian Redhead 4
Ugly Duck – Foxy Brown 5
De 5 Gaarde – Tido 3

Svend’s Beer Log 2016 12



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

By The Horns Brewing Co – Stiff Upper Lip 4
Stod Fold – Gold 3
Bristol Beer Factory – Enigma 3
Mighty Oak – Oscar Wilde 4
Weird Beard – Cranberry Christmas Stout 4

Redemption – Hopspur 4
Kent – Pale 3
One Mile End – Great Tom Mild 4
Milton Brewery – Iris 3
Milton Brewery – Dionysus 4
Windsor And Eton – Windsor Knot 3
Darkstar – American Pale Ale 5
Arundel Brewery – Sussex Gold 4
Long Man Brewery – Rottingdean Smugglers 5
Mikkeller – A Red & White Christmas 3
Refsvindinge – Mors Jule Stout 3
Randers Bryghus – Meri Kurisumasu 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Jule-Saison 4
Siren Craft Brew – Vermont Tea Party 5
Carlsberg – Kongens Bryghus Julemumme 2
Brunehaut – Wit 2
Purple Moose – Whakahari 4
Aass Bryggeri – Vellagret Juleøl 3
Ægir – Ylir Julebrygg 3
Skanderborg Bryghus – Brown Ale 3
Skanderborg Bryghus – Steam 3
Nighting Ale – Christmas Beer 2016 4
Rügener Insel Brauerei – Baltic Stout 4
Tiny Rebel – You Snows It 4
Chimay – Blue 4
Westmalle – Tripel 3
Thisted Bryghus – Julefred 3
Thisted Bryghus – Jule Stenøl 3
Ørbæk – Julebryg 4
Vestfyen – Willemoes Porter 4
Coisbo Beer – Brooklyn Fall 4
Ørbæk – Brygværket Vild Hvede 3
Fuller’s – Old Winter Ale 3
Skagen Bryghus – Gårdnisse 4
Quilmes – Quilmes 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Jule-Saison 4
Hornbeer – Caribbean Rum 4
Hornbeer – Grisk 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Sommerdrømme 3
Bryghuset Braunstein – Porter 4
Vestfyen – Willemoes Jule Ale 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – IPA 3
Svaneke – India Pale Ale 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Jule-Saison 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Jule-Bock 4
Bryggeriet Braunstein – Brown Ale 4
Fur – Barley Wine 4
Ørbæk – Brygværket Mørk Malt 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2016 11



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Grimbergen – Brassin De Noël 3
Bryghuset Braunstein – Porter 4
To Øl – Black Bauble 3
Hornbeer – Julehumle IPA 4
Mikkeller – Santa’s Helper 4
Ugly Duck – Ugly Christmas 4
Mikkeller – Ris A La M’Ale 4
Ørbæk – Ekstra Julebryg 3
Thisted Bryghus – Julefnug 3
Thisted Bryghus – Juleren 3
Raasted Bryghus – Mørk Påske Bryg 3
Randers Bryghus – Meri Kurisumasu 5
Randers Bryghus – Midnight Oil 4
Brøckhouse – Julebryg 3
Fuller’s – Old Winter Ale 3
Corsendonk – Christmas Ale 3
Ugly Duck – Hoppy Christmas 4
Tuborg – Rød 2
Leffe – Bruin 3
Bryghuset Braunstein – Viking IPA 3
Ørbæk – IPA 4
Ørbæk – Fynsk Forår 4
Yellow Dog – IPA 3
Leffe – Bruin 3
Tuborg – Julebryg 2
Albani – Julebryg 2
Brew42 – Zesty Yuletide 3
Mikkeller – Ris A La M’Ale 3
Brøckhouse – Julebryg 3
Brewdog – Hoppy Christmas 3
Schneider Weisse – Aventinus Eisbock 4
Stone – Xocoveza 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2016 10



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

​St Bernardus – Abt 12 3
Allgates – Half Devil 4
Great Orme – Atlantis 4
Caffle Brewery – Catchy Pole 4
Tomos A Lilford – Cwrwgl 4
Black Bar – Black Light 5
Brandon Brewery – Saxon Gold 4
Crafty Beers – Wilbraham 3
Skagen Bryghus – Michael Ancher 4
Skagen Bryghus – Gl Skagen 3
Skovlyst – Oktoberfest 3
Skagen Bryghus – Skawskum 4
Midtfyns Bryghus – Rough Snuff 2 4
Fur – Frokost 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Saison 4
Syndicatet/Agile – Blegfisen 5
Ayinger Altbairisch – Dunkel 4
Munkebo/Agile – Sort Smoothie 4
Garage Beer – Beerslinger 4
Humleland – Inde I Mørket 4
Founders – Centennial IPA 3
Leffe – Bruin 3
Ørbæk – Blonde Abbey Ale 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2016 09



(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Virklund Bryghus – Mørk Hvede 5
Einstök – Toasted Porter 4
Einstök – White Ale 2
Einstök – Arctic Pale Ale 3
Grauballe – Lone Ranger 4
St Austell – Proper Job 4
Nighting Ale – To Øl Goliat 4
Franziskaner – Weissbier 3
Grauballe Bryghus – Røde Kristian 3
Jopen – Northsea IPA 3
Grauballe Bryghus – Middelalder Bryg 4
Refsvindinge – Ale No 16 3
Leffe – Bruin 3
Evil Twin – Femme Fatale 4
Evil Twin – Biscotti Break 4
Raasted Bryghus – Buur 3
Raasted Bryghus – Cascade IPA 2
Grauballe Bryghus – Sort Sol 3
Purple Moose – Glaslyn Ale 4
Wye Valley – Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale 3

Øllets Dag (Day of Beer)

Today is Øllets Day in Denmark. It means “Day of Beer”, and it takes place every year on the first Saturday of September. It’s not an event I was aware existed until just a few days ago. We read that there was something like a beer festival at the English pub in Kolding, which is a couple of hours away on the train. We’d made plans to go there, but just yesterday we discovered that a similar event would be held at a local wine and beer shop near where we live. So we went there instead.

We had not expected much. Probably just a few samples by the shot, with a push to sell bottles. However, it was very different. Half a dozen members from the local branch of the Danish Beer Enthusiasts (De Danske Ølentusiaster) were lined up along a row of tables, with 43 bottles of beer from Denmark, Belgium, England, Norway and USA. They were all very welcoming, and it was made clear that you could try as many of the beer as you liked, even all of them. And at no point was a sale pushed, even though there were order forms available to fill out if there were any of the beers you liked.