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Svend’s Beer Log 2016 07



(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)

Viborg Bryghus – Tausen Brown Ale 3
Bryghuset Braunstein – Brown Ale 4
Ørbæk – Red 3
Fur – Frokost 4
Fur – Renæssance 4
Fur – Bock 3
Fur – Barley Wine 4
Mikkeller – Vanilla Shake 4
Thisted Bryghus – Goldings 3
Carlsberg – Jacobsen Dark Lager 2
Vestfyen – Willemoes Porter 4
Thisted Bryghus – Goldings 3
Carlsberg – Jacobsen Dark Lager 2
Vestfyen – Willemoes Porter 4
Paulaner – Hefe-Wessbier 3
Iki Beer – Yuzu 3
Mariestad’s – Export 2
Celt – Iron Age 3
Sigtuna – Organic Ale 2
Brooklyn – 1/2 Ale 3
St Erics – Session IPA 3
Wermlands Bryghus – Ale (weak) 2
Spendrups – Norrlands Guld 2
Robinsons – 9 Hop IPA 3
Nils Oscar – Bordsøl 2
Gotlands Bryggeri – Best Bitter 2
Grythyttans Bryghus – 117 Bohemian Lager 2
Wermlands Bryghus – Kaffestout 4
Brutal Brewing – Pistonhead Flat Tire 3
Young’s – Double Chocolate Stout 4
New Belgium – Fat Tire 4
Oppigårds – Amarillo 3

Wermlands Bryghus – Ale 3
Designbrew – Tres Belle Chic 3
Gotlands Bryggeri – Sitting Bulldog IPA 4
Dugges – High Five IPA 3
Great Divide Brewing Co – Yeti 4
Robinsons – Steam Lager 2
Oppigårds – Thurbo Stout 4
Gotlands Bryggeri – Sleepy Bulldog 4
Omnipollo – Nebuchadnezzar 5
Lade Gaards Brygghus – Lys Hvete 4
Mikro Bryggeriet Oslo – Twin Peaks 2
All In Brewing – Modern Classic 4
Nøisom – APA 3
Lagunitas – Pale Ale 3
Lade Gaards Brygghus – American Pale Ale 3
Sagene Bryggeri – Pale Ale 1.0 3
Sagene Bryggeri – Stout 1.0 3
Nøisom – Bringebær Og Chili 3
Mikro Bryggeriet Oslo – Twin Peaks 3
Brakspear – Oxford Gold 4
St Peter’s – The Saints (whisky beer) 3
Erdinger – Dunkel 3
Westmalle – Tripel 4
Viborg – Bocken 3
Thisted Bryghus – Boston 4
Brick By Brick – Unknown Shore 4
Hancock – Merry Christmas Happy New Year 3
Haandbryggeriet – Humlesus 5
Hoggleys – Mill Lane Mild 4
Haandbryggeriet – London Porter 3

Svend’s Beer Log 2016 05



(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)

De Jyske Bryghuse – Ale No 1 4
Purple Moose – Dark Side Of The Moose 5
Great Orme – Orme 3
Albani – Schiotz Gylden IPA 3
Wild Horse Brewing Co – Red Taffy Rye 3
Fuglsang – White Christmas 2
Skovlyst – NældeBryg 3
St Bernardus – Pater 6 3
Raasted Bryghus – Cascade IPA 4
Purple Moose – Decadence 5
Purple Moose – Merry X-Moose 5
Vestfyen – Willemoes Porter 4
Albani – Schiotz Mørk Mumme 3
Midtfyns Bryghus – Holm Santa Claus Ale 3
Dupont – Saison Dupont 4
Lindemans – Pecheresse 3
Mikkeller – 1000 IBU 2
Hornbeer – Black Magic Woman 3
Girardin – Gueuze White Label 3
De Molen – Bommen & Granaten 4
Oakham – Citra 4
Little Valley Brewery – Stage Winner 3
Thisted Bryghus – Seattle 3
Lord Conrad’s – Zulu Dawn 4
Moor – Sloe Walker 3
Hopshackle – Black Mule 4
Son Of Sid – Muck Cart Mild 4
Three Blind Mice – Milk Worm 4
Froth Blowers – Wellingtonian 4
Lacons – Dark Mild 4
Hammerton – Geist Weiss 3
Jo C’s – Norfolk Kiwi 5
Abstract Jungle – Pride 4
Mighty Oak – Oscar Wilde 5
Papworth – Mad Jack 4
Thornbridge – Colorado Red 4
Swannay – Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout 5
Abstract Jungle – Casual 4
Tring – Colley’s Dog 4
Moonshine – Heavenly Matter 4
Elgood’s – Coolship Blonde 3
Star – Meteor 4
Bank Top – Bad To The Bone 4
Lacons – Falcon 4
Bexar County – Scarecrow Army 5
Grain – Oak 3
Windsor & Eton – Red Rye 3
Bexar County – Oak Aged Papa Steve 3
Tiny Rebel – Dirty Stop Out 4
White Park – Dark 4
Goose Island – Goose IPA 4
Lincoln Green – Flevorium 3
Red – Orca 4
St Austell – Proper Job 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2016 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)

Skovlyst – BøgeBryg 2
Skagen Bryghus – Gårdnisse 4
Trolden – Box-car Honey Ale 4
Ørbæk – Julebryg 4
Skagen Bryghus – Gårdnisse 4
Vestfyen – Willemoes Stout 4
Indslev Bryggeri – Frederiks Jul 3
Midtfyns Bryghus – Santa Claus Ale 4
Midtfyns Bryghus – Wheat Christmas 3
Jacobsen – Saaz Blonde 3
Jacobsen – Brown Ale 2
Brains – Brains Black 4
Brewdog – Candy Kaiser 3
Wittekerke – Rosada 3
Royal Unibrew – Hvid X-Mas 2
Trolden – Steamtrain Stout 4
Belhaven – Twisted Thistle IPA 3
Brooklyn – Brown Ale 3
Carlsberg – Pilsner 1
Fur – Cascade 4
Ørbæk – American Style IPA 4
Midtfyns Bryghus – Santa Claus Ale 4
Albani – Schiotz Mørk Mumme 3
Ørbæk – Julebryg 5

Svend’s Beer Log 2015 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)

Albani – Schiotz Mørk Vinter Bock 3
Dupont – Monk’s Stout 3
Krenkerup – Juleøl 3
Royal Unibrew – Blå X-Mas 2
Ørbæk – Julebryg 4
Ørbæk – Dark Horse 4
Refsvindinge – Bistad Ale 3
Flensburger – Pilsner 2
St Austell – Big Job 4
Green King – St Edmunds Golden Ale 3
Tuborg – Grøn Tuborg 2
Carlsberg – Pilsner 2
Ørbæk – Tyr 4
Tuborg – Julebryg 2
Midtfyns Bryghus – Stout 4
Svaneke Bryghus – Grunge IPA 3
Bryghuset Braunstein – Winter Bock 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2015 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)

Les Brasseurs Savoyards – Biére Génépi 3
Ørbæk – Påske Bryg 3
Kongens Bryghus – Julemumme 3
Skagen Bryghus – Skawpåske 3
Little Valley Brewery – Stoodley Stout 4
Viborg Bryghus – Hærvejs Lyng 3
Raasted Bryghus – Mørk Påske Bryg 3
Thisted Bryghus – Påske Stenøl 3
Raasted Bryghus – Mørk Påske Bryg 4
Volfas Engelman – Rinktinis 3
Grimbergen – Dubbel 3
Yellow Dog – Easy Going IPA 4
Leffe – Blonde 3
Ørbæk – Fynsk Forår 3
St Peter’s – Honey Porter 4
Royal Unibrew – Classic 2
Black Rooster – We Are Back 4
Great Divide – Hibernation 3
Dry & Bitter – Ever Glow 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2015 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)


Crouch Vale – Amarillo 5
Brewfist – Heimdall 4
Thisted Bryghus – Maratime Porse 3
Thisted Bryghus – Påske Stenøl 3
Refsvindinge – Ale No 16 2
Bie’s/Viborg Bryghus – Væbner 3
Løkken Bryghus – Løkken Badehus 3
Løgstør – Muslinger Ale 4
Skagen Bryghus – Nordlys 3
Ugelris – Mørk Lager 4
Midtfyns Bryghus – Barley Wine 4
Midtfyns Bryghus – Chili Tripel 3
Hornbeer – Carribian Rum Stout 5
Ugly Duck – Højsaison 3
Tuborg – Julebryg 3
Badger – Tangle Foot 3
Arran – Guid Ale 4
Engel – Keller-dunkel 3
Keltek Cornish Brewery – Piste Basher 3
Brasserie Du Mont Blanc – La Violette 3
Le Pub Irlandais – M.U.D. 4
Pelforth – Blonde 2
Brasserie Du Mont Blanc – La Blanche 3
Keltek Cornish Brewery – Piste Basher 4
Bec Jaune – Belge Dubbel 4
Bec Jaune – Export Stout 5
Cimes – Hors Piste 3
Léman – Speed King 3
Caracole – Biére Ambrée 4
Leffe – Blonde 3
De 5 Gårde – Falle 4
Willemoes – Belgisk Ale 3
Svaneke Bryghus – Brown Ale 3
Bryghuset Braunstein – Påske Bryg 3
Willemoes – Kyst Til Kyst 3
Willemoes – Belgisk Ale 3
Thisted Bryghus – Seattle (American Coffee Stout) 3
Indslev Bryggeri – Påske Hvede 3
Ærø – Påske Ale 3
Vestfyen – Pokal Classic 2
Skagen Bryghus – Exner (rye stout) 4
Skagen Bryghus – Skawpåske 3

De 5 Gårde – Falle – Beer Review

Falle, a refreshing beer from De 5 Gaarde

Falle, a refreshing beer from De 5 Gaarde


When I took my first sip of this refreshing, light ruby red beer from De 5 Gårde, I was a bit underwhelmed. I thought it lacked both flavour and aftertaste. But then after a couple of gulps everything changed. An initially subtle sweetness became more pronounced, backed by a gentle caramel maltiness and followed by a fresh hoppy finish. Towards the end of the beer, I was loving it. I give it 4 out of 5.

I bought this in Kvickly, in Aabyhoej. If you would like to get a bottle for yourself, you might be able to find it in your local Kvickly or Coop shop.

Svend’s Cider Blog 2014

I thought I should log the ciders and perries I drink as well as the beers, but they ought to go on a separate list. So I’m writing this now. As I don’t drink as many, I’ll just do one post per year.

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

Farmer Jim’s – Dry Cider 4
La Cantina – La Cantina Reserve 4
Samuel Smith – Cider Reserve 3
Westons – Haze Cider 2
Marble – Lagonda IPA 4
Farmer Jim’s – Farmyard Fruits 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2014 05


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

Latimer Ales – Dark Mild 4
Ministry Of Beer – Red Tape 3
Froth Blowers – Monsoon Mild 3
Beowulf – Dark Raven 3
Acorn – Butter Bump 3
Black Country Ales – Pig On The Wall 3
Toll End – Little Devil Stout 3
Wentworth – Imperial Ale 2
Burton Bridge – XL Mild 3
Sambrooks – Archer Mild 3
Tring – Kotuku 4
Colchester – Metropolis 4
Titanic – Firkin Mild 4
Banks’s – Mild 3
Oakham – Citra 4
Bath – Gem 4
Signature Brew – Sssnakepit 3
Shiny Brewing Co – New Wheels 3
Hambleton – Yorkshire Best Bitter 3
To Øl – By Udder Means 4
Five Points Brewing – Five Points Pale 4
Hopback Brewery – Entire Stout 4
Kent Brewery – Altered States 3
The Brewery – Newcastle Brown Ale 3
Ilkley Brewery – Mary Jane 4
Andwell Brewing Co – Red IPA 3
Fyne Ales – Vital Spark 5
BlackBar – Longhair BPA 3
Tom Smith Ales – Tom’s Tipple 4
Burning Sky – Plateau 3
Lord Conrad’s – Zulu Dawn 3
Crafty Beers – Sauvignon Blonde 3
Goldmark – Ebony Mild 3
Crafty Beers – Mild Mannered 4
Enville – Ginger 3
Fat Cat – Meow Mild 4
Golden Triangle – Red Square 3
B & T – Shefford Mild 3
Highland – Orkney Best 3
Kissingate – Gardenia Mild 3
Shalford – 1913 Mild 4
Poppyland – Stewkey Gose 2
East London – Orchid 4
Bexar County – Texas Pecan Coffee Mild 3
Bank Top – Dark Mild 4
Brentwood – Marvellous Maple Mild 4
Broughton – Greenmantle 3
New Plassey – Midnight Mild 4
Mighty Oak – Oscar Wilde 4
Elgood’s – Black Dog 4
Dominion – A Mild With No Name 3
Castor – Castorware 3
Milton – Medusa 3
Son Of Sid – Muck Cart Mild 4
Greene King – XX Mild 2
Harveys – Prince Of Denmark 3
Great Heck – Black Jesus 4
Fyne Ales – Highlander 3
Adnams – Cambridge Beer Festival Special 4
Ørbæk – Hunting Beer 4
Willemoes – Belgisk Ale 3
Rækker Mølle – Sorte Per 3
Ørbæk – Dark Horse 4
Pivovar – 1795 Dark 3
Havant – Forgotten 4
Flipside – Farthing Mild 3
Wolf – Woild Moild 3
Goddards – Scrumdiggity Bitter 3

Beowulf – Dark Raven review

Going through a list of 16 Ales on at The Wellington, Birmingham, looking them all up to see if there were other milds than the tellingly named Monsoon Mild, I was beginning to lose hope towards the end. However, number 16 was the Dark Raven from Beowulf, and their website explained that it was a traditional mild. It sounded promising and when I saw it poured it increased my expectations. It was a deep brown with a nicely tan head. The smell added to the joy, with sweet roasted and caramel overtones. The only slight disappointment, helped on by the now very high expectations, was the taste. While it had some roasted caramel and fruity characteristics, it was dominated by a bitterness that I felt was drowning out the best parts of its flavour. Maybe it is just too strong at 4.5%. It’s still a nice beer, but after seeing and smelling it, though before taking my first sip, I thought it might have been one of my favourites. It is not. There’s a long way from this to a Welsh Black (Great Orme) or Oscar Wilde (Mighty Oak). However, I’m glad of every new mild I discover, not least during Mild Month May.