Svend’s Beer Log 2021 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)

Sawmill Brewery – Vintage Ale 2020 4
Garage Project – Red Zep 4
Double Vision Brewing – Juice Cinda 5
Tuatara – ITI Little Pale Ale 3
Furtune Favours – The Beachcomber 4
Fortune Favours – The Trialist 5
Fortune Favours – The Wellingtonian 4
Fortune Favours – Pumpkin Head 5
Garage Project – Fresh January ’21 5
Garage Project – Slay Ride 4
Parrotdog – L. B. English Pale 5
Parrotdog – Yellowhammer 4
Parrotdog – Bitterbitch 4
Parrotdog – Rhys 3
Parrotdog – L. B. Raspberry Stout 4
Liberty Brewing Co – Citra 3
Garage Project – Garagista 4
Juicehead – Detonator 4
Mean Doses – Mean Imperial Stout 5
Mean Doses – Mean Mango Session Sour 4
Urbanaut Brewing Co – Brixton Pale Ale 5
Heyday Beer Co – The Wellington Arms 5
Heyday Beer Co – Wonderwall 4
Heyday Beer Co – True Myth 3
Garage Project – Heels To Jesus 4
Kereru Brewing Co – Big Pigeon Pilsner 4
Kereru Brewing Co – Resonator IPA 4
Kereru Brewing Co – Sea Of Pink 3
Kereru Brewing Co – For Great Justice 4
Garage Project – Aro Noir 5
Garage Project – Demus Favorem Amori 5

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 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)

Emmerson’s Brewery – Bookbinder 3
Fortune Favours – The Wellingtonian IPA 3
Fortune Favours – Pumpkin Head 4
8 Wired – Mandarin Hippy 4
Garage Project – Aro Noir 5
Garage Project – White Mischief 4
Garage Project – Cat’s Pyjamas 4
Range Brewing – Informal Disco 5
Garage Project – Hazy Daze Talus 5
Garage Project – Dr Pete’s Fortifying Brown Ale 5
Garage Project – Excessive Machine 3
Kereru Brewing – Shepherd’s Ale 3
Garage Project – Cereal Milk Stout 5
Behemoth Brewing Co – Thanks! Pecan Pie 4
Garage Project – Fuzz Box 5
Garage Project – Garagista 5
Garage Project – White Mischief 4
Behemoth Brewing Co – Chur! 4
Garage Project – Fresh December 5
Duncan’s Brewing – Raspberry Ripple 5
Garage Project – Pickle Beer 4

Behemoth Brewing Co - Reeferendum

Behemoth Brewing Co – Reeferendum

Behemoth Brewing Co – Reeferendum 5

Sawmill Brewery - Baltic Porter

Sawmill Brewery – Baltic Porter

Sawmill Brewery – Baltic Porter 5
Parrotdog – Birdseye 5
Garage Project – Party & Bullshit 5
Garage Project – Hatsukoi 3
Asahi – Wild Buck 2
JuiceHead Beer – Serendipity 5
Behemoth Brewing Co – Cheesecake Factory 5
Double Vision Brewing – Canna Beer 3
Double Vision – Smooth Operator 4

Svend’s Cider & Perry Log 2020

Æblerov – Benene På Nakken 4
Svatie Brewing – Elderflower Cider 2020 5
Keel Farms – Mango Cider 4
Keel Farms – Elderberry Cider 4
Westons Cider – Stowford Press 4
Lilley’s – Apple And Blackcurrant 5
Somerset Cider Brandy Company – Burrow Hill 4
Braw – Hacky Sack Halftime 3
Peckham’s Cidery & Orchard – Apple 5
Paynter’s Cider – The Alchemist Medium-Dry Cider 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 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)

Thin Man Brewery – Jar Of Green 5
Brew By Numbers – 50 American Pale Ale 4
LIC Beer Project – Kingsguard 5
Aarhus Bryghus – Aarhus Fortæller 3
Fourpure – Hemisphere 4
Westvleteren – 8 5
Riedenburger Brauhaus – Dolden Dark 4
The Bruery – Vermont Sticky Maple 5
Skovlyst – 15 Years Anniversary 4
Science Brew – Gohan Biiru 3
Panhead Brewery – Quickchange XPA 4
Panhead Brewery – Quickchange XPA 3
Panhead Brewery – Super Charger APA 3
Brothers Beer – Lager 3
Brothers Beer – Pilsner 3
Brothers Beer – Pale Ale 3
Brothers Beer – IPA 3
Brothers Beer – Michelada 3
Urbanaut Brewing Co – Salted Caramel IPA 4
Urbanaut Brewing Co – Baked Pear Sour 4
Brothers Beer – Champagne Pils 3
Epic Brewing Co – Thunder APA 4
Brothers Beer – Houble Dazy 5
Laughing Bones – Hibernation 4
8 Wired Brewing Co – Apricot Sour 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 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)

Cervisiam – Pecanisher 5
Edge Brewing / Sudden Death Brewing Co – Arroz Con Leche 4
Brew 42 – McMalty 4
Missing Link Brewing / Drop Project – All Together 5
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Five Points Brewing – Five Points Pale 5
Thornbridge – Pineapple Halcyon 4
East London Brewing Co – Nightwatchman 4
Mikkeller – Beer Geek Breakfast 4
Braw – Hobo Robo 4
Zagovor Brewery – Stamp Of Approval 5
Ørbæk Bryggeri – Fynsk Fri 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Fall In Love With Me 4

Barrier Brewing Co - What Day Is It?

Barrier Brewing Co – What Day Is It?

Barrier Brewing Co – What Day Is It? 5
Warpigs Brewpub – Moonbase Of Filth 4
Fourpure Brewing Co – Shapeshifter 5
Raasted Bryghus – Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout 4
Thornbridge / Salopian Brewery – Myddle 3

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 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)

Potbelly Brewery – Beijing Black 5
Blackpit Brewery – Loosehead 5
Langton Brewery – Inclined Plane Reserve 4
Castle Rock Brewery – Harvest Pale 3
Braybrooke Beer Company – New Zealand Pilsner 3
Buxton Brewery – Jacob’s Ladder 5
Thornbridge – Mango Halcyon 4
Siren Craft Brew – Refractions 5
Rise – Ærø Økologisk Dark Ale 3
The Kernel – Table Beer 4
Thornbridge – The River Knows 4
Bryghuset Braunstein – American Pale Ale 3
Brew By Numbers / Climpson & Sons – 10 Coffee Porter 3
Thornbridge – Little By Little 4
Moor Beer Company – Raw Best Bitter 4
Yonder Brewing & Blending Ltd – Boogie (bitter) 4
Langton Brewery – Jabber (west coast IPA) 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 08


(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)

Penyllan – Angela 4
Brauerei Gebr. Maisel – Maisel’s Weisse Original 4
Brauerei Gebr. Maisel – Maisel & Friends Weizen IPA 4
Nerdbrewing – Break Imperial Apple Pie Stout 5
Agile Brewing – Funky Redneck 4
To Øl – 45 Days Organic Pilsner 4
Brewdog – Punk AF 4
Svaneke Bryghus – Laid Back 4
Åben – Bryg #61 India Pale Ale 4
Virklund Bryghus – Hvede 3
Mikkeller – Hazy And Sally 4
LIC Beer Project – Coded Tiles 4
Braw – Silly Straw & Wonderbras 4
Ørbæk Bryggeri – IPA Fri 4
Ørbæk Bryggeri – Dry Hopped American Lager 4
Thornbridge – Cocoa Wonderland 5
Amundsen – Choco Shake Stout 4
Brauerei Gebr. Maisel – Maisel’s Weisse Dunkel 4
Zagovor Brewery – Idle Times 4

Zagovor Brewery - Idle Times

Zagovor Brewery – Idle Times

Amundsen Brewery – Super Santa 5
Barsham – Norfolk Topper 3

Banana, Cherry and Dark Chocolate Spread

We found some wild cherries in the bushes near our estate, and thought we should try to use them for something other than just shoving in our faces. As it happened we had also purchased a large quantity of very ripe bananas, originally with the intent of freezing them.

First I spent some time removing the stones from the cherries. They might be small, but it’s actually not that difficult, and it’s a nice mindful process. While I was doing this the bananas (3.5 to be exact) were bubbling away in a pan with 150 g of sugar. Then I added in the cherries:

Cherries added to the banana

Cherries added to the banana

When it had simmered for quite a bit longer I took it off the heat and added about 200g of dark chocolate. Then I put it all in the blender:

Banana Chocolate Mix in the blender

Banana Chocolate Mix in the blender

Look at it go in the blender:

 

 

Finally I added 50 g. of butter and blended it again.

 

This made just a little more than we could fit in a large jar. After some time in the fridge it settled really well, and is now a firm creamy texture with lots of tasty banana and chocolate flavour. If I were to do it again, I’d probably use a bit more cherries, so their flavour would be more pronounced. But then again, we might experiment with a different fruit next time. Possibly blackberries, as it seems to be a good year for them. Here’s a picture of the full jar:

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 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)

Flensburger Brauerei – Flensburger Weizen 3
Amager Bryghus – Bitter Rain 4
Mikkeller – Hallo Ich Bin Raspberry Berliner 4
Virklund Bryghus – Dark Brown Ale 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Wildflower 4
Mad Scientist – Gluten Free IPA 5
De 5 Gaarde – Orla 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Wildflower 4
Ægir Bryggeri – Lynchburg Natt 5
La Trappe – Bockbier 4
Põhjala – Deep Space Xmas Party 5
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Helles 3
Svaneke Bryghus – Propperne Flyver 4
Randers Bryghus – Sommer IDK 5
Randers Bryghus – Mørk Forår 4
Fur Bryghus – Sommer Ale 3
Brauerei Veltins – Grevensteiner Original Naturstrübes Landbier 4
Flying Couch – Get Schwifty 4
Basqueland – AUPA 5

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 06


(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)

Aarhus Bryghus – Saison 3
Humleland – Er Du Sur? 4
Prairie Artisan Ales – Barrel Ages Birthday Bomb 5
St Peter’s – The Saints 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Barley Wine 5
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Påske IPA 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Bockbockbegid 3
Riegele BierManufaktur – Robustus 6 5
Amundsen – Dessert In A Can: Mango Chocolate Creamsicle 5
The Bruery – Mischief 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Damn Brown Porter 4
Singha Corporation – Singha 2
Amundsen – Super Santa 5

The Bruery - Share This

The Bruery – Share This


The Bruery – Share This 5
Humleland – Hindbær Tripel 4
Holbæk Bryghus – Whiskey Stout 4
Det Lille Bryggeri – Double Chili Lakrids 4
Amundsen – Hopliminal Messages 5
Viborg Bryghus – Kirsebærlunden 4
Jackie O’s – L’Elle 3
2nd Shift Brewing – Cat Spit Stout 4
Aarhus Bryghus – Sommer Hvede 3
Randers Bryghus – Fyrtårnet 4
Aarhus Bryghus – Blondie 4
Fanø Bryghus – Sex In A Bottle 4
Aarhus Bryghus – NEIPA 4
Ørbæk Bryggeri – Frisk Fri 3
Siren – Suspended In Cans 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Raw Power 5
Bernhard – Sváteční Ležák 3
TeeDawn – Amber Joy 4
TeeDawn – High On Taste 3
Carlsberg – Tuborg Classic 3
Amundsen – Super Santa 5