October 10th, 2010

lips

Beer&Whiskey Festival 43 beers and some pictures :D


At the Beer&Whiskey Festival last Friday I tasted 43 kinds of beer in 7 hours!!!
Not bad at all!!!

 - I am listing them here with their links and my grade. (just scroll down) -

I am very satisfied with the number!!!
(although I could have tasted a few more if I didn’t have wine with my lunch - IDIOT).










this was my favorite booth ... The Americans!!!



No I did not get drunk. As I said I tasted the beers, I didn’t drink 43 bottles of them (this clarification is so unnecessary but you never know what your readers are thinking… )




 

I could copy here all my notes and make full reviews of each and every one of them but it would take forever and so I leave you with numbers and some comments. Although I must say I am very tough with grading. Anything over 6 is VERY good!!! Anything over 8 is mind-blowing and 9 is the ultimate I can usually give. 10 must be the nectar of Gods. The under 5 category though is just unimpressive.


NOTE:I have to say here that the evaluation is my personal opinion ONLY!!!
I prefer bitter beers and porter.
My grading has nothing to do with the
Beeradvocate’s or ratebeer’s grading, even when it matches.
Their grades are a result of many peoples voting (this clarification is for … Justin Case …)


Yes the pictures are terrible I know but, just to document some features of the event, I brought my old compact-battery-starving camera, so I took a few dark and grainy pictures here and there.





Oh and another NOTE, some beers being Swedish or Danish and/or some new brews, it is hard to find sites in English. Sorry about that.



Here we go:

Amager Rugporter  7
Danish
good start


Midtfyns Chili Tripel 7,5
Danish

 

Hornbeer Røgøl 8,5
Danish


Oppigårds Amarillo 9
Swedish
Note: This is NOT Amarillo Spring which was a special spring beer. However is close enough. Amarillo Spring got 10+ from me and so far one of my absolute favorites!!!

Joars Dricka 3
Swedish



Sigtuna Ace Of Spades 7,5 / 8,5
Swedish
(18% of alcohol but it is very well hidden … very impressive caramel and sugary)


Lagunitas IPA  7
USA
very fresh

Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner 2
USA
unplesant


Hercules Double IPA 6
USA

 

BrewDog Hardcore IPA 8 / 8,5
Scottish
extraordinary!!!

 

Djævlebryg Old Mephisto 7
Danish

Djævlebryg Gudeløs 7 / 8
Danish

 

Indslev Sort Hvede 6 / 6,5
Danish


Sigtuna East River Lager  5
Swedish
(I should have known by the fact it is lager. There are not many good lagers out there)


Sigtuna Black October 6,5
Swedish

(hmm Cool label but un-extraordinary beer. Good but not spectacular … I expected more.)


Dugges Perfect Idjit 7,5
Swedish

 

Dugges Idjit  6,5 / 7
Swedish

 

Moylan’s Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale 8,5 / 9
USA
New discovery. New Favorite American!!! West Coast style baby!

Rogue Brutal Bitter 7 / 8
USA
Rogue is always a guaranty you'll taste world class beer


Trade Winds Tripel 7
USA

 

Moylan’s Imperial Stout 8
USA
2 out of 2 great beers!!! Bravo Moylan's!!!


Grassroots/Mikkeller Limoncello IPA  6
Danish
(very weird fruity soda-like beer)

 

Mikkeller Mandeøl 8
Danish

 

Hornbeer Happy Hoppy Viking 7/8
Danish

 

Midtfyns / De Molen X Porter 8
Danish

Midtfyns Barley Wine 5
Danish

Midtfyns Rough Snuff 7
Danish

 

Amager Hr. Frederiksen 8,5 / 9
Danish

 

Hornbeer Black Magic Woman 8,5
Danish

 

De Molen Lang & Kaal 6
Dutch

 

De Molen Storm & Averij 6
Dutch

 

De Molen Bommen & Granaten 1
Dutch
(I just hate English style Barleywine. Others love it. Not my pint o beer though)


Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter  5,5
USA
Great brewery but I was left unimpressed with this one. And I got it for free …hrmfff

 

Unita Brewing Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine 6,5
USA

 

Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale 7
USA

 

S:t Eriks Pompona Porter 6
Swedish

 

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 5
Scottish
Too much alcohol taste for my taste

 

Uinta Crooked Line Detour Double India Pale Ale 7,5
USA

 

BrewDog Tokyo*  5
Scottish

 

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales La Roja -1
USA
(Crazy sour for my taste)

 

Twentieth Anniversary Ale - North Coast Brewing Company  5,5
USA

(as I wrote on my notepad: not disgusting)

 

Green Flash West Coast I.P.A 8,5
USA

(yeah baby)

 

And I finished with the bitter chocolaty buttery smoothness of a Dutch

Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout  6,5
Dutch

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mmmm here I had Västerboten piewith
Moylan’s Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale






lots of oysters




The whiskey section was rather nicer. Cleaner. Classier.


Mmmm chocolate fountain ….

I got to deep marshmallows into that baby. Yum!!!

Although I got tempted to put my beer glass in there :p







Well … Cheers!!!