Friday, 29 January 2010

Samuel Smith Strong Golden Barley Wine (#71)

Bored with lagers I try a not common beer style of ale, namely barley wine. The style originated in England in 1900s. You cannot get in most stores so if you find it interesting you'll have to look deeper for it.


The video is also available on YouTube.

1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Samuel Smith brewery, England
  • type of beer: barley wine
  • bought in: gift from Jan Filipe form Barley Wine store in Copenhagen
  • container grade (bottle): cute baby bottle 

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (thin and fast to disappear), body (dark orange, brownish even)
  • the taste: extremely bitter (compare to this one any bitter lager seems sweet)
  • the smell: strong malt with tiny rose characteristic

3. [RECOMMENDATION]

Friday, 22 January 2010

Karlovacko (#70)

I've been told that I have too many lagers. I cannot disagree however... The one that I'm having today comes as a surprise. You'll see. Also I'd like to mention that some beers I get as gift from my friends so I can't choose the beer style. Just happy to get as many countries as possible.


The video is also available on YouTube.

1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Karlovacko brewery, Croatia
  • type of beer: lager
  • bought in: not bought, brought by a friend straight from Croatia
  • container grade (bottle): classic green bottle 

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (quite thick and airy), body (classic lager)
  • the taste: gentle hops (almost none) with nice caramel component
  • the smell: slight hoppiness

3. [RECOMMENDATION]

Friday, 15 January 2010

Harboe Stout (#68) and Carlsberg Sort Guld (#69)

The last two Danish beers from Copenhagen trip turn out to be quite interesting. With just three more episodes to go I am starting to wonder how to bring this show to the next level. Any ideas? Meanwhile enjoy this episode.
PS. Sorry about the light setting.


The video is also available on YouTube.

Harboe Stout

1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Harboe brewery, Denmark
  • type of beer: stout
  • bought in: a supermarket in Copenhagen
  • container grade (can): standard small size, like soda 

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (dark and quick to disappear), body (coca-cola, Guinness, Irish coffee like)
  • the taste: starts sweet, later a coffee+tobacco combo, with nice malty finish
  • the smell: strong coffee with acid minerality, dark chocolate

3. [RECOMMENDATION]





Carlsberg Sort Guld


1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Carlsberg brewery, Denmark
  • type of beer: lager
  • bought in: supermarket in Copenhagen
  • container grade (can): standard small size, like soda

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (thick and a bit creamy), body (golden)
  • the taste: extremely bitter
  • the smell: hops with wetness
3. [RECOMMENDATION]

Friday, 8 January 2010

Carl's Special (#66) and Tuborg Classic (#67)

This year starts with some 2009 at the back of my head. I still have some Danish beers to finish off. I am also already starting to think what I should cover in the next season. This one is slowly coming to an end. 4 more episodes to go. The theme for today is anniversary beers.


The video is also available on YouTube.

Carl's Special

1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Carlsberg brewery, Denmark
  • type of beer: Vienna lager
  • bought in: a supermarket in Copenhagen
  • container grade (can): standard small size, like soda 

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (dark), body (caramel, not over fried)
  • the taste: caramel with strong malt foundation, quite full-bodied although flat
  • the smell: caramel on malt

3. [RECOMMENDATION]





Tuborg Classic


1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Tuborg brewery, Denmark
  • type of beer: pale lager
  • bought in: supermarket in Copenhagen
  • container grade (can): standard small size, like soda

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (dark and quite thick), body (nice orange)
  • the taste: hops sprinkled with sugar, with bitter kick at the end
  • the smell: strong hops with wet seeds
3. [RECOMMENDATION]


Friday, 1 January 2010

Wiƛnia w piwie (#65)

Honestly I thought this day would never come. OK, maybe not never. But certainly not this year. And it sort of didn't. I taped this episode a few weeks back quite spontaneously. I didn't remember the number of a previous episode so I just randomly chose a higher one. As a result this episode is the New Years one. With the first Polish beer ever on Girl Likes Beer podcast. I am so excited. Hope you are to.


The video is also available on YouTube.

1. [PRE-REVIEW]

  • brewery: Browar Kormoran, Poland (premier in Autumn 2009)
  • type of beer: cherry beer
  • bought in: a restaurant in Warsaw
  • container grade (bottle): cute and chubby 

2. [REVIEW]

  • the looks: head (white and small), body (crystal clear, raspbeery)
  • the taste: full cherry all the way
  • the smell: cherry

3. [RECOMMENDATION]