The New Year's rating '02

We owe a lot of people a big THANKS fo these beers. Most importantly perhaps Bov, who've sent us a box of Swiss beers again and Josh, who has given us a whole bunch of bottles, plus given me guiding in the finer art of finding good beer among the Great Lakes. We also owe the friendly people atthe well stocked store Metro Joanette in Montreal, and the equally firndly people at the even better stocked Premier Gourmet in Kenmore/Buffalo a huge big thanks! Furthermore Pauli Norman should have credit for bringing us a Tanzanian beer.

A final thanks goes out to the friendly and efficient Candian border police on the US border, and absolutely no thanks to the not-so-friendly and not-so-efficient US border police on the Canadian border.

As for the ratings this time: The first winner of the year was a Allagash White a refreshing Belgian style witbier, who just sneaked top position from the perhaps not so refreshing, but oh so interesting Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout. We are also happy to see a Japanese bronze medal, as Hitachino Nest Weizen a nice refreshing hefeweizen made it's way to OMH fame.

Beers rated January 2002
61Allagash WhiteUSA4,2945-4+44+ 45,5%Wheat beer
114Dogfish Head Worldwide StoutUSA4,194-5-53+4-5-4-18,0%Porter/Stout
210Hitachino Nest WeizenJapan4,0244+4+4-4- 4- Wheat beer
340Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockGermany3,903+5-4+3+ 34+11,0%Wheat beer
366Great Lakes Eliot NessUSA3,8644+44-3+ 3+6,2%Lager, Bock
470Long Trail Double Bag AleUSA3,77354+34-3+3+7,2%Ale, German style
498Great Lakes Dortmunder GoldUSA3,75353+44- 35,8%Lager, Light
553Allagash Grand CruUSA3,7144-43+ 3+4-7,2%Ale, Belgian style
632Saint Arnould Rivière RougeCanada3,653+4-4+4-3+ 3+5,5%Ale, British style
6408 Bière BlondeCanada3,6434-44-3+ 4+5,5%Ale, Belgian style
659Inveralmond Ossian's AleScotland3,6234+3-5-2+4-5-4,1%Ale, British style
692Inveralmond Lia FailScotland3,603-43+43+444,7%Ale, British style
703Unibroue 10Canada3,593+533+ 3+310,0%Ale, Belgian style
824Boréale Noire StoutCanada3,493343+43+45,5%Porter/Stout
860Three Floyds Burnham PilsenerUSA3,464-43+4-3- 34,2%Lager, Light
866Müller Bräu Badener Gold DunkelSwitzerland3,4534-3+43+ 3+5,2%Lager, Dark
867Le Cheval Blanc Ambrée d'OrgeCanada3,4524-44-4- 45,0%Ale, British style
943Hitachino Nest White AleJapan3,403+4+4-23 4 Wheat beer
1028Felsenau BügelspezSwitzerland3,353+3+3+43 35,2%Lager, Light
1057Great Lakes Christmas AleUSA3,3433+3-4-4437,5%Ale, British style
1113Ziegelhof Rauracher Bräu Dunkles StarkbierSwitzerland3,31 433-  4-6,5%Lager, Bock
1338BFM La MandragoreSwitzerland3,192+4234-3+5-8,0%Porter/Stout
1361McAuslan Griffon Brown AleCanada3,183+23+43+34-4,5%Ale, British style
1428Le Cheval Blanc SnoreauCanada3,14 3   3+3+7,0%Ale, Belgian style
1446Pride Bière BruneCanada3,13233+43+34-4,8%Ale, British style
1459Stadtbühler FürstenbräuSwitzerland3,1233+333- 45,4%Lager, Dark
1472Wychwood Black Wych Spellbinding StoutEngland3,114-1+4-33+3+4+4,5%Porter/Stout
1486Victory Prima PilsUSA3,102-5-3+3-3- 4-5,3%Lager, Light
1488Schoune BelgeCanada3,103+32-3+ 4+4-8,0%Ale, Belgian style
1520Wagner Valley Captain Curry's ESBUSA3,082+3+3+343-3 Ale, British style
1636Three Floyds Robert The BruceUSA3,012333+4-3+3+7,2%Ale, British style
1702Allagash Double AleUSA2,98 3+3+3 2-3+7,6%Ale, Belgian style
1821BFM La Cervoise de La BonnevilleSwitzerland2,9323+34-3+1+46,0%Special
1959Port Royal ExportHonduras2,83 2+3-4 3+2 Lager, Light
2031Unibroue U2Canada2,793-2+34-3- 3-5,0%Lager, Light
2056Falken ZwickelbierSwitzerland2,77 33+2-  3+5,2%Lager, Light
2105Schoune la Trip des SchouneCanada2,743331 3+4-8,0%Ale, Belgian style
2108Blonde d'EpeautreCanada2,7434-1+2-4-33+5,0%Ale, Belgian style
2311Big Rock Warthog Cream AleCanada2,6132+2+2-4-334,5%Ale, British style
2316Amsterdam OktoberfestCanada2,603+23+23+ 2-5,5%Lager, Dark
2390Borg JuleølNorway2,5532-2-33-436,6%Lager, Bock
2479Victory FestbierUSA2,4822+3-23+ 3+5,6%Lager, Dark
2560Pilsen CallaoPeru2,42 2+23- 3-35,2%Lager, Light
2572Bärlocher's UrbrauSwitzerland2,4122+233+ 2+4,5%Lager, Light
2813Taiwan BeerTaiwan2,20 23-  3+14,5%Lager, Light
2916Unibroue UCanada2,092+222+2+ 24,9%Lager, Light
3123Safari Export Lager*Tanzania1,84 2-2-  32-5,5%Lager, Light
3180NyckelölSweden1,73 1+2+  2-25,0%Lager, Light
Rated by: Johan Zetterlund, Per Samuelsson, Lars Samuelsson, Cecilia Gårdebäck, Anna Hultén, Fredrik Nyström and Jonas Bofjäll

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Updated 2002-01-10 Per Samuelsson