Summer Ratings '01

The second part of a breath taking beer sampling week started a night Oliver Twist where we fought are way through 10 Britsih and American ales and stouts. The stouts were the most succesfull this evening, and the softly malty treat Burton Bridge Bramble Stout got away with first place, just ahead of Dent Brewery's winter beer strangely named T'Owd Tup. USA walked away with a bronze medal through the typically grapefruity American style Old Lehigh Naked Pale Ale.

The last of the rating session in this series were held at one of the traditional OMH barbeque parties. The beer consisted of a minor Israeli beer haul (try yourself to find a major one in Israel...), plus wahetver we could find at home. By far the oustanding beer this evening was Lasko Termalni Desert, a black, fullbodied bottom fermented beer in the same tradition as the Baltic porters. The other highlights included a side by side comparison of two vintages of Lunator Dubbelbock from tiny Grebbestad Bryggeri.

The rest was mostly unexciting. Best of the Israeli beers was by far teh amber coloured Gold Star. You'll find some brief beer notes from Tel-Aviv here.

Beers rated July 2001
130Burton Bridge Bramble StoutEngland4,104-5-  4 5,0%Porter/Stout
197Dent Brewery T'Owd TupEngland4,004+4  4- 6,0%Porter/Stout
527Old Lehigh Naked Pale AleUSA3,6534+  4-  Ale, British style
637Lasko Termalni DesertSlovenia3,53 5-42+335,9%Porter/Stout
678Dent Brewery Ramsbottom Strong AleEngland3,493+3+  4 4,5%Ale, British style
1006Old Lehigh Bust A Nut Brown AleUSA3,2724  4  Ale, British style
1106Nick Stafford Stud Best BitterEngland3,203-4-  3+ 4,3%Ale, British style
1172Mordue Radgie GadgieEngland3,153+3-  4- 4,8%Ale, British style
1178Crouch Vale 5x5, caskEngland3,154-2+  4- 4,2%Ale, British style
1592Lunator Dubbelbock 2001Sweden2,89 423+32-7,9%Lager, Bock
1594Lunator Dubbelbock 2000, aged 1 yearSweden2,89 4+3-3+2+18,1%Lager, Bock
1616K's Blåa StarkSweden2,87 33323+5,2%Lager, Light
1663Popper Pivo SvetléSlovakia2,83 4322+2+3,5%Lager, Light
2045Holba ClassicCzech Rep.2,56 332-2+3-3,5%Lager, Light
2161K's Gröna MellanSweden2,46 3+3-2224,5%Lager, Light
2172Gold StarIsrael2,45 32+3-314,9%Lager, Dark
2183Hop Back's Druid's Draught, caskEngland2,443+1  3+ 4,0%Ale, British style
2285K's Röda X-StarkSweden2,35 2+3-32+1+7,3%Lager, Bock
2427Bellman 6.0Sweden2,22 23-223-6,0%Lager, Bock
2574Cerveza CristalPeru2,05 2-2+2-235,0%Lager, Light
2597Heineken 3.5%*Netherlands2,01 2-3-2-22+3,5%Lager, Light
2601Burton Bridge Empire Pale AleEngland2,0121+  3 7,5%Ale, British style
2649Three Hearts Midsommarbrygd 3.5%Sweden1,95 1+22233,5%Lager, Light
2682Laziza Special Light Beer*Lebanon1,92 232-1-2+2,5%Lager, Light
2732Nesher BeerIsrael1,85 13-2+22-3,5%Lager, Light
2774Eagle BeerIsrael1,76 12+22-2+5,0%Lager, Light
2784Nykøbing RødDenmark1,74 12-22+2+2,8%Lager, Light
2799Hackenberg Pils Lager BeerBelgium1,71 13-2-2-23,5%Lager, Light
3059Nesher MaltIsrael0,94 2-1-0+1-2-0,0%Special
3084Malt StarIsrael0,76 1+00+0+2+0,0%Special
Rated by: Johan Zetterlund, Per Samuelsson, Cecilia Gårdebäck, Fredrik Huldt, Anna Hultén and Lars Granström

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Updated 2001-07-23 Per Samuelsson