Despite the fact that we had bottles from all over the globe it was a local one that stole the show. The excellent, hoppy Lundgrens Lager from the newly started micro Kungsholmens Kvartersbryggeri just a couple of kilometers away was the superior winner of the night. Indeed a great lager. Another favourite was the pitch black Danish Limfjords Porter. Along with the cherry flavoured Flemish red ale Rodenbach Alexander from Belgium these were my favourites of the night. Two beers with lot's of character. As usual these beers divide the jury into two sections, which keeps them from scoring really high. Also Bandit Brew scored a "5" from one member, much to the surprise of the rest of the group.
Of the new countries the Faroese Föroya Pilsnar was the surprise of the night. A neat crisp lager, not special in any way, just tasty. Also the Togoan Ngoma Pils and the wheat- and cardamom tasting Yugoslavian Niksicko Pivo had some qualities.
Finally I want to warn you all against Tusker Premium from Kenya. Unless you like the smell and the taste of glue, don't ever buy this. I'm awfully happy I didn't have to finish this bottle of my own...
|BEERS RATED FEBRUARY 21ST 1997|
|Föroya Pilsnar||Faroe Islands||4||3||4||2||3||3||2||3.00|
|Bombardier Premium Bitter||England||4||2||3||4||3||2||3.00|
|AZ Ale No.16||Denmark||3||2||4||4||3||2||2||2.86|
|Gl. Strand Øllager Jubileum||Denmark||4||3||3||2||3||1||3||2.73|
|Old Gambrinus Dark||Denmark||2||4||3||3||3||2||2||2.73|
|Wiibroe Imperial Stout||Denmark||4||1||4||4||1||2||2||2.57|
|Polar Premium Beer||Venezuela||2||3||1||2||3||2||3||2.28|
|Tiger Lager Beer||Singapore||2||2||2||2||1||2||4||2.14|
|Carib Lager||Trinidad & Tobago||1||3||2||1||2||2||4||2.14|
|Ohlsson's Lager||South Africa||2||2||1||1||3||2||2||2.00|
|Old Gambrinus Light||Denmark||2||2||3||2||2||1||1||1.86|