New beers at Systembolaget (August 2012)


Today the Swedish monopoly Systembolaget released a bunch of new beers and wines, I didn’t get all of them, only the ones my low budget could afford (there was some Italian and French ones I skipped). Being poor I only got one of each. From left to right I got…

Ale Smith – Horny Devil (USA, 11%ABV Belgian style ale)
Ale Smith – Wee Heavy (USA, 10%ABV Scotch style ale)
Great Divide – 18’th Anniversary Wood Aged (USA, 8.5%ABV Double IPA)
Stronzo – Walrus Punch (Denmark, 7%ABV India Pale Ale)
Lervig – Konrad’s Stout (Norway, 10.5%ABV Russian Imperial Stout)
Lervig – Rye IPA (Norway, 8.5%ABV India Pale Ale)
Emelisse – Glen Elgin Barrel Aged (Netherlands, 11%ABV Russian Imperial Stout)
Emelisse – Ardberg Barrel Aged (Netherlands, 11%ABV Russian Imperial Stout)
North Coast – Old Stock Ale 2012 (USA, 11.7%ABV Barleywine)

I paid 666 SEK for all these 9 beers.If I had more money I would buy a whole box of Old Stock and age it for many years, this have been good every year, and better the older they are. It is a beer you should age (but I will probably crack it open within a month). Actually all these beers except the two IPA is safe to age many years. As good wine, good beer get better with age. IPA is usually best relatively fresh, but you can age them to, the hoppyness aroma might fade away with time.

If you are interested what I think of each beers you can check me out on Untappd or Twitter (I’m not doing longer reviews of beers).

New beers this month


Got Some good stuff this week, from left to right. 20111102-105552.jpg

Glazen Toren Cuvée Angélique (96/91),
North Coast Grand Cru (96/82),
Stone Old Guardian Belgo-Barley Wine (96/78),
Amager Drei von Dänen (96/88),
Midtfyns/De Molen X Porter (99/82),
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne (99/78),
BrewDog Abstrakt AB:07 (89/68),
BrewDog Nøgne Ø Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon (99/85),
BrewDog Sunk Punk (–/–),
Nynäshamns Bötet Barley Wine (96/77),
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (92/97),

Koelschip Obilix 45% ABV (BANNED!)
Koelschip Start The Future! 60% ABV (BANNED!)
Banned on Ratebeer, don’t blame me for it!!!

News at Systembolaget Augusti

New beers I got at Systembolaget. There was other news to, but they was too expensive, and why would I want a 1.5 Liter beer bottle!? as I certainly don’t want to share my beers ]:-), or getting wasted on just one bottle. I’m not a fan of strong beers in huge bottles, or expensive beers in small bottles.

I got one bottle of Avery Salvation, this brewery is pretty good. I got two Hornbeer Blackhorn, I like stouts and this is one of the better brewrys from Denmark. One bottle of Djævlebryg OriginAle Darwinian IPA, I had this last year and I remember it beeing very good, also one of the better Danes. One bottle Oppigårds Drakens DIPA which won the Swedish “Hembryggar-SM” last year, brewed by Tomas Lundqvist, Rick Lindqvist och Magnus Alström at Oppigårds. One bottle BrewDog/Three Floyds Bitch Please. One bottle of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. Two bottles North Coast Old Stock Ale 2011, I trust this brewery who makes the Rasputin Stout.

Total cost for all these nine bottles was 426.00 SEK (that is 42.00 EUR (and by the time you read this it is probably 388.00 USD (good luck Obama!))). 3,87 Liters of beer that is 110.00 SEK/Liter.