Herslev Bryghus(DK)- Unique Series Box
Danish farm brewery Herslev Bryghus is a one of a kind.
They brew their beers with their own grown organic barley and other grains and uses as much as possible local, wild and or organic ingredients. Natural beer is what they call it themselves, controlling the process from the very beginning, the soil.
One of their special series; the Unique Series, are one off projects, where head brewer Mads Olsen can explore his own creativity with what Mother Nature has to offer, where rush does not exists and time can be given as much as needed to create the most unique flavours.
This box contains 6 unique beers from this series; The Vintage Hay, Hay Barrel Aged, Anniversary Rye 2019, Wild Fermented Damson Plum; blend of 3 barrels, Organic Rye Wine 2020, and Organic Wheat Wine 2020.
Fantastic yet complex beer, that you can drink now but also put away and save it for that special moment. They can be drank on their own, listening to wonderful records or in good company of delicious cheese, desserts or charcuterie.
WILD FERMENTED DAMSON PLUM: BLEND OF 3 BARRELS
There’s a damson plum tree in front of the brewery and over the years we’ve picked the fruits and let them ferment with our hay beer in port and whisky barrels. The first barrel was filled in 2015, then we filled two more in 2018. Later, we added the damson plums and the wild-fermentation in the barrels continued and developed. The first batch has clear notes of whisky, the second has developed brettanomyces and the third has a rich fruitiness.
Our blend of the 3 barrels is an orange and deeply vinous experience with an aroma of ripe plums and clear tannins in the aftertaste. Serve at 8-10 °C and allow it a few minutes in the glass before drinking. Perfect with creamy fish dishes or oyster.
Brewed 100% with Herslev’s nature.
Fles 33cl, 11% ABV.
ANNIVERSARY RYE BEER 2019,
A strong brew with rye and honey, aged on whisky barrels.
Brewed in celebration of the brewery’s 15 year anniversary in 2019, with craftmanship and local ingredients. Aged on Stauning Rye Whisky barrels, with the whisky coming through the spicy richness of the rye malts. The nuances are enhanced by the flowery honey and the lemony bitterness of Cascade and Magnum hops.
Fles 33cl, 11% ABV.
VINTAGE HAY BRETTANOMYCES
Wild acidity and brettanomyces characterize this vinous beer.
Our first batch of wild-fermented hay beer was brewed in 2014 and aged with brett on red wine barrels for 12 months. The wild acidity is balanced by the dryness of the natural brettanomyces and rounded with tannins. The right natural acidity to balance fatty fish, bouillabaisse and set off the contrasts.
Strong vinous beer with sharp notes from the whisky barrels, delicious though!
Barrel Aged HAY has aged in barrels that previously contained whisky and our own Stjernebryg (Star Brew). It’s vinous and strong, with clear tannins from the barrels and a round body to finish off the sourness.
Try it with oysters and get your mind blowned!
ORGANIC WHEAT WINE 2020
Although strong, surprisingly smooth, creamy and well balanced vinous beer.
Wheat Wine 2020 from Herslev Bryghus combines the intensity of the grain wine tradition with the silky character of a great wheat beer. With the pleasant mildness of Perle hops, this a strong brew with a relatively low bitterness, exploring the richness and fruitiness of wheat in a bottle that will only grow rounder with age. Brewed with our organic malts, this is a golden smooth liquid that deserves to be enjoyed on its own for its purity of flavours, or with no-nonsense dishes such as sourdough bread with quality charcuterie.
Fles 33cl ,11% ABV.
ORGANIC RYE WINE 2020
A deep, complex vinous beer that is yet well balanced and smooth.
This natural beer is wood aged on whiskey barrels. The rich experience is further enhanced by the rye’s characteristic spicy nuance, which distinguishes this from the more classic barley wines. The colour is dark honey, and allowed to develop in the bottle the flavour will grow richer and rounder over time. Drink it with good cheese, or enjoy as a dessert on its own.
Fles 33cl ,12% ABV.