Beer with honeywine
Old Danish Beer is brewed from selected malt and hop sorts, and the good water, that is pumped up a few meters from the spring of Ørbæk on Funen.
After the brewing process 1 part of GL. Dansk Mjod is added to 4 parts of beer.
Old Danish beer is an uncomplicated, easy to drink beer, unfiltered, dark amber coloured with a firm, white collar.
Rich and a smoky malt aroma with a sweet undertone.
Old Danish beer is a powerful beer with a high alcohol percentage, therefor demanding respect.
Ideal as a drinking beer or served with light meals like young cheese.
Chilled it is perfect on a warm day, or served what warmer on a cold day.
The flavour is at its best when served below 10°C, with the ideal temperature at 7-8°C.
The best way to serve is to pour it a bit roughly into the glass creating a thick collar.
On Dansk Mjod
The oldest known recipe for mead to be written down in the Nordic countries was in 1520 by the Archbishop Olaus Magnus.
The recipe comprised of water, honey, hops and brewers yeast, and concludes that "on the eight day - or earlier in case of emergency - the mead may be drunk, but the longer it is left, the purer, better and healthier it will get."
Dansk Mjod from Denmark brews the traditional way, using only 100% natural ingredient, without any kind of additives.
Recipes goes back to 1700 AD.