As I said, there was no clear trend at the festival. Sometimes everyone rushes to brew, say, smoked beers, but not this time around.
Among my personal favourites were a saison variety from Brooklyn Brewery, Sorhathi, and a series of lambic beers brewed with a variety of hops from Revelation Cat.
Eklipse, a splendid pale ale from Djævlebryg at 4.5% abv, meaning a session beer from this brewery in addition to their mighty imperial stouts. A few more beers in their stable, and you could have a bar devoted exclusively to Djævlebryg. (Sure, it would probably have a rather satanic style..)
Great stuff from De Molen, their limited stuff seemed to sell out very fast.
A splendid imperial stout from Midtfyen, a brewery I have to explore a bit further.
Harvey’s Prince of Denmark, was one of a long list of choices of British ales from OnePint.
And several many very good beers from the two breweries with the broadest range at the festival, Nørrebro Bryghus and Mikkeller.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Hornbeer at the last two festivals, they were not as consistently excellent this year. A nice Oak Aged Cranberry Bastard, but their Czech pilsener was actually the only beer at the festival I was unable to finish. Porridge.