Head brewer Erik Lund (pictured above, tapping that sucker at the official unveiling, a few hours before dinner) said he was "incredibly nervous" for the first public tasting, because minute but noticeable variations in the beer could have occurred when the oak cask was moved from the Jacobsen Lab (their research facility) to the the Carlsberg Honorary Residence where the sampling took place. Naturally, his worries ended up unfounded.
When the beer was poured after some well-warranted ballyhoo, it came out smooth and remarkably... normal. It was definitely on the bitter side, but hey -- let's see how you taste when you're 130 years old, buddy. After his transportation worries were assuaged, Lund said he was extremely pleased with how it came out, and the warm reception it received from the room full of professional beer drinkers.
Later that evening, over dinner, the Crown Prince of Denmark received an honorary bottled edition of the Re-Brew, and seemed pleased with it -- at least I think he was pleased, because I was not allowed to approach or take pictures of him. Though he does seem like a decent dude. We made eye contact. Don't tell anyone.
They didn't have a T-Rex, but they had a damn good, 130-year-old beer. Hopefully one day, you'll be able to taste it, too.
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