saxo (196) Højbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | March 17, 2017
Nice little brewpub. Place is cozy with old interior and a good view to the copper kettles. Nice biergarten outside. Brewer was cleaning the kettles while I was there and the electronic controls look to be from the 70’s or so. Good experience to visit and their helles is superb! Nice, fresh and unfiltered.
Place didn’t look open when we arrived. But on entering we were greated and served by the brewer a delicious Helles beer and whilst it was the only one available it is very much a case of quality over quantity. Whilst enjoying the beer, the brewer then continued to work on the brew kettles which sit in the main bar area creating a not often experienced ambiance. Really enjoyed the visit and the place.
1 beer on draught - they don’t go for choice in here’ Even no bottles. As to the ’’Helles’’, it had some serious diacetyl, not everybody would feel happy. The courtyard Biergarten is crude but quite nice, and they even have a real Keller. Don’’t let the pic on the website fool you - "oldfashioned’’ is a nice way of describing both restaurant as hotel. The food, however is way better than the usual German fare, and the beer accompagnies it well.
Visited on the 4/10-2012.
Great countryside brauhus ( with a hotel as well ). Multiroomed pub, great atmosphere and friendly staff. A bitaway from everything, but I think it is in an area where a lots of cyclist and hikers come. A sign in the beergarden said " Bicycles have to stay outside ". We stayed at the hotel overnigth, large rooms and lovely breakfast.
Nice countryside setting, they even had a horse out front. The biergarten was really great on a nice summer evening. Only one beer, hence the low score for selection, but it was tasty. Food was good too. Worth a stop.
Lovely spot in a small village. Helles on drought was nice and cloudy with full taste, and exactly what I needed after a hard day working over the border in Luxembourg. Accommodation was very good value and elegant.
I was driven here by a friend who lives in Luxembourg on 30th Dec 2011: we had lunch and two different beers, both on-tap.
Situated in a small village in the middle of nowhere this is a lovely place and well worth finding.
The main bar/brewing room is interesting with barrel staves used as a ceiling in places the whole room is full of different bits and pieces as well as paintings worth looking at. The brewing equipment is on your right as you enter. A seperate function room is at the rear, designed to look and feel like a cellar bar.
The food was very good, my wife and I had Mushroom covered Schitzels and our friend a locally named meal featuring Leberkäse with a fried egg on top.
Both the beers were fine, the only two they had draught at the time of our visit.
There were a party of six on our arrival and a few more people came in before we left, but it was very quiet really. We didn’t mind, but it is never going to be a ’kicking’ place because of its location.