1st place (29 votes): Denmark
2nd place (28 votes): Finland
3rd place (23 votes): Sweden
Last place (11 votes): Norway
So Denmark pipped Finland to the title by just one vote and it couldn’t have been any closer! Sweden was just a few votes behind and well, Norway had a nightmare. I’m not sure why Norway did so badly, as they had a good range of beers that I thought would do much better than they did.
Most votes: Nørrebro Bryghus New York lager
Least votes: Macks Arctic lager / Against The Grain APA
Beer that deserved to do better: Amundsen Ink & Dagger
Beer that didn’t deserve to do so well: Svaneke Baltic Liquorice porter
My favourite beer of the tasting: Lervig Saskatoon Cheesecake stout
16 beers was a lot to try in 2 hours and I’m so happy the tasting went so smoothly. Although a bit hectic, I was happy with the voting system and the range of beers we tested. I’m looking forward to doing something similar again next year, maybe with the British countries. Until then, on to more tastings!