mauritsio (500) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (still some Russian beers in Eu) from Alko Hyvinkää. Very close to Saku tume that I have drunk few cases. Brown with Not much head. Malty aroma. Sweetness and some bitterness.
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superspak (3073) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/25/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with very good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean lager flavors as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice dunkel lager style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
DwarfeD (1352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head with low retention. Sweet with malty bitterness. Caramel, malts, brown sugar, herbs and spices. Quite an ok dark brew (expected less..)
Kavu (2613) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5l bottle from Alko, Hietalahti. Pours clear deep amber with a high off-white head. Aroma is full slightly roasted malts with some nuts and alcohol. Flavor is pretty similar with more of the alcohol. Tastes like much higher ABV, but it’s not entirely a bad thing. Decent.
Jow (2406) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle while watching USA match and cleaning out fridge. Pours murky red brown with beige head. Nose is faint caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, earth, and metal. Bland finish.
OllieBBommel (1176) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@home. Head: bubbly light brown foam, slowly shrinking. Colour: clear, copper. Aroma: vague roasted malt, some caramel. Taste: some roasted malt, some bitter. Palate: refreshing, bitter-sweet finish, lively CO2. Overall: ok.
Hermod (3767) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle. Dark copper, thin head. Bready and sweet aroma, soaked fruits. Flavor has soaked fruits, bread, sweetness. Way too sweet, and not that enjoyable on the whole.
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour with delicate head lingering on top. Aroma has syrup, brown sugar, rye bread. Taste is really sweet with rye bread, malts, brown sugar and syrup. Medium body with medium-to-high carbonation. Really sweet dark lager.
CanCrusher (718) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, amber colour with light brown, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate, honey and brown sugar. Medium bitter caramely taste with hints of chocolate. Watery beer with light to medium body and lively carbonation. Suprisingly good!
RexTalionis (2861) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber in color with a creamy off-white head. Bready malty notes, hints of garden fruityness and biscuit in aroma. Biscuit and bready maltyness in taste. A bit of sweetness as well, but on the whole quite nice though. Soft mouthfeel. Dark bready malty finish.