laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ HBF
Aroma is quite light with some grassy notes and hints of fruits. Flavour has grass, some fruits and hints of hay. Quite close to Kyösti Kallio Presidenttiolut, but this one has more harsh palate. Also probably slightly more grass and less fruits.
Earlier Rating: 4/19/2013 Total Score: 3
Draught @ St. Urho’s Pub
Slightly sweet aroma has peaches, hay, some grass and grainy malt. Flavour has peaches, grain and some hay. Also some herbal notes. Creamy and smooth palate. Something between pale ale and pils.
VastActiv (5680) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at HBF 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with massive white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, fruits, citrus, malts and hops.
Earlier Rating: 4/12/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Draught at St Urho, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with medium thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, hops and malts. Quite hoppy but not very pleasant taste.
RexTalionis (3507) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours clear golden in color with a small, frothy whitish head. Hay and light butter in aroma. Same, slightly sweet and buttery notes appear in the taste as well. Feels almost too sweet this one. Drinkable, but as said too sweet on the long run.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Tap (St. Urho’s, Helsinki) (5:3:6:4:13=3.1)
Gentle grainy aroma. Slightly unclear straw, peristent head. Lots of bready grains in the taste, herbal husks, a little bit floral. Nice bitter finish, almost resiny, almost metallic, but just staying shy of astringent. Floral and herbal bready retronasals. Quite full palate, but crisp carbination. Finish is quite long. Nice unfiltered pilsner, good level of hops, and nice almost milky fullness. This could be one of the steps on the way from pale lager to ale for people too shy to take the plunge.
Rerate: Tap (HBF2013, Friday) (7:3:7:4:13=3.4)
Smells like a good unfiltered lager, lots of milky milky grains. Super bready milky grains. Nice gentle dry hops. So amazingly drinkable - full, but with pleasant carbonation. Excellent pils!
mjs (6466) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at St. Urho’s Pub, 20130410) The beer poured golden and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, herbalness and grain. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grass, grain and quite clean bitterness. Aftertaste was grainy and bitter. A fruity nice pils even though not stylewise clean.