mile (3122) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, lightly sweetish and malty aroma, fruity, some citrus and soapy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and dryish flavor, some citrus and soapy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and dry, citrus hoppyness. Light bodied bitter, aroma and flavor are not in balance, light and soapy hoppyness.
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Pale amber color. Soft citrus aroma with a hint of perfume. Very fruity flavor (lychee, citrusfruit) Thinnish with soft earthy notes. Decent.
FatPhil (9595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Helsinki Beer Festival, 2011)
6 Pipe tobacco. Sweetish, some walnut.
3 Orange - clear apart from the fact mine had a flake of hop in it!
6+ Tobacco in the taste too. Resiny, some chalkiness and minerals. Sherbetty sweets too.
3 Soft palate, OK carbonation. Finish doughy, plus the sherbet again. Definite herb component too - maybe it’s sage?
13 Solid IPA, great for 3.6%
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of caramel and grassy hops. Flavour of caramel, grassy hops, citrus and some hay. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry, bitter, fruity finish. Not the best kind of hop but well balanced.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at chriss... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet frity light fruit nose ... soft sweet fruit juict hop ... light fruit ... easy
TET (1755) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copperbrown beer with a weak and white head. Aroma is tropical fruity, some glue and toffee. Taste is slightly fruitfull, nice bittery, wooden and slightly piney hops. Light to drink, but still nice. Quite dry, wooden beer, that are nicely balanced with bitterness and light body, otherwise, the hook is missing.
Kavu (2432) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with a low head. Aroma is grapefruit and hops, flavor is malts, some fruits and a balanced hoppy finish. Again Beer Hunters deliver a great low ABV beer.
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Only numeral rating in HBF 2011 for most of the beers. Few beers have written ratings.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@Helsinki Beer Festival 2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some mild moudy notes as well as some earthyness. Flavour is earthy, floral, grassy and slightly malty. Quite oily palate.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Hazy orange amber color. The aromas of orange and hint of yeast. Dry strongly bitter and biscuity flavor with herbal hops, lemon yeast and plastic. Light body, watery palate. The bitterness is somewhat rough and mask other flavors.