Ernest (7286) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at St. Urho’s.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, apricot), with a note of mango.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, soft carbonation.
Fairly resinous-grapefruity in the hop department, but some nice apricot and tropical notes as well. Full-flavored but a touch brash/abrasive. Overall pretty tasty and balanced, but a little too Americanized for my preference.
oh6gdx (25258) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Amber colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mildly toffeeish along with some slight bitter notes to it. Flavour is fruity,floral and a quite big bitterness to it. Balanced, but a bit too sweet for my taste.
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Draft at St. Urho’s Pub in Helsinki, May 2013.
EK Golding hops and marris otter malt in the nose, lightly fruity, lightly musty, has some rusticity to the aroma but it’s not dirty or moldy. The hops are expressed more as it warms, much more orange citrus character. Also develops a strong bitterness with some of that basement must and mold showing up in late. Seems much hoppier than you would expect from a British-made bitter, but it’s matched by the equally-expressive toasty caramel and toffee malt flavors. Low carbonation, mostly smooth malt, unfiltered and creamy. That’s the way to do it.
FatPhil (13653) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
Lovely rich brown malty aroma. Some soap and a bit of perfuminess. Lovely dark brown, persistent tight head. Full rich body, smooth, pleasant carbonation. Great malty body, a little barky and husky. A touch acidic from the hops. Dry bitter finish. Very nice dark bitter. Stick this in your pipe and smoke it, all you twig-haters!
Erasmus_ro (2458) - Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Pours a dark amber with a dark beige head. The aroma hits you in the face even a meter away with its fruitiness - American and New Zealand. Grapefruit, lemon, some exotics. A lot of citrus. Some caramel. Taste is citrus, a lot of grapefruit, caramel takes forefront on the finish. Turns dry and stingy, real nice. Palate is a bit light, could be a bit fuller, low carbonation, but just the right amount for the style. Excellent, probably even better than Fullers’ standard.
rosenbergh (10211) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the St Urho's, Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with an average sized fluffy off-white head.
The aroma is deliciously hopped with nutty, woody, floral and piney notes. Balanced. The flavour is rather bitter resiny hoppy with a quite strong bitterness, soft maltiness and berries. Nice. Served warm. Soft carbonation.
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tiong (6392) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki
Pours dark reddish orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramely malts and fruity notes. Taste is sweetish, hoppy and grassy with notes of fruits, floral notes and caramel malts. Finish is bitter, sweetish and malty with notes of caramel. Quite hoppy ESB.
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St Urho’s Pub. Hazy dark copper, yellow-tinted head. Spicy caramel, good bitter flavours.
VastActiv (5603) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at St Urho, Helsinki. Sahtiviikot 2013. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops, bitterness and malts.
laiti (8036) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ St Urho’s Pub
Fruity aoma with hops, some pineapples, hints of hay and fruit candy. Smooth, creamy palate. Flavour has hops, some fruits, resiny malt, nettles, toffee and hints of nuts. Some gooseberry bush and herbal notes in the finish. An ESB in American way. Nice. Too sweet to match my pizza with blue cheese & meat.