Brewed by Bryggeri Helsinki
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Helsinki, Finland


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Vahva pintahiivaolut. OG 13.1%, EBC 10

mentalmind's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mentalmind (47) - - MAR 8, 2014
Based on the brewery’s Summer ale from 2013 this brew is very similar but with a bit more punch on every aspect. Nice fresh hoppy aroma is dominating but the overall taste is still quite balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9496) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
About 100ml poured from a bottle at the brewpub. Near-clear golden body. Spotty lacing from a low white layer. Mid-sweet fruity hops on the nose. Mixed taste of pineapple and mild caramel malts. Dry, rounded bittersweet tail. Medium bodied. Nice (Helsinki 25.09.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ [ post-PBF X ] by oh6gdx, Vaasa, Finland.

[ As Bryggeri Helsinki Golden Ale ].
Unclear matt medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, nutty, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, orange, bread - caramel malt, orange - pine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150726]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21755) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottled at Post-PBF, Vaasa. Cloudy golden, small head. Buttery apricot aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium body and clean mouthfeel. Apricots and sugar, some caramel and saccharine. Lightly resiny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollerton (191) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from Alko in Torneo. A very nice beer, a golden ale with nice taste and aroma. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1848) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at bryggeri, white head. Aroma has fruits, malts, sweet honey and suryp notes. Nice sweet and hoppy taste, caramel notes, honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (3128) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
0,33l bottle from Alko, Keljonkangas. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts with fruity notes. Flavor is malts, some fruits and a hoppy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (472) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Golden color with white intense head. Aroma has citrus, pine, malt. Taste is malty with bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, pine. Good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
330ml bottle, hazy light orange colour, medium frothy mostly lasting head, good lacing. Heavyish hoppy aroma of grapefruit and flower with some resiny hints and some grain and caramel in the background. Taste is initially bittersweet, turning into a long bitter finish, medium body, slick mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Nicely refreshing and sharply bitter ale without going overboard, could’ve maybe had a bit more aroma depth and a little more maltiness to back it up but anyways among the better craft ales from Finland that I had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (323) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Medium, white, long-lasting head. Misty amber. Fruity, very hoppy and malty aroma. Dry palate and edgy carbons. Resin, grape fruit and grainy. Good bitterness. Very nice!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 11/2015, and the ABV’s 5.6 not 6. Clear light amber colour. Head off-white, not very big, but leaves some lacing. Nice hoppy aroma - grapefruity, other citrus fruits, piney-resiny, sweet, and some thick, almost musky hoppy notes as well. Tastes of bittersweet fruits, maybe grapefruit and tangerines, some peachy sweetness and faint caramel. Sweetness and bitterness nicely balanced. Dry on the palate with quite some bubbling cutting through the dryness. Nice body. I see others have also noted that this is more like an IPA than a Golden Ale - I agree. Overall a very lovely beer, I’m positively surprised!

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