Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow, rather big foamy head. Citric and grassy. Medium bitterness. A refreshing pilsener to go with salmon, as recommended at Bryggeri Helsinki.
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@HBF. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Bready cracker malty aroma, some lemony hoppyness. Medium-bodied. Nice German type spicey hoppyness. Lemony. Quite ok.
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewery, October 2013.
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of grass, bread, citrus and some light hops. Soft and easy to drink. A descent Pilsener.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body blond. It smells hoppy, bitter, aromatic, bit malty. The taste is hoparomatic, bitter, bit fruity, malty, intensive. A special and very good Pils! 12/12/13/12/-/12
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Helsinki Bryggeri.
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of kumquat, gum, kiwi.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Excellent stuff, and having just come from Franconia that’s saying a lot...for an unfiltered lager, this is the real deal.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours hay. big fluffy white head. Very nice aroma of grass, floral hops, biscuit and cereal. Taste is crisp and clean with a nice sweetness.
tlind2 (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@Bryggeri Helsinki. Slightly cloudy golden color, white head. Sweet, grainy aroma. Fairly bitter flavor with vegetables and an oily finish. Medium body, medium-light carbonation. Not that great.
Andy_ (1033) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Re-Rate bottle at home
Clear lager orange beer with big white head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is very malty and grassy hoppy. Tastes malty with little sweetness. Finishes with moderate bitterness and and dry maltiness. Thin palate with medium carbonation, watery at times. Could use more aromas and more bitterness. More like a pale lager this way.
Tap @ SOPP 2013 HKI
Lager-like clear orange coloured beer with a moderate fast dissolving head. The aroma is sweet and malty, as is the taste. There’s a slight fruitiness but overall it’s more like a pale lager than a pils. There’s a moderate amount of bitterness and a light mouthfeel.
kingstoni (1927) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Clear golden color with a minimal head. Aroma of malt and some lemon. Crisp malty taste. Lively carbonation, a bit harsh on palate
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Bryggeri Helsinki, 20130625) The beer poured golden and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, grain and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, grain, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. A very nice and clean pils. The finish was done well.
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2013 Total Score: 3
(Keg at HBF2013) The beer poured golden and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass and grain. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, fruitiness, grain and bitterness. Afteraste was fruity and bitter. A nice pils.