TBone (11736) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow color, small steady white head. Fruity, American hoppy, pineapple and citrus. Light-bodied. Fruity hoppyness, exotic pineapple and piney notes. Refreshing and light.
tlind2 (1058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@Bryggeri Helsinki. Cloudy, pale golden color, frothy white head. Lemony hop aroma with piny notes. Refreshing, malty flavor with a dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
The final sample was an excellent golden ale that is better than many of the ones from the UK. A sessionable and light presence with enough flavor to be interesting makes it a prime candidate for drinking on a warm summer day.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy golden body has a stiff starchy head for company. Spruce, lemons, and mangos are the drivers of a very tropical presence. Grapefruit and more citrus feel like drinking cocktails on a beach for more depth.
Flavor / Palate - Spruce and juniper hit the tongue without any delay. Honey and almonds sparkle in a tropical transition. The bitter finish isn’t overly assertive either. Without wearing down the palate it provides more than just a vague finish. More brewers could take a note from what they’ve done here.
thellgren (208) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.4 l draught @ Helsinki Bryggeri. Looks very refreshing and smells has all kinds of citrus fruits. Taste has lots of hops but also those fruits, which makes the ale not bitter but very refreshing. This has more taste than I expected.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at SOPP 2013, Lahti. Hazy golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is fruity hops and grass. Flavor is quite sweet with fruity and grassy hops, malt and some bitterness. Light body and slightly bitter aftertaste.
VastActiv (2014) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at brewery, brewpub Bryggeri Helsinki. Colour is hazy yellow with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grain, hops and malts. Nice summer beer but nothing special.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the SOPP 2013, Lahti, Finland.
Cloudy yellow golden colour with a small white head.
Very fruity hoppy aroma with quite a lot sweetness. Quite nice.
The flavour is much more malty. Grainy maltiness, mild bitterness and fruity hops in the flavour.
Very summery. Very drinkable.
mjs (4168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Keg at Bryggeri Helsinki, 20130625) The beer poured pale golden and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, hops and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was mostly bitter. More like a fruity and a bit musty pils than a golden ale.
Hermod (2712) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Hazy light irange, frothy head. Exotic fruity, spicy aroma. Flavor is pineapple, orange, hops and malt. Lightbodied, refreshing.spicy notes in the finish. Good.
RexTalionis (2083) - FINLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours cloudy golden in color with a small whitish head. A bit of fruity citrus and summer meadow in aroma. Light bitterness in taste, some fruityness and a bit of that nutty houseflavor in taste. Has got a soft and creamy touch. Nice and easy to drink summerbrew with a slightly tropical fruity finish.