Senka (800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the archives: June 2011. Finland. Very good vienna. I was surprised to see something similar in Finland. Most of the time it was pale lagers, and then this one. Malty, fizzy a nice beer to look at.
TheCellarer (32) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half-litre bottle brought from Nourgam in Finland and kindly shared by Elisabeth at session XX. Clear reddish brown body with small head that leaves some lacing. Crisp and fresh aroma of dried fruit (raisin) and sweet caramel. Flavour resembles aroma, but is weaker. Weak is also the key word for how it feels in the mouth: Flat, thin and very little carbonation. Quite promising to begin with, but fails to live up to that promise. Still an acceptable brew though.
Nijstrom (80) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. This beer has an amber colour with small off-white head. There are notes of malt, bread and caramel in the aroma and the beer is moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Light-bodied with a thin, watery texture and soft carbonation.
VastActiv (3331) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.5l from local market. Originally rated 06062012. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.
Tide (1968) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from supermarket. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with caramel, citrus, grass, toast and a bit of nuts. Bittersweet finish with caramel and nuts. Easy-going, enjoyable brew.
laiti (6256) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cl bottle @ Nurmo, BBE 18.08.2013
Aroma has bready malt, some toffee, hints of vegetables and metal. Flavour has metal, bready malt and hints of vegetables. Finishes somewhat sticky with syrup notes. Feels kind of artifical.
Pyrmir (3682) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma bready, spicy, dark sugar and dill (!). Tastes sweet, bready and a bit chemical.
mauritsio (495) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is full of rye and hops. Taste is too sweat and watery. Big plus for bottle.
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hlkanga (204) - - JUN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a bit reddish mahoganny brown colour with medium-sized beige head that leaves a lacing. Aroma of roasty malt, caramel malt and some rye. Taste has toasty and bready malt, some grain and mild caramel. Light to medium bodied, watery mouthfeel and finish with rye and roasty notes. A good choice for dinner but otherwise slightly boring.
jolo (921) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl. A clear amber colour with a medium high, good lacing, beige head. An aroma of malt, caramel and yeast. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration.