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Hartwall Dark Lager III

Formerly brewed at Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Lahti, Finland


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Gravity 11.3 Plato, colour 74 EBC, bitterness 16 IBUs, energy 41 cal/100g

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ [ post-PBF X ] by oh6gdx, Vaasa, Finland.

[ As Hartwall Dark Lager III ].
[ Vintage BBF 2003/10 ]. Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, toffee, cardboard, dark fruit notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, toffee, caramel, dark malt, cardboard, bread notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150726]

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottled (BB20031026...) at Post-PBF, Vaasa. Dark brown, small head. Cardboard, cardboard and toffee up front. Sweetish with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel, low carbonation. Peppery caramel, cardboard and rye bread. Black pepper finish. Probably not much worse today than in 2003.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrdasilva (120) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2006
Huge good head, deep ruby red color. Mild, metallic aroma turns a bit fruitier as the beer gets warmer. Nicely malty, soft, calm flavor. Some nasty metal in the flavor also. Dry coal-like finish. Very nice palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
Not too sweet, not too dry. Good roasted caramel and coffee taste with a little smoke. Nice full mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34329) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
A brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and malt, while the flavor is sweet with hints of smoke as well as stronger notes of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, clear light brown with a creamy, off-white head leaving laces. Soft, roasted, malty nose. Flavour of sweetish, roasted malt - almost no bitterness. A bit too heavy in carbonation. A very harmonious and pleasant drink. 030106

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
Bottled: Amber coloured. Unclear. Beige head. Chocolate, sweetness, malt and light fruit in the nose. Has some vague smoked notes. Flavour is sweet and crisp. Chocolate and fruity. Very light roast. Light bodied. Is dry and sweet in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper coloured, beige bubbly head. Caramellish and breadish aroma. Caramel and berries in flavour. Sticky, dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2004
Dark red color with medium sized beige head. Sweet, malty and caramel aroma is pretty mild. Thin mouthfeel with watery start in flavor, somehow metallic ending. Mildly dry aftertaste with some roasted tones, carbonation comes up too strongly in the end. Basic Finnish dunkel with too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2004
Dark reddish-brown color with quite big light brown head. Typical sweet malty dunkel aroma. Sweet, some roasted malt and caramel, carbonation giving soft mouthfeel. Unfortunately very thin and watery. Slightly hoppy and bitter aftertaste.

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