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Hartwall Karjala IV B (Strong 8,0)

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Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Malt Liquor
Helsinki, Finland

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New very strong Karjala IVB is a warming doppel bock like beer, in which there is softness and taste of Karjala beer. (I translated the description myself, so there probably are some language mistakes on it. Sorry!)


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SperkeleForce (554) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Can 50 cl. Copper color with big smooth thick head. Notes of grains, caramel, malts. Slightly better then the lighter stuff Karjala but yet another mass produced lager with just more alcohol in it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (1431) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 15, 2014
Lovely 50cl can thanks to rosenbergh. Color is dark golden with a medium white head. Body is thin. Taste is medium bitter and sweet. Aroma is caramel, metal, light alcohol. Not bad!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kavu (2255) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
0,5l can from Alko. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma and flavor are grassy malts with a hint of metallic alcohol. Surprisingly decent.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nordcore (1022) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
50 cl can. Golden clear with a minimal white head. Malt, grass and alcohol. Light bitter with alc. End.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
VastActiv (2859) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from local Alko. Colour is golden with tiny white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, grain and malts. Horrible.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Juusto (37) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Yuck! Strong alcohol taste. Dull aroma with hint of some fruits. Strong alcohol stinging ruins the palate. Not a pleasant experience to drink.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
k0mpsa (1158) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle at jäähovi, tampere. Clear golden color, small white head. Basic mass-lager malty aroma, some sweetness. Basic malty taste with sweetness came from alcohol, hint of alcohol. Some hops at the end.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dermi (628) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
33 cl, bottled. No pour. Aroma: Malt, brown sugar. Hints of fruit. Mild alcohol component. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitterness. Little dry. Palate: Quite light body, average carbonation. Ok.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
330 ml bottle. BBE 20.10.2012.
Pours a golden colour with loads of bubbles and no head. Aroma of pale malts, grains and some fruits. Flavour of sweet malts, grains, light hops and some fruitiness. Loads and loads of alcohol, of course. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a light malty finish with alcohol. Alcohol comes through way too much, but I was surprised that this didn’t taste bad.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1324) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2011
Amber colour, white non-lasting head. Smell of fruits and hops. Very sweet and slightly bitter. Aroma of rotten fruit and alcohol. Compared to other Finnish beers of its kind (Karhu TV and Olvi Tuplapukki), this one prevails. Although still not very good.


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