Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Pale Lager
Lahti, Finland


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Kotikisojen kunniaksi valmistettu erikoiserä on jälkihumaloitu ja siten runsaasti vaahtoava. Note: this is a special version for Spring 2012. Normal Karjala has different entry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012

Can 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, vegetable, cardboard. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, malty, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20120506]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
50 cL can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and cornish. Light toasted malty, cornish and mild sweet. Toasted malty and light cornish finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Can. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of unfermented grain, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of unfermented grain and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Can at papsø. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel with notes of hay. Malty flavour of caramel with notes of hay. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2012
Canned (from Prisma, Vaasa). Golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is some floral hops, mild grains, some grass and mild bready notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some floral notes as well as mild grainy notes. The grains are not in a bad way. Actually this is quite refreshing. Either it’s very fresh, or then it’s actually a different recipe than Karjala III, as this is more floral. (having a normal Karjala III in a glass next to this one).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Can 50 cl. Courtesy of oh6gdx. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweet malty nose, a little caramellish. Medium body, fairly clean malts, sweet. No real bitterness. Decent. 221112

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Can @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor. has a fruity malty grainy finish with weak bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting - London. Pours clear gold with a big, fluffy white head. Pleasant doughy malt nose. Light sweet flavor with crisp dough and cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation. Light sweetness to finish with more basic dough, cereal and faint straw. Decent pale lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
Can 500ml (K-Siltapuisto, BB 12/2012)
Brewery claims that this is different recipe than normal Karjala. Deep golden, maybe a bit amber color, small white head. Almost no aroma at all. Maybe light bread, paper and metal. Light bodied, watery palate. Light sweetish and bready maltyness. Light fruity notes. Finish has some harsh bitterness, short malty aftertaste. Only thing special in this beer is lack of aroma and taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
Can at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Grainy, hay, sweet malty, straw, corn notes, lots of corn, thin body.

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