VastActiv (2050) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from local Alko. Originally rated 09042012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness, honey, tar and malts.
zvikar (2601) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles and DSG. Pours shiny yellow with a medium head, aroma of smoke, sweetness, wood and burnt popcorn, flavor of smoke, low sweetness, malt, medium bodied
kerenmk (1887) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles and DSG. Pours clear to murky dark golden with white wave. Sweet, smokey, hot dog/ chorizzo aroma. Delicate smokey taste, a little honey. Sticky texture, delicate carbonation, long finish.
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks oh6gdx for this bottle! Clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma of oxidation, grainy notes, a bit of honey notes, burnt tires and light smokiness. Sweetish flavor with some malt, honey-ish notes and subtle smokiness. Finishes drier. Medium-bodied.
TEJA (1197) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at omhper, thanks.
Fluffy lasting white head. Clear golden color. Tarry aroma with some smoke. Small smokey maltiness. Well fermented to give a dry finnish. Small but plesent bitterness.
HopfenWeisse (856) - - JUN 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From old back log. Aroma is smoke, tar. Flavour is pretty much the same. Otherwise basic lager
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish offwhite head. Clear coppery body with carbonation.
Earthy meaty aroma with smoky strawy notes. Dry-sweet strawy
smoky licorice taste with perfumy minty notes. Mid-bodied.
Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish perfumy salty licorice aftertaste
with smoky strawy notes. Deeply weird, but still nice in some
bizarre way. (0.33l bottle, Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)
laiti (4801) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 08.01.2011
Aroma is slightly smoky with grainy malt and some artifical tar esther. Flavour has grainy malt, some artifical tar and hints of smoke. Too sticky, stale and starchy, hard to find any use for this. Maybe as ice cold at sauna.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Pretty weird aroma - there’s not much there, but there is just a hint of terva, and something indistinct. Taste a bit fuller, terva clear, some gentle sweet bready malts. A bit of seared pork fat. When cold, it’s almost a bit watery, which isn’t undesirable in a 6.3% beer. Warming up, it fills out with some smooth sweetness. Carbonation fitting, stops it from becoming sticky. Finish has gentle tarriness and seared pork fat again. Not a patch on a proper terva beer, but still quite a pleasant drink. Psychologically, I feel that this is just a beer with a bit of extra caramel, and a few drops of smoke essense added.
Marduk (1940) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 330ml bottle, shared by FatPhil. Dark yellow color. Very small head. Faint smoke in aroma. Sweet malts, some smoke, wood in body. Quite interesting.