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Hartwall Legenda Special Edition

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Hartwall Legenda Special Edition
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Formerly brewed at Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Helsinki, Finland

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Legenda Special Edition is stronger version of Legenda III. Special Edition is more fruity thanks to diffrent hops. Special Edition was brewed to pay homage to Tall Ships’ Races sailing event in Turku, Finland, in summer 2003.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
Beautiful golden with a huge head. The aroma is like the typical mainstream and the flavour doesn’t change that impression one bit. It has weak notes of hops, stronger of malt, a light sweetness and an OK bitterness - but it has no personality.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29663) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2005
[At Jyske Řldage 2004, Kolding] An amber beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet malty and so is the flavor.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
(on bottle)A sweet ´n´ soft nosed beer with very low carbonation. Find some berries and balsamics somewhere in the sweet mouthfeel. No hopping at all, so the balance is off.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
Golden color with no head. The taste is sweet with light corn notes. Has slight alchohol notes and comes off a little thin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2004
Golden color with vanishing off-white head. Surprising aroma, it has some spicy, hoppy and alcoholic elements of some Belgians. Flavor is milder, starts with watery feelings but ends with nice alcohol and spicy aftertaste. Body is thin thin to medium, could be stronger with 6.0 ABV. Ending has also some drying hops. This beer was surprise indeed, expected to have one of those standard Finnish lagers again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5700) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2004
Canned. Golden with a short head. Elder and citrus in both aroma and flavour. Some bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11344) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2004
Golden/amber, small head. Has a malty but also floral aroma with some elder. Malty flavor with fruity notes. I found this one quite nice.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12950) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 This is now called Legenda 6
Bottled
Darkish lager color. Small but steady white head. Malty, slightly metallic aroma. Medium-bodied, malty, sweet, alcoholic flavors, a bit like Latvian or Lithuanian lager. Bitterness in aftertaste. (4/2/4/3/8 2.1)
Bottled, re-rate, "Legenda IVB" (they say this is dortmunder helles)
Dark golden, small head. Fruity and metallic nose. Malty, fruity, clean. (4/2/5/3/9 2.5)

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pilsnerrogge (2523) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2004
Pale amber colur, nice head. Neutral aroma. Quite sweet flavour. The taste of alcohol gets too obvious.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 (Bottled) Light amber color, small head. Sweet, honey-malty and christmas-spicy, slightly alcoholic aroma. Fruity, sweetish-malty flavor with oakiness and somewhat present alcohol. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated and slightly alcoholic palate. A bit too light body for the ABV, but not bad overall.


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