Kobracai (103) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rating from memory. Light golden lager. Mild carbonation and light bodied. Sweet upfront and very light fruit notes coming through. Some pepper in the background, subtle bitterness with a crisp clean finish. Finnish lawn mower beer.
minutemat (4039) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle @ Sky Hotel, Rovaniemi. Pours clear amber, big white head. Clean moderately sweet malt and light noble hops, with a low bitterness. Drinkable and perfectly fine.
Senka (1046) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the Fin Summer trip: on tap in a resto. Maltier than others, but still just a pale lager. Not my favorite. Probably the price is what scares me.
Nevalainen (526) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden color, quickly vanishing head. medium bitterness, Boring beer.
MiP (15187) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can, 4.6%. Fruity and grainy aroma. Clear golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is sweet and metallic. OK malty but with a rough and slightly unpleasant bitterness. Better with sisu.
Bamsen78 (4926) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pours clear golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of yeast, with skunky and hoppy notes. Weak, bitter flavour of hops with mild, malty notes and pronounced estery touches. Watery. Mild, slightly bitter finish. Boring.
HopfenWeisse (1474) - - JUN 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear yellow with big head. Aroma is grainy. Flavor is malty and grain, bit bitter. Not bad basic lager.
Beerhammaren (1594) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
.33l bottle from CM Seppälä
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma is hops, grass, citrus notes and some bread. Flavor is hops, malts, caramel notes and grass. One of the best bulk lagers.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can 56,8 cl. Golden color with big smooth foamy head. Notes of citrus, grass, caramel. Not that bad for a bulk lager.
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
330ml bottle, medium mostly lasting frothy white head, clear deep gold colour, decent lacing. Moderately malty aroma of fruit and and grain, light floral hops. Taste is initially moderately sweet and slightly acidic, turning into a slightly sweet and sour finish with a chalcky feel. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Kind of a not very mature, underhopped and chemical-feeling lager, won’t get it again. Reminds me of some of the cheaper stuff in Russia.