SperkeleForce (339) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours copper reddish with minimal head. Taste is a nice blend of bitterness and sweetness. Notes of some fruits perhaps some sitrus and also some strong hops. There are not too much of an aftertaste but some bitterness. This an ok bitter Ale.
hoorayh (15) - - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice example of finnish brewing giving almost no hint of an aroma but tasting subtly tempting and surprisingly delightful with clear vibes of citrus and maybe a hint of nuts in the aftertaste. refreshing experience with something still left for improvement, a lot like my summer cottage.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100901. (7-4-7-3-14)
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of mild hops, some fruits, malts and some nutty notes, some herbs and grass too. Flavor of grass, malts, nuts and some mild fruits. A lot maltier and nuttier taste than before. A disappointment.
Brandman (1751) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has rich maltiness, butters and fruity yeast. Flavour is more sweet fruity than crispy bitter. Nice and balanced.
Beerheart65 (796) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with bit red, clear, one finger short off-white head, creamy lacing. Nice look. Mild aroma has bread, bit caramel, berries. Bitter, medium sweet, light to medium body, round feel, soft carbonation, dark fruits and nutty malting, bit woody, dry and bitter finish is long. Ok bitter, tasty, fresh and fruit with also nice malting.
VastActiv (1568) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are hops, caramel, malts and bitterness. Quite nice.
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5.2%. Clear dark amber/brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is mat, caramel, fruit, hop and a little dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, hop, little bitter and a little toffee.
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy white lasting head. Hazy amber body. Dusty sweet hay honey aroma. Sweet malty mild hay grass flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.
visionthing (2090) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at Koht, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, fruits, malt and hints of citrus. Lightly sweet and malty with a nice and bitter finish. Nice and refreshing ESB! (2012-11-17)
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013
Draught @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 29.09.2010
Aroma has some pine needles, hops and hints of caramel. Flavour is hoppy with pine needles, some resin, hops and toffee. Decent ESB.
7+3+7+3+14 = 3.4
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 01.10.2013
Aroma is somewhat fruity and hoppy with resin, biscuits, nuts and hints of bready malt. Flavour has toffee, some fruity hops, hay, resin, hints of caramel, nuts and nettles. Quite the same as I remembered.
7+3+7+3+15 = 3.5