fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle as "Huvila Villijoutsen" @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Clear light amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, sour, sweets. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic, with a short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watey, carbonation is soft.
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of malt and caramel, as well as a light spicy touch. The flavor is sparkling with notes of citrus, caramel, spices, and vegetables. The body is thin.
joergen (25355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange coloured with a huge off white head.
Aroma of berries, overriped fruits, fruits and hops.
Flavour of berries, fruits, overriped fruits and hops.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of tbone_. Pours a clear, amber golden with a tall and handsome, off-white head leaving laces. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Slightly thin body with vague notes of caramel and some fruity vitamin touches. Almost no bitterness. Surprisingly bland compared to other Huvilas. 270707
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is bread, big fruity hops and some zest. Flavour is zest, frutiy hops and some caramelmalts. Some breadish hints also there. Not very much Christmas in it, but otherwise it’s a very good quality bitter.
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear ruby, small head. Unusual strawberry aroma. Fairly sweet with clean rounded mouthfeel and light-medium body. Doughy malt, hay and dark cherries domintes. Finishes with average bitterness. Quality beer, as expected from Huvila.
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Labelled as Villijoutsen. Chestnut with lasting beige head. Sour aroma, lemon, some hop. Good sourness, some candy sugar. Interesting. Bit empty somewhere. White pepper on end.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (bought from K-Extra Oliivi, Lauttasaari, Helsinki) (BB 04/2007)
This is a Christmas brew from the micro brewery of Savonlinna. Name means "Good Thomas". Thomas is celebrated every year the 21st of December and it is said that "Christmas arrives with Good Thomas".
Red ruby color, nice creamy off-white head and lace. Lightly hoppy and nutty aroma with hints of horse blanket. Medium-bodied with crisp carbonation in the beginning. Good nutty malty palate, mild citrusy English hops. Mild hoppy and malty aftertaste. Suprisingly full for being only 4.1%. No Christmas connection found ...
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Deep red, thin bready head. Subtle aroma - beer imminant that’s for sure. A bit creamy I guess. Swirl it to get rid of excess carbonation. Then it will taste of great old-fashoned classic English bitter. Hints of ginger, good hops - probably goldings. So sessionable, so tasty.
Rerate or (4-4-7-4-13=3.2)
Draught (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki) as "Villijoutsen".
Clear red look. Little aroma (too cold maybe?) Really creamy taste, plenty of hops. Stays in the mouth a long time.
bierkoning (11949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tbone_. Brown color. Cake dough and cinnamon in the aroma. Hint of toffee. Sweet flavor with toffee and nutmeg. Thin, watery, hint of diacetyl. Caramelly bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.