Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Kerava, Finland


on tap


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Untamed Karhu is the strongest in its breed. Its full original gravity gives it a substantial and strong taste. Karhu is a full-bodied beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaboon (1773) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 I’ve had this beer a hundred times before. From the most common lagers in Finland this manages to probably be one of the most drinkable ones. A little bit of sweetness with some character to it. Malty and grainy but a little bit of cardboard too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lusikka (7413) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2010
330 ml can. Rated @ 22.3.2009.
Clear golden colour, foamy white head. Grainy aroma, mild hoppy flavour. Full bodied? Not. Pours down just like any other pale lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
Draught ,our hotel bar in Laitila. I’m guessing this is the national bog standard lager in Finland as everywhere seemed to sell it. What to say about it ? Typical lager looks. Nasty metallic notes. Really pretty bloody awful but I like the Bear.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear medium yellow grey amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, bread, grain, toasted, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, dusty, old malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100828]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nordcore (1166) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
Can 33 cl. Colden, clear with a medium white head. Aroma; sweet malty with some sences of straw. Taste; bitter, normal lager, ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Bottled. A amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
progressive (74) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2010
This is quite roasty and actually even creamy, maybe the most creamy common pale lager here in Finland, and that’s way the best, with Lapin Kulta. Anyway, common crap. [0,33 Can]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjs (5366) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2010
(Canned) Poured palve golden and clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma was metallic and mildly grassy. Palate was quite light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, mildly grass, metallicness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2010
Bottle somewhere in Finland. Golden color with a thin head. Aroma is quite malty. Taste light sweet with short malty finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2010
Dirty brown color; strong, but unpleasant somehow striking malty/metallic hop aroma; light body and watery mouthfeel; flavor of some malt with metallic hop notes in the finish and with every detail (which there are little) screaming "industrial" in your face. In any sense it´s not pleasure to drink and on the other hand the dirty feeling cuts even the refreshness of, so there´s only one use I can think of to this, and considering it´s strength there are far better choices even to that purpose. But at least this beer defines the importance of marketing. It´s pretty funny to hear people talking of this as "the only real beer" and "the beer of the beers" and not just in ironic sense, because really what it tastes is like spring water added some dirty additives - and for many that´s the same as "tasty". Even more funny though, is hearing over 100kg weight robust man talking of how this below 4.7 abv beer "goes to a head like a hammer".

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