rosenbergh (9743) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
I think Karhu is a bit above the average basic Finnish lagers. Nothing spectacular but ok. Easy to drink.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
can 500ml (Pori 450 years) EXP 10..09.2009 from S-market temperature over +10C golden yellow thick creamy head Scent: grainy malts Taste: grainy malts dash of hops short aftertaste. Easily drinkable ,bit dull.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden colour. Fast dissappearing head. Mild nose. Averoge hoppiness. Some grass taste. Waterly. A 0.33L bottle from local shop.
jimhilt (2540) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly, leaving a trace of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Flavor is one-dimensional remarkably similar to American macros. 330ml bottle €3.50 restaurant in Rovaniemen, Finland. From my notes - 7/11/2008.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Can. Pours a golden colour with a thin head. The aroma is very light with hint malt. The flavour is also very light, notes of malt and some bitterness. Nothing special, better than most of the Finnish bulk lagers, but not much more.
Kavu (3738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Although it’s praised by many, I can’t make any difference between Karhu and rest of the finnish lagers. Looks, smells and tastes painfully ordinary. Drinkable but nothing special.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale gold with a scant froth. Faint elements of corn and hay find sharp butter and sulphur notes poking through. Minimal flavour of sweetcorn and straw decays into a softly acidic, limping finish. Frail body, slick, with weak carbonation.
Frustratingly light; flaws stand out against a pale background.
33 cl can, best before 16.04.2009. Tasted blind in a class III showdown, 8th place (of 8).
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark golden color, thin white head. Aroma is some kind of berry, much sweet malty and a bit hoppy. Sweet malty flavor and slighlty hoppy finish. Light-bodied palate is a bit carbonated, bit watery too.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden, slightly rocky pale head. Very light aroma with a hint of sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts and light hayish hops. Mild and clean. Light to medium bodied, smoothly carbonated palate. At least it’s not mineral. A hometown beer, goddamn (perkele)!
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5l can/ 0.33l bottle
Typical high volume Finnish bulk beer.
A bit more flavor than the usual.