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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 16, 2013
Nice, refreshing and entertaining. Somewhat strong and very sweet to drink, golden and nice aroma too.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - OCT 26, 2013
Found on a supermarket on Easter Island. Pours bright golden with a nice white head that diminishes rather quickly. Aroma is herbal with grasses mostly and some grainy backbone. Taste is slightly sweet with some marginal bitterness and a metallic hint. Body is medium and texture is oily. Overall, a decent heavy pale lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jookos (2274) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle@solstafir gig, nosturi. Pale golden, clear. Musty, slught corny malts on nose. Light medium body. Round clean malts, some metallic tones. Not really that bad for a plain lager, but as a beer overall quite dull, boring. Clean though, easy.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
villevav (217) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Karhu IV A on väriltään kirkas ja kultainen, kuin mikä tahansa muukin vaalea lager. Kaadettaessa Karjala muodostaa yllättävän tiheän vaahdon. Ensikosketus ei ole erityisen miellyttävä, sillä tuoksussa on miedon maltaisuuden ja humalan katkeron lisäksi epämiellyttävää tunkkaisuutta. Ellen olisi vasta pessyt lasia, voisin luulla sen johtuvan lasista. Suutuntumaltaan Karjala on pienestä hiilihappoisuudestaan huolimatta nelosolueksi yllättävän kevyt ja jokseenkin vetinen. Maussa on samaa mietoa maltaisuutta ja kevyttä humalointia kuin tuoksussakin. Maltainen jälkimaku päättyy tunkkaisuuteen. Onhan tämä hieman tuhdimpaa kuin Karhu III, mutta etiketin perusteella olisin odottanut silti runsaampaa makua. Ei erityisen miellyttävä millään osa-alueella. Silti Karhu IV A on Suomen myydyin nelosolut.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2013
The head is unrobust. It smells sweet-malty. The taste is cheap, sweet, malty. Not that good. 8/6/6/6/11/6

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. A pale lager on the sweeter side. Quite clean. Finishes with a medium bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
finol (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at Carmen. Pours rather dark amber for a pale lager. Drinkable malty brew, made for drinking and to be rated, nothing wrong with it tough.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Can. Clear golden. Light sweet malt aroma, grass, corn. Sweet and light bitter.Light body.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1158) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at huili, järvenpää. Clear golden color, white head. Malty aroma. Basic malty taste, some hops.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
agent_persik (402) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap @ Helsinki. Golden color, almost no head. Light aroma of malt and grain. Taste is acidic and malty, with unpleasant light metallic bitterness in finish. Watery body and soft carbonation.


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