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Karhu Korpisavu IV

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27
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Formerly brewed at Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kerava, Finland

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: water, barley malt, starch, hops, aroma. Gravity: 14 % Plato, color 20 EBC, bitterness 21 EBU


begbie100's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - JAN 18, 2009
330ml bottle. If I say that this is macro brewery try for smoked beer boom, you can pretty much guess what’s coming. It has some charasterics of smoked beer, but all flattened and watered down. Color is deep copper, pretty nice looking. Didn’t notice any smoke on the aroma, mostly sweet malts aroma. Flavor was like taking your standard lager adding 1/4th of smoked beer to it. So it’s like lager with a very small hint of smoke in it. Not exactly bad beer, just uncharacteristic


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090206.
Pours dark golden color with a small head. Aroma of faint smoke, caramel, malts and starch. Flavor of starch, some caramel notes, hay and faint fruits. Somewhat better than I expected but nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 03.02.2009
Aroma is a bit stale with grainy malt, hints of grass and floral notes. Also some smoke and tar occurs when it warms up. Flavour is slightly smoky with tar, grainy malt and hints of grass. Sticky palate. Not good, the smoke notes are too weak and feel a bit artifical.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2162) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2012
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. Brown colour with minimal off-white head. Aroma is caramelish and sweet. Flavour has slights notes os caramel and brown sugar with a mix of smokyness. Carbonation and body are medium

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeKeller (797) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Bottled. Deep coppery coloured Korpisavu IV is strange combination of strong finnish lager with artificial smoke aroma which makes this quite odd blend. You can definitely feel the fake taste of smoke and it’s quite bothering. Not a very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
This could be a lot better. Then, it IS a lot better than generic Finnish beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle @ Nosturi(?). Originally rated on 27.11.2010. Decent, slightly smoky lager with a metallic taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
In bottle at Craig’s, thanks Franz. A golden rauchbier with a lacy white head. Smoky pea and ham soup nose,. A little sweet. Flavours of sweet caramel and lots of smoked malt. Quite thin but not too shabby.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Slight smokey bacon scent. Bit of a lager taste, metallic with smoke. Not great but not entirely bad

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2011
Bottled, tasting at cgarvieuk, courtesy of house mate. Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is smoky, ham, wood. Flavour is light malted, smoky, salami, wood, bit salty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle at home ... thanks to Bullit ... copper ... thin white head ... soft somey toffee malt ... little fishy nose ... fizzy .. ligth smoky malts ... soft fruits ...


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