Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Malt Liquor
Kerava, Finland


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Less would be enough. With its rich copper colour Tosi Vahva (Special Strength) Karhu is generously malted and flavoured with the best hops. It is a balanced, special strength and full-bodied beer.

There is a 8.8 % version of this, which is sold in the Tax Free shops on the cruiseships from/to Finland. Ratings should, however, be put under this entry.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
mice (819) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Kirkas, tumman kuparisen värinen olut kohtalaisella valkoisella vaahdolla, joka jättää jopa pitsiä kivasti. Tuoksu maltainen, hieman hedelmäinen, metallinen ja alkoholinen. Maku maltainen, viljainen ja runsaan alkoholinen ei juuri muuta. Pitkä metallinen ja hieman mausteinen jälkimaku. Suutuntuma vähintään keskitäyteläinen ja aika runsaan hiilihappoinen. Nautittu etiketin ohjeen mukaisesti jääkaappikylmänä. Kylläpä jäi metallinen jälkimaku pitkäksi aikaa kielen päälle. Onhan tämä aikamoinen viinalager. Täysin turha tekele.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nevalainen (618) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2016
The color is clear amber with foamy white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Taste is medium sweet with caramel notes and warming alcohol in finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForestStar (20) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
Very nice full bodied beer with a strong and heavy malt aroma. Colour is dark and pours a nice fluffy foam :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (2386) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a clear amber color, topped with a small white frothy head. Grainy malt aroma, sugar and some caramel. Taste is pure malty sweet, some hints of bitterness in the finish and a bit boozy. A bit metallic aftertaste. If you want to get wasted it will do, otherwise nothing special. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
along with Yves at his home amber coloured body with off white head and with a fruity malt hops aroma a sweet fruity malt hops alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Clear reddish amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation.Fruited yeasty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet spicy bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
0,33L can (from SuperAlko, Tallinn). Pours clear red copper with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is metallic, malt, maize, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, maize, alcohol, malt. Overall: it’s a malt liquor tick!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 7, 2014
33cl can. Rich copper color, thin head. Malty, bitter and loaded with alcohol. Thin, watery, fizzy pop like beverage. Why 1.9 and not 1 - it is well balanced, and drinkable when cold. It is so nasty, that is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (763) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
Clear, copper red beer with a beautiful beige head. Nice sweet and fruity aroma. Lots of caramel, some toffee, malt, bread and some alcohol but it’s pretty nicely hidden. Wow what a surprise. I thought this would be awful but it’s actually pretty nice and many times better than the regular strength Karhu. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
33cl bottle at Viking Xprs. Pours clear amber to ruby with a minimal white head. Malty aroma with caramel, some fruity notes and hints of hops. Fairly sweet and malty. A bit over the top, but still drinkable.

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