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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (483) - 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 itís pretty nicely hidden. Wow what a surprise. I thought this would be awful but itís actually pretty nice and many times better than the regular strength Karhu. Nice!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (2570) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mauritsio (371) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
0,33 l bottle from check inn, Hyvinkää. Pale. Not much taste of alcohol. Not much different from Karhu IV ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light alcohol note. Sweet malty, caramelish and light biscuity. Vague marzipan like alcohol presence. Sweet dark malty finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suurjuust (959) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2013
Red amber, medium fluffy off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is metallic notes with sugary sweet malt, booze. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter. Bitterness and somewhat harsh booze in the finish. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SperkeleForce (496) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Can 33 CL. Pours amber with big frothy head. Taste is mainly malts, sweet. Alcohol pretty well hidden.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (984) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Can 56, 8cl Amber, clear with a minimal white head. Malt, metallic, alc. and caramel aroma. Light bitter taste with a alc and malt end.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kalervo (666) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Quite awful, not going to get this again. Sweet malty taste and sticky aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braastad (357) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Dark brown color. Sweet malty aroma. Caramelly malts on flavor also. Suprisingly drinkable. Alcohol mostly warms on the aftertaste.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
290313. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma hay, butter, Slight metallic overtone. Awful.


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