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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (1152) - 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 (855) - 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 (434) - 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 (2022) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
290313. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma hay, butter, Slight metallic overtone. Awful.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from local Alko. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, grain and malts.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (3023) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Pours copper in color with a frothy tan head. Malty, caramel, sweetness in aroma. Sweet maltyness and some biscuit notes in taste. Drinkable. Sweetish and slightly roasted and some burning notes in finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Copper amber, clear. Nose has sweet malts, corn, lager cleaness. Nutty (peanuts, light nuts), some caramel. Very bock-like. Body is full, malts, alcohol, some corn, some malty sweetness. Hottish finish. Well bittered. Some hoppy remnants. Not overly bad, but a bit too hot. Drinkable still, to my surprise.

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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kingstoni (1745) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear light amber color with a thin head. Sugary aroma of malt. Slightly bitter, sugary malty taste. Alcohol in finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClubGonzo (4726) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle, shared at VANØ Bergen’s summer party. Clear light bronze body, small white head. Nose is marzipan, caramel and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet grainy marzipan-like tones. Hints of caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Weird, mostly.


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