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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suurjuust (2582) - 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 (791) - 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 (1243) - 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 (930) - 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 (454) - 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 (2086) - 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 (4978) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (3368) - 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 (4589) - 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.

-- bb/h

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kingstoni (1863) - 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.


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