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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%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle 33 cl , Alko tampere. Pours clear ruby copper with a nice bubbly tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, bready, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity and alcohol. Finishes bitter and a bit sweet.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Psytron (1526) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Rerating 12.8.2011. 8,0 % bottle. Malty smell, bronze colour. White, medium, somewhat lasting head. Faint aroma of apple. Alcohol pushes through heavily. Lightly sweet and some sourness to be noticed. Flat carbonation. To be avoided.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenrikSoegaard (11274) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fait mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Syrup notes. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Not that alcoholic. Oily palate.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white big, but short head. Aroma and taste are sweet corn, caramel and alcohol. Palate is oily.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark golden. Aroma and taste are caramel, sugar, malt and hops.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dermi (725) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Bottled, 30 cl. Pours clear copper beer with a white head. Aroma: Mild malts and alcohol. Caramel. Taste: Moderate sweetness. Light bitterness. Palate: Light bodied, a bit thin, average carbonation. Some caramel. Not good.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kavu (2728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
Pours clear brown with a low head. Aroma is apple juice and some malts. Flavor is apple juice, malts and lots of metallic alcohol. Awful.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBaboon (1723) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Colour of copper. Aroma of malt and cardboard. Nothing else to say about the taste either. It’s been years since I had this this and it is actually better this time.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2010
Can from Tbone, thanks! Amber color. Grainy perfumed flavor with caramel and apple. Alcoholic. No specific aroma. Keeps the alcohol addict happy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 rerate: 29/6/2012. Copper color, lasting white head. malty, bready, light alcohol in aroma. Flavor is heavy malty, quite sweet, bready. alcohol nicely hidden. Much better then couple of years ago. 21/7/2010. 33cl bottle, Alko. Poured dark copper color and white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and alcohol. Flavor is malt drained in sugar and alcohol. No thank you.


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