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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2005
Coppery color, little vanishing white head. Malty, mildly sweet aroma with some metallic tones. Medium alcohol in aroma. Medium bodied. Sweet, mild fruits, medium alcohol in flavor which lasts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2005
Rated 2003-07-29
Golden and copper in color, thick white head, which vanishes slowly, some lace. Aroma is flowery, bitter soft, malty. Soft, well balanced, pretty malty, notes of alcoholic. Warm and slightly alcoholic finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2005
Can. Pours amber with almost no head. Aroma is fresh hoppy and slightly caramel malty. Taste is sweet maty, slightly metalic. some alcohol burning

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
Can. Orange colour with a medium off-white head. Caramel malty wet paper aroma and a sweet malty metallic, alcoholic taste. Medium body and a dry alcoholic finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Can 56,8 cl) Beautiful amber colour with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of hops and alcohol. Very potent body with lots of alcohol and a rather sharp, hoppy finish. Looks great but has a flavour of your typical Nordic Malt Liquor. 221005

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, small bubbly brown head. Sweet alcohol, malt and weak caramellish notes in aroma. Strong malty flavour with alcohol growing in finish. Very bitterish overall, and a bit hard carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (11916) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 Bottled (BB 09/2004, brewed in Kerava)
Dark-amber color, off-white head. Metallic and alcoholic aroma. Full-bodied malty, slightly sweet but metallic alcoholic taste dominates the flavor. Slightly bitter alcoholic aftertaste. (3/4/6/2/10 2.5)
Canned, a pint (BB 04/2005, brewed in Kerava)
Amber color, quickly vanishing white head. Lots of CO2. Malty, metallic, hensfood aroma. Sweet metallic flavor, palate is ruined with alcohol. (2/3/4/2/8 1.9)

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pilsnerrogge (2413) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2004
Bright amber colour, thick head; looks nice. The aroma is pea-soup and alcohol. The flavour is alcohol, alcohol & alcohol.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Clear amber color, thick head with lace. Extremely harsh alcohol aroma hides everything else. Flavor is quite smooth and malty with some sweetness, plums and an alcoholic twist. The smooth, medium-carbonated palate is ruined with way too much alcohol. Another beer that shouldn't have been brewed at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vessu99 (10) - Uimaharju, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2002
A real good and strong Finnish beer.


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