Finwe (330) - Grankulla, - FEB 4, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle from some grocery store. Pretty much the same poison as the original Karhu lager, but you can taste East Kent Goldings hops.
Lambister (83) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
568ml can. Pours clear golden to bronze liquid with a large head. Aroma of hay, some metal notes. Taste has hints of hay, grass, starch and pretty dull short. Finishes with dry and starchy notes. Not that different from the regular one, this one is probably more fresh and you can actually notice some distant hints of hops. Will never buy again.
Tide (709) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, bread, grass, grain and some hops. Malty body, only a bit of hops. Bitter finish with grass and some hops. Drinkable, not much better than the standard Karhu III.
zomba (140) - Nokia, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. More hoppy than the regular Karhu but despite the name not really very hoppy.
kingstoni (748) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Clear golden color with a frothy white head. Some Czech pilsener hops in otherwise watery aroma. Malty taste with some bitterness in finish. A bit sticky on palate. Would be a lot better with more hops affecting the flavor also.
mauritsio (116) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much different from original Karhu. Maybe little less sweetness. I think Double hops means that there is two different hops. Not double quantity.
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thellgren (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 pint can from local supermarket. Decent head, lots of bubbles, colour is darkish yellow. Looks like the ordinary Karhu beer, but taste is much lighter. There is some faint aftertaste of hoppiness, though. Quite different from what I expected (i.e. not twice as hoppy as the normal Karhu).
Juseq (76) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Nose is clean and yeasty malty and similar to the traditional karhu. Taste has additional caramel sweetness and some floral hops. The aftertaste is simply awful and disgusting topped with old and fermented farty hops. After the awful aftertaste there is metallic bitterness. Similar but not even as good as the original karhu.
liinis (1315) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very malty as the normal Karhu but a nicer hoppy flavour. Not much of difference to the original but better anyway.
kalervo (445) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Just as dull and tasteless as regular Karhu III. I regret buying this beer.
HopfenWeisse (666) - - APR 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color with medium head. Aroma is malt, hint of hops. Flavor is malt, sweet, slightly hops. Only bit better than basic Karhu III.