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Karksi Hele

AS Karme
Formerly brewed at Nigula Őlu

Style: Pale Lager
Karksi, Viljandimaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Karksi Hele meeldib tavaliselt ikka aastaringselt, aga suvel soojaga kulub seda lihtsalt poole rohkem.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
agent_persik (573) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
Clean golden color, small white head. Light sweet malty aroma with. Taste is sweet too, with malt, caramel, yeast, some bread and honey and quite strong alcoholic lightly bitter finish. Watery body and medium carbonation. Does not taste like regular pale lager, more like Vienna style. Overall nothing special but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2009
1 L bottle. Golden color. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is malty at the beginning and after can feel bitterness of hops. Good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tundmatu (27) - Tallinn, ESTONIA, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2012
Pleasant aroma, smooth taste, strong and long lasting after taste, slightly bitter, very stable foam Color plays nicely in sunlight

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (4226) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear dark yellow color. Almost no head. Sweet watery, cardboard aroma. Butter, metallic, somewhat spicy taste. Cardboard, faint honey.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts, as is the flavor. Decent lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (6063) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2009
Draught (Őllesummer 2009, Tallinn) - Golden with a white head. Malty aroma with a hint of grass. Clean and malty taste with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Tallinn. Clear deep gold colour, small fizzy white mostly vanishing head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of grain and nuts and light floral hops. Taste is initiallyslightly sweet and acidic, turning into a light bittersweet finish with an acetic feel. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation. A fairly pleasant lager, nothing Earth-shattering and a bit low on the hops but one of the better mass-produced Estonian lagers I tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (11532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2009
1l bottle (SOPP2009)
Gold, small head. Grainy lactic and jam aroma, some pancake. Dishwatery taste. Some biting hops and a papery hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Plastic bottle (Thanks TM). Golden colour, not too much head. Aroma is biscuits, bready malts, some mild notes of grains and rubber. Flavour is quite much the same, as well as some strange sweetish starch/maizelike notes lurking as well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirstyrabbit (1490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2010
1L plastic bottle. Golden but no head. Low carbonation. Looks and smells like liquid butter. Taste is strange: buttery, nutty and slightly citric. I wonder why the 0,5L swing top bottle costs almost double the price of this 1L plastic bottle version.

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