Brewed by Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
Style: Pilsener
Laitila, Finland


on tap


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Vaalea Pils-tyyppinen täysmallasolut / EBC 7, EBU 35

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
The aroma is not as bad as it good be as a pils... Yellow with thin head and some lace. Very simple taste with a little apple in it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 2005 can thanks to Juha!! Pours a honey-gold yellow. Medium-sized bubbles rise quite lazily to the top to form a whispy white head, that is not long retained, but fades to a ring of foam. Clear. Good lacing. Smells of light honey, grain husks. No yeast, not really much hops. Flavor, though, I did enjoy. Laitilan seems to make pleasant and simple beers and that can hit the spot at the right time. Pils malt and herbs, with a touch of tin and dough (that’s an odd combination, yes). A full swig yields significantly more bitterness than a small sip, though it’s quickly overtaken by doughy honey malt, though there is a reprise of light grass clippings on the finish. Medium body, moderate wateriness, little to no yeast apparency, though some light crispness on the finish. Soft carbonation, maybe even too little of it. Lovely retronasal hops, grassy and bitter!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
Keg @ Helsinki Beer Festival, Helsinki Finland Backlog 2 April, 2005
Strangely parfumed aroma and slightly sour from malts. This is more a Helles than a Pils, in my world. Minimum aftertaste. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2005
can, thanks to my friend juha! lightly sweet aroma but balanced with some european/german hops. very clean, but very thin. very enjoyable, something i could easily drink about 10 of these!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (9818) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2005
Can. Apple aroma. Almost oily flavor with apple. Medium bodied. Bitter, but not hopbitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (19991) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
Canned. Clear yellow, big white head, which disappears quickly. Sweet barlic taste with hints of honey. Bittersweet taste with the bitterness coming first and the sweetness coming in the aftertaste. Barley and hops dominate with caramelly taste in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kivitatti (6) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2005 does not count
Pale yellow colour, grapefruit-like aroma & flavour, quite dry, somewhat bitter, not that malty. Not a great beer, but a nice and refreshing one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Pale golden colored with fairly quickly dissipating, typical pils-white head. Delicious and sharp grassy hop aroma. Clean, hoppy flavor with light malty backbone and bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Well balanced, refreshing beer and a solid interpretation of pilsner style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brunnsbe (70) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 True pilsner aroma, the taste seems to differ a little for every batch. Strong hoppy, fruity aroma. One of the best industrial beers in Finland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2004
Nice pilsner aroma, bright yellow color with little foam. Average body with crispy hops and comfortable carbonation make this beer to be nice experience. As I’m Finnish, I must say that this beer is my "sauna-beer", perfect for that purpose, specially when drunk from can.

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