KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
bierkoning (9818) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Apple aroma. Almost oily flavor with apple. Medium bodied. Bitter, but not hopbitter aftertaste.
oh6gdx (19991) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Kivitatti (6) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow colour, grapefruit-like aroma & flavour, quite dry, somewhat bitter, not that malty. Not a great beer, but a nice and refreshing one.
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
brunnsbe (70) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.