Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow, not much head. Grassy and citric., buttery. Medium bitterness. Not a very good Pilsener but still the best within the Kukko series.
Leini (1793) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 330ml can. Clear golden body with a huge white head. Light bread, grass and some metal.
Armadill0 (333) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Aroma has cardboard, grain and some citrus.
Taste has grass, metal and grain. An pk pils but nothing worth your time.
taunusmies (350) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden colour. Aroma has malts, notes of fruity hops and grass. Dry mouthfeel, slightly bitter. Could have thicker palate. Some small hints of metal and cardboard too.
djoeye (3444) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma fruity hops. White head, leaves a 1 cm lace inside the mug.
Very pale straw-yellow colour, on clear water. Carbonation is rather good.
Much bread, hops, grain and distinct bitterness in the taste. Not sweet.
Average mouthfeel. Hoppy and dry aftertaste, with tiny hints of malts only.
Probably an excellent partner along with a sandwich with pickled herring.
An interesting pilsener, among all the anonymous waterish supermarket-beers from this part of Europe.
50 cl can bought in Finland, enjoyed at home with my wife.
Andy_ (1040) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 Golden yellow clear beer with some nice head which dissolves quickly, leaving a little layer on top of the beer. Aroma is mostly grainy malty. The taste begins with a metallic sidenote and goes on with maltiness. The finish has a nice amount of fresh hops but also some Laitila trademark vegetables or pea soup taste. It’s a pretty highly carbonated and thin beer. For the price and availability it’s ok and I give a bonus point for being gluten free and produced with wind power. However, with better options available (without vegetable and metallic aromas), I’m probably not going to buy this again.
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pale yellow, clear. This is probably the most interesting of finnish continentally-hopped bulk beers. Quite bitter, a bunch of green hoppy flavours. The malts are, however, hard to find, and the yeast profile seems like the same as all other bulks around here. Not actually that bad, if faced with choosing between this and another finnish bulk lager, go for this!
jpkeskinen (483) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A bit better bulk beer. Though there’s not much taste, there’s still something. The can looks good!
laiti (8036) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014
33 cl can @ home
Aroma is rather strong on butter. Also some grassy hops and grainy malt. Flavour has grassy hops, some sweetish butter and grainy malt. Very close to Vahva Pils (no surprises here). Probably the best beer you buy with one euro in Finland.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with grass, citrus, malts and toast. Dry bitter finish. Decent pils.