Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear atomically bright golden lager topped by a fair white cover. Timid floral hops are not quite a match for the cerealic, slightly vegetal, relatively dense malt profile. Sweet in mouth whereas I prefer drier pilsners, but the slight metallic notes I perceived in the aroma are not transmitted over the palate. On the other hand, the sweetness is harsh, though it gives it a fairly round mouthfeel. Surprising amount of grassy hop bitterness in the finish does not quite manage to slice through the sweetness, but is welcome nevertheless, leading towards the next sip. Biting carbonation, fizzy.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The stronger version is slightly better but this is a decent pils too if not particularly distinct or anything.
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - pale golden colour with a little but persistent foam, correct lacing; solid herbal aroma with notes of oily hops and almonds; medium-bodied with some sweetness before a decent herbal bitterness, slightly oily; quite dry and long grassy aftertaste - very drinkable
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/30/07 Helsinki, Finland. 50 cl can. Bright yellow colour, thin head. Sweet aroma with some faint malt. Bitter, warming finish.
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned, 2008-12-11. Clear and golden. Medium sized white head. Fruity and hoppy nose. Dry palate, medium bodied, lot of carbonation. Hops, hint of grass, bitterness, mild sweetness and some malts in taste. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is golden with a huge, white head. The aroma has notes of fruit, spice and malt. The flavour is fruity with notes of malt, spice and a dry bitterness. It ends dry with a slightly spicy and bitter bite. It is interesting and surprising.
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden, small white head. Fruity, hoppy and somewhat spicy aroma. Bready flavor, quite metallic and with some spices. Quite nice actually.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Malty aroma with notes of hops. The flavour is hoppy, malty and fruity. Light bodied. Very drinkable brew.
TET (2538) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow beer with thin white head. Aroma is quite refreshning and there are found spring grain field and some grass and hops. Flavour is pure malty with medium hoppiness but slightly bitter "Kukko" -style. Airy to drink and carbonation is balanced. Kukko Pils is classic, quite fresh, average beer but still it gives positive feelings for me.
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(50 cl can brought home from Finland by a friend)
On September 5, 2008
BB 22 03 2009
Clear pale golden color, fluffy white head. Slight fruity and hoppy scent, also sweet. Sweet and apple taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.