oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head, flat-looking and ugly. The nose is distinct and strong, sour and sweet and mildly acrid, not good but curious. Tastes insane, with a honey-sweet maltiness coupled with lemon-tart sour and a toasted, woodsy, herbal-honey finish that would definitely be nicer with a few bubbles. I canít go so far as saying I like it, but this beer is history in a bottle, so I dig what it represents.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
You mean this isnít supposed to be a sour beer? The aroma seems JUST like a sour, there is a lot of sweetness in there after you try it out a bit more. Not much head, lots of bubbles on the glass, brown and quite hazy. Tastes only faintly of the sweetness from the smell, there is some definate malty buscuit flavour and that sourness at the end. If I knew there was junipers in here before I tasted it I would have expected it to taste like gin, but it definately does not!
wlajwl (4454) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very little head to it, the aroma is that of a red ale with hops and what I assume is junipers. Relatively sour flavor to it, which I donít care for in a beer. Not sure if its supposed to taste like because this sample might be old.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with no head. Juniper and malt aroma. Juniper and malt flavor with some salt. Medium bodied. Juniper and malt lingers with salt.
Khartnavi (22) - Goose Arm, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a strange aroma to it, you think itís skunky at first, but then realize itís more complex than that. Iím not much of an alcohol smeller, so that was enough for me. It pours dark brown to murky, with minimal head. Boring label away from the skull cap and the antlers. As for taste, I could see how someone else would like it more, but I strongly dislike ítartí or íbitterí, so it doesnít rank high there either. It has a full body and is 7%, so it gets points there, but I wouldnít be overly excited to give my first Suomi beer a second chance.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper brown with no head. A medicinal warming aroma, probably the juniper popping out to smell. A souring tart body with a chewy appled malted body. Lingering sour touch on the palate periphery. Interesting but not particularly tasty.
crossovert (8911) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting Sahti. It doesnít have much head and is a magentalike color. It is tarter than other examples with the juniper really standing out.
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours gunky orange/brown with almost no head, just a few bubbles, and a fruity spice aroma. There is a strange sweet and sour medicinal flavor, probably from the juniper, that is interesting, but not particularly tasty.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy pinkish dark amber with little to no carbonation showing. Nose shows initial hints of jammy red fruit, strawberry in particular, mixed with a burnt sugar/caramel with light notes of oxidation. The nose is actually quite nice, and im sure I would like it more if I had tried this blind. Slippery and oily on the palate, still flat, with a lightly tart flavor which ends just tasting like watery metal. Itís interesting and it definitely caught me by surprise.
emacgee (4309) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks turd for sharing. Pours a murky copper amber with no head and a visually apparent lack of carbonation. Nose is super interesting, very fruity and spicy with notes of bread. Has an almost lactic tartness to the nose. Flavor is pretty similar to the nose and the palate exhibits a lack of carbonation. Fruity and sweet with notes of juniper and spice and a mild tartness to the palate. Body isnít too heavy and I makes me wonder where the fruity sweet character is coming from, would benefit from some carbonation