Sarpa (762) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ sopp. Pours hazy orange with no head. Juniper, banana, wheat in the aroma. Sweet, juniper, wheat flavor.
Lambister (205) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at hbf 2014. Cloudy brown color, small white head. Aroma of syrup, malts, yeast similar to finnish Sima. Flavors have yeast, sweetness, malts, bread. Interesting brew.
k0mpsa (1064) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at hbf 2014. Hazy brown color, small white head. Aroma is sugar, malts, yeast. Taste is yeast, sweetness, malts, bread.
kustie (94) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tuoksussa katajaa, ruskea melko kirkas väri jopa. Pehmeä sahtimainen maku. Täyteläinen olomuoto.
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plastic canister. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma is malty with very strong and sweet banana. Taste is malty and very sweet. Not much carbonation.
mauritsio (371) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 l canister from Tuulonen. Headless dark brown. Some yeasty and banana flavour. Sweet and thicky.
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visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a large plastic canister at Bryggeri Helsinki. Cloudy to brown without much of a head. Mild spicy aroma with juniper and hints of caramel. Quite strange brew. Almost no carbonation. Medium sweet with some acidity and a dry and spicy finish. Strange, certainly not a favourite, but quite nice juniper flavour. (2013-08-17)
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 15.08.2013, served from a plastic container @ Bryggeri Helsinki:
No head, just some random bubbles. Aroma is slightly strange fruity, yeast, honey, caramel, grain, dried fruits, banana, wet hay, weeds, dark sugar, herbs. Taste is sweet, yeast, honey, grain, hay, herbs, weeds, caramel, banana, sugar, cardboard, dried fruits. Little bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Interesting.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Helsinki Brewery. 8% or so, apparently filtered through juniper branches & traditionally drunk from a mug made of juniper to highlight the flavor! A muddy opaque honey brown pour, flat. Great spice ara, molasses, cinnamon & caramel. Boozy! Interesting flavor, sweet, some woodsiness, caramel like those Halloween candies I used to get. Nice mouthfeel, smooth. I’d like to try it with ice cream. Sahti is a must try when un Finland.
jann3 (89) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, dark amber color. Minimal head, low carbonation. Sweetish aroma with some juniper. Taste is slightly more bitter than aroma but with malty touch. Also some phenolic flavors. Alcohol is clearly distinguishable. A dryish finish with a metallic flavor. This is one of those beers which are definitely worth of tasting, but one glass might be enough. (Draugh at the craft beer festival in Helsinki).