jann3 (179) - 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).
Andy_ (962) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque cloudy copper orange beer with a huge creamy permanent head. Aroma and taste are mostly banana and sugary sweetness. The sweetness is kind of overwhelming towards the end of the glass and also a floury yeastiness enters at that point. Medium thickness and finish.
TheJestersBeer (2246) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Poured from a plastic container @ Bryggeri Helsinki.
Pours a cloudy deep amber, no head.
Phenolic, herbal aroma, caramel, wheat, yeast, honey, apples, earth.
Off dry, medium body, low bitterness, low CO2.
Taste as aroma, slightly sour, faint smoke, really phenolic.
Interesting. My British friends dubbed this the worst beer ever. :o) (2013-07-20)
jpkeskinen (349) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer came from a really dodgy looking canister. Sweet taste with some sour after tastes.
vtafro (4653) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity Cask. Hazy golden pour. Swee juniper aromas. FLavor is sweet, with spice and juniper. Man my day in finland had barely begone and these ratings have gone to short and sweet.
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the One Pint Pub
I wanted to drink local but sahtis turned out to be more elusive than I thought. This one was highly recommended so as soon as I found it on the tap handle I know which beer I was starting with. Fresh it is amazing and definitely vastly better than the bottled ones I have found stateside.
Aroma / Appearance - The caramel red base holds a fizzy bubbly head. It has a striking color almost like liquid red licorice. The handful of juniper, light chocolate, and wildness give the feel of drinking in a rural cabin far from the noise of a city during a long winter.
Flavor / Palate - Gooseberries, figs, and juniper awaken the palate. After the first wave it builds up until it becomes a bit like drinking licorice candy. The Hershey’s kiss finish is accented by fig newtons. If not for the price and other bottles to sample I would have drunk this all night.
MikeKeller (910) - Kemi, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ SOPP Turku 2013. Murky brownish orange liquid with no head as it goes with sahti’s. Aroma is sweet and has malts, yeast and bananas. Sweet flavour is also very bananic with malts and bun yeast.
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at HBF 2013, Helsinki. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Banana, grain, sweetness, hints of alcohol and malts.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ One Pint Pub. Rated on 19.02.2010
Aroma is sweetish with banana esthers, some caramel and herbal notes. Flavour is sweet with banana esthers, bun yeast, rye and malty notes. Too much on the sweet side – and feels a bit straightforward too.
fantti (785) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Juotu "hanasta". Kaatuu lasiin ruskeana, sameana ja vaahdottomana. Hajussa on banaania, mallasta, alkoholisuutta, sitruunaa, greippiä ja ruohoa. Maku on marjainen, banaaninen, mansikkainen, hieman alkoholinen, katajainen ja ruohoinen. Suutuntuma on mieto ja alkoholi tuntuu. Kokonaisuutena suht maistuva ja mieto olut, mutta vähän pliisuksi tämä jää.