Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a plastic tank and shared with Matti at Villi Wäinö. Opaque, dark-orange in body appearance. Just some small dimples at the surface. Dried fruity nose. Sweet taste of honey, grainy malts, ripe banana and dried fruits along with spices towards the ending. Very sweet, but worth drinking (Helsinki, 06.02.2011).
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ One Pint Pub.
Pours a deep hazy brown colour with a massive foamy head, which disappears quickly. Grainy on the nose with banana, wheat and caramel. Weak flavour of caramel, wheat and banana. Alcohol pushes through. Medium bodied, oily/watery texture and soft carbonation. Average.
mickut (261) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ SOPP Helsinki. Pours opaque yellowish brown, no head. Taste is sweet, palate is flat and thick. Aromas have wheat, cereal, banana, doughy yeastiness.
Marko (3612) - Split, CROATIA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First from a plastic container at Villi Wäino, then again later on at One Pint Pub courtesy of Ossi (thanks!) . Poured a murky red body with a tiny but strangely persistant white head clinging to the edges (not so at OPP). The nose was sweet and lovely, grainy full, glue and carrots, quite nice. The taste, however, showed that the first sample was off. Only some light carrot taste, sweet, banana peel too, some burn. The OPP sample revealed a fuller, more balanced banana presence. The body is light compared to the Finlandias, which was additionally detracting with the first sample but perfectly acceptable with the other one, making it slightly more balanced but less exciting than the Finlandias. The initial rate was 7/4/3/2/8, the in-form one is 7/4/7/3/13
rodenbach99 (2508) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carton de 3 litres rapporté de Finlande. Bière ambre. Le nez est fascinant avec des épices, genièvre, sapinage. La bouche est très épicée, mince pour l’alcool par contre. À boire sans faute, un produit spécial.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Lammilaista Sahtia
Date: January 30, 2010
Appearance: opaque dark yellow. wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet spicy honey aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Banana and clove on the nose with hints of vanilla and nutmeg. Pours amber with no head. Mild tartness with banana and clove notes, vanilla, nutmeg, and hints of cinnamon, with a sweet spicy and slightly tart finish. Very nice.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Hints of raspberry, dried leaves, and rubber in the nose. Very smooth drinking. A little sweet and fruity upfront. Nice pungent aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of overripe fruits, mint, orange peel, clove. Flavor starts off sweet and pruny with hints of toffee before mint and citrus seeds come in followed by grapefruit juice, citric notes, and bitter berries. Seemed very unbalanced at first, but ended up coming together alright.
estpiwo (1086) - ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Little bottle. Grassy aroma of hops. Hazy yellow color. Flavor is sour. Like some old estonian home-brewed beer. Interesting, only for one time.