swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at One Pint Pub, darker iced tea color, lots of flavor, juniper, somthing like cinnamon that I’m sure that’s not cinnamon. Orange zest. Very flavorful and quite good
drpimento (2481) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served with a large bubble, sudsy head the color of the brew which was a hazy dark amber. Aroma was spice, licorice, malt. Flavor is similar but butterscotch is present also. Plus a bit of tang. Body and carbonation are true to style. Finish is like flavor and quite long. Seems to be what a sahti is all about except for the butterscotch which I’m not a huge fan of.
jookos (3486) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of sweetness, ’doughy’, bananas (overripe ones) on the nose. Weizen-style easters on the palate. Rye? Thick and soft, Feels very nurishing, like drinking whole milk.
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and slightly sour but then I think I got an old bottle. Some banana aroma and resin. Very unusual. Serving: Bottle
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ SOPP Helsinki. Pours murky brown orange with a minimal shortlived beige head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet, spicy, bready and malty. Flavour is yeasty, sweet, some bananas and malty. Finishes sweet and yeasty.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at One Pint Pub. Aroma and taste of sour banana and weeds. I assume this is an acquired taste.
Koelschtrinker (12631) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deutlich bananiger Geruch, nicht sehr süß. Bananig-frischer Antrunk, leicht süßlich und mittelwürzig. Deutlich kräftiger werdend, grasig, nett. Zum Ende deutlich bananiger. /10/10/8//9
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a plastic container, Villi Wäinö, Helsinki. Pale ruby, cloudy at the edges with the faintest necklace of bubbles. Slightly dribble-making blackcurrant and banana yoghurt aroma liberally peppered with clove- 9? Smooth, thick mouthfeel, huge banana and clove, lightly smoked blackberry afters. Almost peaty, juniper, slight sugar tackiness. Top end RB (reindeer-beater), a level of complexity and juiciness above Finlandia.
Rune (9300) - 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 (7102) - 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.