Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Pale Lager
Helsinki, Finland


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Note: new recipe since April 2007, label does not mention "III", but "premium lager" (update: "III" has returned to labels). New ones are green "long neck" bottles (old ones are in a brown bottle). Efter 2009 or so the new product for April 2007 is in all the sold formats.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1638) - Ford, Shropshire, - FEB 9, 2014
330ml can. When I first drove to Finland aged 22, I bought a crate of this stuff and although it was a touch sweet and unoriginal, it still tasted amazing to my young tastebuds, just because it was Finnish. Nowadays, it still tastes pretty boring but will always remind of those days.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ramboraffe (451) - SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Aroma is light malty and grassy. taste is light malt a little grass. Semi sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
freretoc (690) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, blonde claire, peu de mousse beaucoup d’effervescence, très forte en goût limonade, cette bière est infâme..

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Renobob (637) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Bière mauvaise, juste bonne à se réhydrater en cas de forte chaleur. Ressemble beaucoup à de la Kronembourg...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
0,5l can on a train. Pours pale golden with a high head. Aroma and flavor are mostly grassy malts with some sweetness. Decent lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wiosna (133) - - JUL 20, 2014
0,5 tölkki@ IC-juna mikkeli-Hki. Kirkas, keltainen. Maltainen tuoksu. Maku pehmeän maltainen, kevyt ja vetinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4357) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Vapiano, Helsinki. Poured a crystal clear medium to light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a big malt, light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Not quite so good as the Finn’s claim it is. They need to get out more. The barmaid told me it tasted better from the bottle but that was just wishful thinking from her side :-)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marcius (207) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Appearance with golden color and low head. Weak malty aroma. Also malty flavor with little bitterness, a bit unbalanced. I did not like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (8049) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
330ml can, thanks to djoeye. Airy white head slowly dissipating over a crystal clear golden coloured body. Modest aroma of grainy fruits. Taste of grain and sweet lemon. Distant bittersweet endnotes. Soft carbonated. Drinkable, and, in fact, better than expected (shared with Finn at his place, Tromsø 25.06.2014).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (4208) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Boks 0,33l. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse på Nerstranda 25 Jun 14. Gyldengul. Middels høyt luftig skum som daler sakte. Aroma av mais med innslag av malt. Myk munnfølelse. Maltsmak med en litt syrlig avslutning. Vassent helhetsinntrykk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abijen (1480) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, sweet. Tastes the same. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.

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