Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Premium Lager
Helsinki, Finland
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   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 (1888) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dermi (670) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
33 cl, canned. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma: Malt, mild grass. Taste: Medium+ sweet, some bitterness. Malty flavours, some grass. Palate: Light body, some carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (734) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
I love it on tap. I called distributor to find out where they sell that in Estonia for example, and they told me that this is highly confidential. Anyways, it is good on tap when not in FI (money-wise - I was asked 5 and 8 Eur for 1/2L). A good lager, and a stable quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jice (139) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Export. petit col de mousse persistent, goût assez neutre mais rafraichissante cela dit. Pas désagrèable, pour la curiosité, mais même une Kro est plus goûtue.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jpkeskinen (293) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Drank as a draught. Not very tasty, not good at all. Maybe a bit better than the old version.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mkel07 (3831) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Casablanca Brasserie 241014. There’s not a lot going on with this beer and not a lot of nice things to say about it.. Grain aroma adds to the overall unpleasantness, along with the pale amber colour, thin whit head and flavour that you can take or leave. I haven’t seen many beers from Finland and now I know why.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sdg (77) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Golden color, clear; white head; lasting white layer - Aroma of malt, grains, grassy hops - sweet taste, very light bitterness - light body, thin texture, soft to average carbonation - short, sweet, grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adodo (83) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 20, 2014
Clear, yellow colour. White foam, disappears fast. Aroma sort of musky. Little sweet, umani taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml can poured in a chalice. A: Pours golden-yellow to orange color producing a big white fluffy head. Not much retention but some few lacings left. A thin bubbled layer remains after all S: Sweet. Sweet grains and grassy hops. Well, very "Heineken" smell T: Follows the nose: Sweet grains and grassy hops. Reasonable hop bitterness which is a good point M: Very light body. Medium to high carbonation O: Low drinkability. [ BA Review @ 5/7/2011 ]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ramboraffe (761) - 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 (915) - 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..

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