Marduk (2009) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
350ml bottle. Clear dark golden color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Caramel, malts, mild honey, touch of plastic and sweet notes in aroma. Sugars (like sugar cubes type of sugar), malty, caramel in taste. Weird grassy and grainy side taste. Watered down vienna, but certainly not a horror.
Nijstrom (52) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml can. Amber colour and a small off-white head. Notes of roasted malt and grains in the aroma. Medium sweetness and some bitterness in the taste. Light-bodied with average carbonation.
Luoto (22) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Just when you think that Lapin can't get worse. Disappointing toilet water colour. No real taste or distinguishing feature other than it is not as metallic as the other Lapin 'urine' beer. One does not want to admit to being Finnish with beer like this. Lidl's cheapest beer is way better than this. This is a chemical soup with colouring. Eww
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hessu (8) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,35l bottle. White head, fades quickly. Clear amber color. A little sweet malty, caramel. Easy drinkable
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from a local food store in Pello, Finland, September 2013.
Clear amber with a small head. This was better than expected. Malt, caramel, some grain and light fruit.
KoNrRiI (387) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.35 bottle. Light brown color, looks like watered-down cola, medium-sized white head, quite thin. Aroma is dominated by malty scents, some honey, a little bit of cocoa beans, nuts and a small touch of rum. Taste is an attenuated version of a bock, sweet malts and caramel which are offset by a delicate, roast bitterness. Light body, thin texture with slight slick inclinations and a soft carbonation. Finish is short and sweet as well, again mostly composed of malty flavors. Considering the beer’s commercial origins it is not bad at all.
Zarkam (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350ml bottle from Lidl. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Slightly toasty aroma of grain, hay and grass with a hint of nuts. Surprisingly much character when thinking of the crap the major breweries around here usually put out...
djoeye (889) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl alu-can from K Kilpisjärvi FI.
Low off-white head on a bright copper body. Scents from grains, herbs, strawberry. Tastes roasted caramels, malt, toast. Gentle light bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not much watery. Aftertaste some dark bread, syrup, malt candies.
Andy_ (515) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange beer with a permanent but slight head. Aroma of dark bread and grains. Sweet malty taste. Thin watery mouthfeel with not much hints of hops or aftertaste at all. Easily drinkable, not much taste but nothing unpleasant either.
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can from Kilpis, via Gaute. Bright copper coloured body, off-white head slowly disappearing. Spotty lacing. Faint aroma of grainy caramel. Mid sweet flavour of caramel malts. Abrupt, dry cereal ending. Medium to thin bodied. Clean tasting. Unvaried, still possible to drink, even a whole can (Tromsø, 19.07.2013).