Unde (289) - Helsinki, - JAN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reddish colour, with no head which is disappointing for a dark lager. Powerful malt aroma, not very rich flavor. Not bad, but not good either.
Leini (602) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml can. Clear anber body with a medium white head. Malt, caramel, metal and wet grass. Thin palate an pretty low co2.
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Marstonlad (332) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light brown with a medium-sized white head. Aroma displays similar grainy, papery maltiness than most bulk brews, very simple and one-dimensional. Taste is light sweet, malty: it has notes of caramel, bread and a hint of nuts. Hoppiness is mild to non-existant. Light, a bit watery palate. All in all, this was even a bit better than expected. Light and simple but not bad like the regular Lapin Kulta.
oops (163) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Malty, roasty, sweet. Not good beer. Not awful as well. Not buying another one.
suurjuust (844) - ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow orange, medium off-white head. Malty-toasty nose with sweet notes. Taste is malts, toasty notes, grainy tones, hay, more sweetness. Pretty bland even for a macro.
KolmeKuninga (4) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Head was little stronger but also flattened after couple of minutes. No lacing on the glass. Color is not what a dark lager is supposed to be. Its amber. Smell is maltier actually, but mostly this sweet malty flavour that you smell from kali, rootbeer, kvass or kalja. So not a good character for beer. Mouthfeel, well nothing just watered down massproduction that obeys te Finnish alcohol laws with 4,6% vol max alcohol. Hops??? well lets not even go there. If I had not paid 1.18€ for 350 ml bottle I would pour it down the drain and forget about it. Keep the bottles, they might be worth a fortune one day as an attempt to make microbrew by a big company.
thirstyrabbit (1000) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. OK, I’m totally not going to drink this beer at 18 degrees Celsius as the label suggests because it’s a pale lager. In my mind "Dark Lager" always stands for a Dunkel or a Czech style dark lager and this isn’t even a Vienna. Instead it has a deep golden body which is most likely achieved by using caramel. The beer’s weak aroma has something sweet and bready. Taste is similar to regular Lapin Kulta with a dash of caramel. It’s a lifeless pale lager and not "dark" by any measure. So beware!
hens (490) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.35L bottle. Fusty, toffee, bread aroma. Stale, old wood, light caramel flavors. Good carbonation. Bit watery. Booring light finish.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Boks 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Fortært i Skibotn 19 Mai 13. Mørk gylden. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer en stund. Litt lacing. Svak maltaroma med innslag av metall. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er litt karamell men gjennomgående vassen.
BitchPls (408) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, pale reddish brown beer with a white head. Sweet malt notes on the nose. Sweet bread and vegetables in the flavors. Not very crisp mouth feel. Watery body.
Senka (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35cl bottle. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, molasses and some cellar dampness. Pours clear amber, with thick, beautiful head. Well balanced taste, not exactly amber lager I enjoy, but definitely much more nicer than some "vienna" beers from Austria. Bottle/can is worth a try, but the price they want for that in Vantaa airport is just obscene.