FatPhil (9748) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Keg (My local, Espoo) (Horizontal with other IIIs and IVs)
In summary - odourless, tasteless, rubbish. Sorry, I love Finland, but I canít say anything positive about this beer. Itís not actually bad, itís just not in any way good. If you think itís a clean taste, thatís disinfectant.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Light grassy aroma. Slightly malty flavour with a short finish.
KM (353) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy medium head. Pale brown body. Thin aroma of bitter hops and a tad malty. Pleasant flavour, well balanced bitterness and sweetness. Has a special hint of something undefined. Maybe it is the great taste of Lapland? Best enjoyed straight from the bottle. This beer is a good old classic for me, and I really enjoy it every time I get it on bottle. (Filipstad, 19.07.07)
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold, with a thin durable head. Malty aroma, with a bit of floral hops. Medium body and sweet. A bit long in the finish.
KnutAlbert (6288) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very similar to the III version of the beer, they probably brew them to one strength and then dilute as appropriate. Decent balance between hops and malt, refreshing dry finish.
RichardGretton (4317) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Helsinki Train Station, Finland. Dark golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly dry with a light malty finish. The flavour is weakly dry at the beginning with quite a bitter finish. Overall an average bitter/gentlely malty lager.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned 50cl. It pours a yellow beer with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma, grassy, grainy with notes of hops, apples. Slighlty tart, a hint of sourness. Some oily elements in the nose. Dominating malty sweet flavours. Oily. Medium bodied, again a hint of sourness in the taste. The taste is mainly of malt and grain. Watery. Poor finish. Ití s not that good, but nothing really bad either.
Borup (6469) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of Malt and hops.
berkshirejohn (4732) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Vantaa Airport, Helsinki Amber with a dense white head; caramel aroma; malty and slightly sweet with a moderately bitter finish. Much better than the III version.
ekstedt (5659) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy, a bit un-clean. malt aroma, some grassy hops. Light budied and watery. Some bitterness in the finnish finish.