VastActiv (1547) - Oulu, - NOV 23, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 0.33l from Pendolino, train. Colour is golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours are metal, grass and malts. Pretty fresh but otherwise just horrible.
Nijstrom (51) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33cl bottle. Clear, pale golden colour with a small white head. Malt and some hops in the aroma. Taste is moderately sweet. The beer is light-bodied with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
Nevalainen (15) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice light aroma of bread and a little bit of citrus. Very clear golden color with frothy head. light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation. Overall well balanced beer. A good experience.
SamTheBarrel (146) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 330ml bottle, labelled Premium Lager 5.2% ABV, barcode 6413600091943. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head with some retention. Aroma of wheat bread, hay and herbs. Taste of wheat bread, and a hint of citrus and herbs. Some bitterness with a slight sweetness. Well carbonated, medium-light body, slick texture and a bitter abrupt finish. This is a classic European macro Pale Lager with good availability and fairly affordable price in the Nordic countries. A solid unoffensive beer, but don’t expect anything extraordinary or exciting.
Compared head-to-head to a 500ml aluminium can, labelled Lapin Kulta export 5.2% ABV, barcode 6413600091233. Presumably should be identical to the bottle but was noticeably worse. Taste did not have the same bitter crispness and also there was a hint of alcohol. The aroma had also a metallic touch, possibly an old can but I could not decypher the date code.
The score is based on the 330ml bottle.
Douberd (1200) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a stemmed glass. ABV 5.2% New country tick.
Golden yellow colour on the body with a tall white head, with thick density and average retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma is heavy on malts, with some grass, apple juice and cookies.
Taste has again lots of malts, very sweet, there is some apple and cookies too, good but a little too sweet for me, especially on the aftertaste.
Medium body, good carbonation, little low but with a bite.
Overall an okay beer.
petexner (803) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Easy to drink lager, nice color, nice head, dry hoppy palate, crisp taste.
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Geiserich (2899) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: light grassy aroma but mainly grainy. Yellow to pale golden color. Flavor is grainy and a bit hoppy.
hackobock (657) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Clear golden with a white lasting head. Aroma has sweet malt, grass, light crisp. Sweet wort taste with a very light bitterness.
Andy_ (383) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear straw-colored beer with quickly disappearing head. Pure grain aroma. Mostly grainy taste with ugly starchy sweetness. Some bitterness on the finish. Light body.
hawthorne00 (2087) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, bb 9/13. Gold with a frothy white head that lasts OK. Grainy aroma with slight cooked vegies, some lemon. Sweet and grainy with modest bitterness; some pepper, very slight lemon at the fairly dry end. Bland but drinkable.
agent_persik (219) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden color, minimal head. Light malty taste and aroma, mostly dry with no bitterness. Watery body and soft carbonation.