hlkanga (204) - - OCT 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown to ruby red colour with a small tan head. Quite nice aroma of toasty malt, mild suryp and even a hint of chocolate. Taste is toasty and bready with a hint of caramel. A bit stingy carbonation, medium bodied and oily mouthfeel. Hayish and a bit hoppy finish. Quite decent vienna. Somehow this year it tasted better than last year. Lacks some hops though and the finish is bit harsh.
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Fairly sweet roasted malt flavor with a dry, metallic finish. Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Not a complete disaster, but slightly off-balance.
Beerheart65 (797) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has caramel, pine, dark bread. Clear red/brown with pin head. Taste is bit more crisp than aroma and has also berries. Medium body. Not bad, not usual finnish christmas beer but ok.
Cuso (3374) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Red brown color with medium beige head. Toffee, caramel, malt in aroma. Taste, caramel, roasted malt, some herbs, bitter hops. Light bitter finish. Drinkable beer.
HopfenWeisse (812) - - APR 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber colour with minimal head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavour is watery, malty. No chrismas taste.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune på seanse hjemme hos ham 12 Jan 12. Mørkebrun/amber. Masse kremaktig skum. Søt maltaroma. Smaken er også malt med innslag av frukt. Syrlig fruktig ettersmak som varer en stund.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Finn Arvid, shared with ratebeer-Finn. Frothy and bubbly beige head, spotty lace to the glass. Deep, dark brown body. Vague smell of chocolate malts, moderate roasted. Dark malts to the taste buds, including dark chocolate and nuts. Roasted bitterness to the finish. Accepted, in fact, rather nice in a Lapin Kulta context (session in Tromsø, 12.01.2012).
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottled, rated 2011-11-27) Dark reddish copper with a quite large, but quickly fading, lightly lacy head. Caramely-malty, lightly metallic and vegetably nose. Flavor is metallic, caramely and lightly roasted-malty, roughtly bitter. Light and watery body, stingy CO2. This is watery and metallic pale lager spiked with some caramel malt.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, earthy - damp stain - fusty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
5+ Slightly stodgy roasty bready aroma, a bit caramelly and cakey, and biscuity.
4 Deep red, tight off-white head, persistent and leaving lots of lacing.
6 Almost chocolatey twist to the roastiness. A bit stodgy and mashy. A touch on the sweet side, but nowhere as bad as the US sugar bombs. (So it’s swee, but not sugary.)
3 Full smooth palate, you can sense the residual sugars. Pleasant carbonation. Immediate finish is nicely chocolatey, and later had some bitterness from both the roast and from earthy hops.
10 Got all the right ingredients and in roughly the right proportions. One of Lapin Kulta’s better offerings. However, there’s something that makes it not quite work. It’s a bit dead. Anna thinks it’s a bit astringent and wants me to drop the points a bit, but honestly, this isn’t a bad beer at all in my mind. Throw out the caramel, and make this all year round, and phase out that normal Lahden Kusta that you make, Hartwall, please.