Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Lahti, Finland


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Organic Christmas beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakrock (130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 No expectations - or very low expectations. However such a nice surprise. Very rich taste. Taste of handbrewed quality beers. Fruity - lot of tastes. Good palate. Like a quality dobbelbock Where low alcohol amount doesn’t matter at all. Best supermarket beer I ever had, definitely. Biological product gets Always 0,5 higher than bon-organic One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber colour, lacy white head diminishes into thin film. Fresh, pleasantly hoppy nose has herbal and grassy notes and slight pepperiness. Light, chocolatey malt aroma with some roasted bread. Dryish and medium bitter taste, finishes a bit sweeter with caramelly and roasted notes and nice bitterness. Light body, slightly watery finish. Nice brew that would be even nicer with some additional malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1410) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Re-rating this now it seems a lot better than three years ago. smooth and mildly christmasy. easy, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauritsio (748) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Special Hartwall Bottle. Dark brown with tiny head. Sweat aroma. Sweet, little bitter roasty taste. Long aftertaste from hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2011
0.33 l bottle from Prisma, Jyväskylä. Dark amber color. Aromas of caramel and bread. Fairly bready taste with toffee, nuts and herbal bitterness in finish. Not sweet, not dry. Hint of metal in aroma and finish. Tastes richer that typical Finnish supermarket lagers, which is a good thing. Balance is towards malt, although herbal bitter finish is typical for finish mass lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (5520) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Mahogany, clear. Nose has bready malts (dark syrup-based bread), a bit of metallic notes. Body is lightish, malty, brown. Some soft roasted tones, but very malty and easy. A bit like a dunkel.. but softer in a way. But feels processed, or mass produced, even with the ’ecological’ labeling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (2132) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2012
171112. Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with a high head. Aroma some hint of spices, earthly aromas. Dark vienna style maltyness. Low palate. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
350ml bottle, clear dark amber colour, frothy large mostly lasting off-white head, decent lacing. Moderately malty roasted aroma with hints of caramel and bread, light to moderate herbal hops. Taste is initially lightly sweet and acidic, leading to a lightly bitter and somewhat burnt aftertaste with an astringent feel. Medium body, dry texture, avereage carbonation. Passable amber lager, could even be considered good for something from one of the three major breweries in Finland.

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