esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl can. Reddish coppery beer with a small but creamy head. The aroma has grains, bready maltiness, light fruitness and grassy hops. Starts with mellow and bready with a hint of sweetish fruitness. Finishes lightly bitter, with a hint of fruits and nutty hop aroma. Medium bodied palate, soft and smooth texture. Straightforward and simple, but not watery of particularly bland. Pretty decent for a Finnish lager.
Kavu (2078) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours reddish amber with a light head. Aroma is mixed spices and malts. Flavor much of the same with some bitterness and too much water. Quite disappointing.
mikkopen (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can. Clear reddish amber colour, medium-sized white head. Simple, sweetish, grainy malty aroma. The flavour is malty, mioldly fruity, with a lightly bitter finish. Light on the palate. Better than your average Finnish lager, but still not very interesting.
tlind2 (1094) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can. Amber color, off-white head. Malty flavor with some nutty, roasted notes and a bitter finish. Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation. Pretty straight-forward.
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can. Finland.
Red amber colour with average off-white head.
Sweetish malty, grainy, fruity aroma. Malty flavour with some hoppiness. Quite okay but not so interesting.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can. White fast diminishing head, clear red to amber color. Pretty rich malts aroma with bread and earth tones. Light palate. Flavor is maltish dry, somewhat bitter. Little bit bitter end also. Better than expected, but not great.
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Can - Dark amber/brown with a foamy head. Malty, grainy and slightly fruity aroma with caramel, raisins and some metallic notes. Malty taste with hints of dried fruit and caramel followed by a slight sweetness. Not bad and slightly better than I was expecting.
FatPhil (8998) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml can (K market)
Really grainy, almost husky aroma - a touch sweet too, but nothing like what ost amber nonsense smells of. Pleasant carbonation, full palate for a weak beer. Full grainy flavour - lots of plant matter, husks, grass, and hay. Finish just continues that. Not my thing, but I can see why eco-veggie-hippies might think it’s a good taste. I wish this had been a bit more boring...
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can (BB 03/2010)
Clear amber color, medium-sized off-white head. Grassy, papery aroma. Mild palate. Some caramel, cardboard and light fruitys/strawberries. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Very bland and boring.
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l can. Amber color with small head. Sweetish, caramelly and slightly toasty aroma with some fruitiness, hint of berries and hint of toffee. Mild sweetish flavor with toasted malt, caramel, toffee and hint of fruitiness. Some bitterness bite in the finish. Smooth rounded palate with low carbonation. Bland taste.