Tide (1643) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Alko. Golden color, white head. Bittersweet taste citrus, berries, hops, caramel and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus and toast. Nice, easily enjoyable speciality brew.
laiti (5439) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 29.05.2015
Aroma is slightly sweet with grainy malt, hints of honey and hay. Flavour is a bit odd with grainy malt, some honey and hints of orange. Finished with slighlty harsh malt, grassy hops and lime. Needs more lemon or lime or something - now this is just another pale lager. Pairs fine with sushi though.
SperkeleForce (500) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 33 CL. Pours hazy yellow with big frothy head. Taste is kind of stale citrus or something like that. Not that fresh really. Some grass, malts and lemon also in taste.
TET (1549) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy, orangeyellow beer with a dense, medium and blond head. The nose is light malty, slightly aromatic and clearly citrusfruity. Taste is light malty, slightly aromatic, grass and citrusfruits, a bit tense. The end is biscuity malty. Medium- bodied, a sharp carbonation. A light malty is dominating with some aromatic citrusfruits, not even very fresh.
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a medium sized head. Aroma of yeast, pale malts, some grassy hops, citric fruits and subtle herbs. Flavor of lemon, hay, pale malts and some faint goose berries. Bitter fruity palate, light body.
Braastad (368) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is little malty with citrus
Palate is crispy and flavor is fresh, lemony.
Some herbal notes also
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle, bb 05/15. Unclear light orange, bubbly head. Yeast and citrus in aroma, soapy. Flavor has malt, citrus fruits, hops and plastic notes. Quite bitter finish. Lively carbonation. Drinkable, but not my thing really.
jookos (1928) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Yellow golden, hazy. Very light rice- lagerish malts on nose, with something.. not really lemon, but more ginger/choriander marks. A bit murky though, not super fresh. Body light, but soft and nice. A bit of lime in finish, but quite subtle. Bland flavours, not that interesting, but not repulsive either.
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. It pours hazy golden amber with a large white head. The nose is sweet pale malt, hay, grain, sweet lime and lemon sherbet. The taste is sweet lime, lemon, lemongrass, herbal, icing sugar, grass and dull bitterness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit dull really. So-so.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Pig’s Ear Cellar, RMD, 29/06/13.
Golden yellow with a thin white head.
Nose is citrus fruit, lime zest, toasted malt, grass.
Taste comprises lemongrass, lime cordial, herbal qualities, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish.
Quite enjoyed this number a refreshing and tactically astute palate cleanser amidst some bigger boys!