Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml can, hazy dark amber colour, small off-white frothy mostly lasting head, not much lacing. Moderately malty aroma of grain, caramel and a hint of nuts and fudge with light floral hops and a hint of dough. Taste quite balanced at first, turning into a moderately bitter finish with a bit of sweetness and a slightly acetic feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Quite a pleasant brew though nothing insanely complex, way more character than most stuff obtainable for 2€ a can in Finland.
Braastad (434) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown color with thick head.
Aroma has caramel and a little somthing earthy/roasted.
Same earthy notes on the flavor (Coffee?) Caramel malts.
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can kindly shared by djoeye. Fluffy off-white head resting on top of a hazy amber coloured body. Pale and brown malts on the nose. Brown malty flavours mingled with butter and apricot.. Subdued bittersweet ending. Medium minus bodied. Reasonable nice version of the style (Tromsø 18.03.2014).
Lambister (331) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large can. Hazy orange-amber color, large and thick beige head. Bready aroma, some caramel and hops. Light to medium-bodied. Good market lager.
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl can [from Euro Swap thanks to Rosenbergh] @ home. Clear dark orange color, small beige head. Smell and taste toasted malts, lightly caramel, slightly sweet, slightly bready. Average body and carbonation.
djoeye (2549) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Scents of rye, barley malts, syrup, grains, faint hops, meadow, tart, tannic.
Huge off-white head, hazy amber body, laceworks spread.
Taste; grass, hops, sour grass, juicy malts, lemon, syrup.
Smooth to palate. Finishes short, malt, lemon, dark bread.
Overall nice, though feels a bit unfinished.
50cl can 4.5%abv b@supermarket in Finland, t@home Norway. Re-tasted@RateMeet@Rune’s 18mar2014.
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl can. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, breadish to biscuity. Cornish, sweet malty and light caramelish. Mild grainy to toasted malty finish.
SperkeleForce (779) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 50 CL. Pours murky orange with smooth creamy lacing head. Notes of caramel, grass, earthy. Ok stuff.
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange looks with nice head on top. Barley malt mainly on the nose feel. Pretty mild scent. Taste has everything, but really minimally. Some hops, caramel malts and roasted flavors. A bit too mild, could be way more interesting.
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl can from Stockmann Herkku. Pours slightly hazy copper with a small, white head. Mild malty and fruity aroma with caramel and dough. Medium to light body with slightly soft carbonation. Medium sweet and bready with a lightly bitter finish. Quite drinkable and fairly well balanced. Goes down pretty easy, but nothing to get very excited about.