lusikka (5993) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a clear yellow colour with a white foamy head. Strong rich aroma of citrus, grains and grass. Rich citrusy flavour with citrusy bitterness, floral noted, grains and some caramel. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a lingering bitter, citrusy finish. Great.
olio (5895) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours pale clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is mild hoppy and fruity, some grass, pale malts and some goose berry bush. Flavor is also fruity and citrucy, some hops, grass and wood. Dry bitter palate, fruity short finish. Decent.
laiti (5508) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma has fruity hops, some caramel and mango. Flavour has hops, some hay, minerals and gooseberry bush. Quite nice for a real ale.
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ OlutExpo 2013
Pours clear yellow with a bubbly head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, grapefruit and grassy hops. Taste is hoppy, fruity and lemony with notes of citrus and grass. Finish is malty, fruity and citrusy. Nice and refreshing.
VastActiv (2611) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Olutexpo 2013. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and some malts.
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Hermod (3023) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, white head. Citrus, lime intense aroma. Flavor has citrus, hops, herbs. Bitter finish. Easy, but quite boring.
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jookos (1950) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@eo13. Yellow, some haze. Good citrus, slight grape-y hops, golden pale honey malts on nose. Dry bitter. Very tasty, long hoppy palate. Some honey caramel again, soft malts. Excellent, one of the most pleasently hoppy casks Iíve had.
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BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 3rd Oct 2013.
Bright, pale golden brew with a white covering of thin foam.
Not as hop bitter as I was expecting, nor as citrusy either.
This was a pleasant surprise: Iím not a big Oakham fan to be honest, however I really enjoyed this. The hops rule, but they donít kill the malt content or take over completely like a lot of Oakham brews tend to do in my eyes.
This wasnít sweet, but there were some fruity notes leading that way at times and I nearly had another half, to confirm my thoughts, but the wife had a swig of my beer and she agreed with me about the semi-sweetness that became evident as the beer warmed a little in the glass.
john_henry (94) - - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this a few times on cask, and canít fault it, would be interesting to try it on keg tough. Overall, an itInteresting English IPA with a slight American hop twist. Not as big on the hops as some of itís American cousins, but still packs a hop punch.
minutemat (1341) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Gravity cask at The Salopian, Shrewsbury. Quite a good blend of Citra, good strength, medium body, medium bitterness.. quite a nice pint indeed.