JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, - NOV 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from The Good Spirits Co. Orange amber colour, reasonable head. Sour resin malt aroma. Honey & malt flavour. Slightly sour aftertaste. A bit unbalanced & disappointing.
BeerBaboon (1199) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours liquid gold. White head. Aroma of whisky, peat, grains and citrus. Flavour of honey, citrus, peat and light hops. Not bad, but not great.
olio (4091) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of malts, faint hops and caramel. Some distant buttery notes as well. Flavor of caramel malts, mild fruity notes with some hay. Slick palate, sweetish malty finish. Not as bitter as I expected, soft carbonation. Decent but nothing special.
Sarpa (364) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 33cl @ home. pours clear golden with a small head. aroma of grains, malt, some sweetness. smoky malt flavor
laiti (3935) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE
Aroma has grainy malt, honey, some grassy notes and slight smoke aromas – feels like a pale lager. Flavour has smoke, some woody notes, ash, peat, toffee and grain. Finishes with slight bun dough -like yeasty notes. Reminds me of some mildly smoked German lagers. Not worthy.
rosenbergh (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. L2702. BB Aug/2014. (Alko) Espoo, Finland.
Clear deep golden colour with a tiny white head.
Biscuit and caramel malt with some mild herbal notes in the aroma.
The flavour is smoke, malt, mild herbal touch and mild dryness. Rather easy to forget. Probably the 40th best Scottish beer for me.
How wrong can I be? Out of 204 Scottish beers I’ve tasted this was #175. I somehow forgot that BrewDog is Scottish...
Finwe (330) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle @ Victory Pub aboard M/S Viking Amorella from Turku to Stockholm. Poured clear yellowish orange with a small white head. Mostly malty aroma with some woody tones and hint of grassy hops. The flavour is citric and flowery, but the malt is somewhat present as well. A dry, hoppy finish.
mile (2116) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, lots of caramel - toffee, some fruitiness - honey. Body is moderate to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and toffee, some fruitiness - light honey, faint roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel and some toffee, faint roasted malt and hoppyness. For those with sweet tooth.
Braastad (118) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, small head.
Bready malt aroma. Taste has also bready malts and sort of peaty taste thats not really enjoyable.
BitchPls (244) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper orange beer with a medium white head. Some lovely fruitiness in the aroma with a hint of grass. Nice medium bitter hops. Medium body. Good bitterness in the after taste but where is the smokiness? As a whisky lover I would have wanted even more of the peatiness. A very good and refreshing beer but not very complex though.
ration (1656) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
030413. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma biscuit, crystal malts. Low palate. Rather dull overall.