Brewed by Olvi
Style: Pale Lager
Iisalmi, Finland


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
The respected war hero colonel Johan August Sandels was a skilled tactician also at negotiations. Once, when a negotiation for an armistice was coming to a dead end, Sandels suggested a lunch break. The salted meat was washed down with plenty of beer, and soon the enemy sent his messenger to give the word that the negotiations appear to take a long time.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Light golden color. Almost no head at all. Typical lager smell, but perhaps milder than normal. Taste is mostly watery. Some hops thou. Mostly boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
progressive (74) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2010
Sandels is good because, as it says, it’s a strong and a mild beer. Tastes quite good even a bit more warmer than some other pale lagers. Not annoying and the taste that is hard to describe is nicely full.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (4854) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 4, 2010
0.33l bottle. Poured a yellow-golden body pierced with huge streams of carbonation, topped with a creamy white head that went away relatively slowly. Sweet dusty nose, a bit creamy. Sweetish bready water, "mild". Meh. Maybe a very light hopiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kavu (4021) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Pours yellow with a light ugly head. Aroma and flavor are what you smell and taste in every bulk lager in Finland. Perhaps a bit softer than the rest. Good when you’re very thirsty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Canned. Clear, pale golden beer with dissapearing white head. Not very much aroma but some maltiness and even a bit hoppyness in the nose. Light malty taste and leaves a good after taste. Easy to drink, soft and smooth mouthfeel. Better ones in Finnish mass produced lagers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Not unpleasent, just bouring. Light yellow and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Light bitter flavor. Watery texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Golden color, small white head; aroma of slightly sweetish malt and hops; mouthfeel is thin and a bit overcarbonated; flavor of sweetish malt with slightly bitter finish. This beer is in Finland often regarded almost as some kind of an quality-beer by some people - I think it´s probably due to fact that it is the least marketed and costs slightly more than the other bulks; differences in quality are really not that big.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2010
Pale yellow with a little bit persistent white head, aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is pretty much the same with a short finish. Very drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2010
0,33 L can. Aroma is more malty. Golden color. Flavor is more malty, some hoppy tones. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gyllenbock (7556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle in Finland. Golden, white medium head. Malty aroma with some sweetness. Flavor was quite sweet and mild. Boring but drinkable after sauna when you are thirsty.

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