Brewed by Olvi
Style: Pale Lager
Iisalmi, Finland


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
(Can, 0.5 l, 20130926) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and hint of grass. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, hint of grass and low bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter. Easy to drink and very easy to forget.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pale golden color , mid-sized white head. Aroma of grain and hint of hop. Taste is similar . Not good , not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Om detta må vi ej berätta. Sandels är ett öl vigd åt glömskan och skänkt till förgängligheten. Den som av fri vilja sitter och hinkar i sig det här ölet är så djupt nere i fördärvet att allt hopp om räddning blott är en rykande veke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (648) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 0.33ml aluminium can featuring a drawing of colonel Johan Sandels, the label states "strong and soft beer". Pours clear golden with a medium sized white quickly reducing head. Aroma is faint of corn and wheat bread. Flavours of corn, wheat bread and a hint of honey. Taste is light-medium sweet taste and light bitter. Palate is full light bodied, thin texture and lively carbonation. A common macro Pale Lager on the sweeter side, okay cold as a thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erasmus_ro (1923) - Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Taster from a can, thanks Jazzman. Pours a clear golden yellow with a decent, white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit hay and grass. Taste is light corn, light bread, not pleasant, but not bad either. Palate is fairly alright. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
(can) clear pale yellow colour with a tall white head; aroma of grain, hint of noble hops; simple, short but refreshing flavour

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
skelo (35) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUN 30, 2013
Canned. Bought at Maxima supermarket in Lithuania. Empty taste, poor aroma and absolutely no aftertaste. Dreary and cheap pale lager. No more to drink it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Can. First beer bought in finland. Golden pour with white head. Light malt and corn aroma. Flavor is boring and mild, "not good, but not horrific".

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rune (9401) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
330ml can from Kilpis via Gaute. Airy, white head rapidly declining to a thin layer. Clear straw coloured body. Aroma holds some hints of cereal. Modest taste of sweet fruits and grain. Sour bitterness to a short end. Soft carbonated. Watered in the mouth. Just about drinkable (Tromsø 10.06.2013).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Armadill0 (317) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Can. Golden yellow with a big quickly vaporating white head. Aroma has grain and corn. A bit citrusy. Taste is a bit bland. Some cardboard, citrus and grain. Watery body, light but somewhat pleasant aftertaste. Overall decent for a bulk lager.

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