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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
Drank quite a few of these on a Finnair flight between Finland and Singapore. Did the job at the time!
Medium gold with sparse carbonation and a loose, creamy pad of white atop. Lightly spicy hop nose; slightly dank and vegetal with a decent breath of pale grains. Light bodied, quite tight and soft in carbonation. Delicate peppery hop and palest malt flavours dominate. A sourish edge in back, quite floral before a soft peaking bitterness. Finish is sweet/sour but rather short and crisp even as it warms. A lot cleaner on the palate than the nose. Nothing offensive here. Actually worked out to be quite refreshing, but that may have been due to long-haul exhaustion and the cabin pressure. (33cL can)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopfenWeisse (1477) - - MAY 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 Can from friend, thanks Antsu! Clear golden colour with medium head. Aroma has some hops. Flavour is sweet, watery, great at sauna.Pretty much basic makro lager, still better than most of them.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2012
Can shared at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thank you Etty from work! Clear, very pale golden, quick dissolving white head. Artificial pale lager aroma, bland, pale lager taste. Light body, insignificant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2012
Can sample at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear golden with a white head. Metallic hops aroma with some hay and graininess. Flavor has a bit of slightly sweetish graininess and a slightly bitter finish. Light-bodied. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
Can from local market. Basic lager taste with malts and some sweetness. Pretty ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 27, 2012
Can 50 cl. A clear golden colour with a high off-white head. An aroma of malt. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A light body, thin texture, soft carbonation and an abrupt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2012
0,5l can. Very typical Finnish pale lager. Nothing special, easy to drink. Watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hlkanga (204) - - MAR 20, 2012
330 ml can. Pours clear pale golden almost without head. Slightly metallic aroma has grain, malt and some mild hoppiness. Oversweet taste with malt, honey and corn. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel and medium carbonated. Quite bad bulk. Too sweet. Nice label and well branded though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
laiti (8036) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
56,8 cl can. BBE 23.10.2012
Aroma is sweetish with grain, some corn, hints of hay and honey. Stickyish palate with a feeling of starch. Flavour is sweetish and slightly stale with grain, corn, hints of honey and hay. Bulky, too stale and sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2012
Golden yellow, white head. Papery, grainy nose. Thin maltiness, slightly sweet, weak hops in the finish. Very thin body, prickly carbonation. Average watery macrolager.

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