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Brewed by Olvi
Style: Pale Lager
Iisalmi, Finland

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate (2) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2011 does not count
How could a lager even be better than this? I just hesitate to give a full score to any beer. I have drank many beers and I this is the best. The one beer I just can’t stop drinking. This is the one beer I compare other beers to - as how close they get to this. It’s crisp and smooth and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is airy and the aftertaste makes you want to drink more.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2002
A tasty, well-balanced lager with aromatic hops. One of Olvi’s better efforts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vessu99 (10) - Uimaharju, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2002
A light tasting beer. I like to drink it in summer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2002
This is maybe the best of Olvi’s creations. Unlike many Finnish beers Sandels’ body is less watery. The palate is well balanced and the taste has even a bit of character to a bit. A good lager.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 31, 2012
Creamy, drinkable and nothing else to say ebout it. Just another beer not awful but just that.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle @ Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki, Finland. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly fruity, malty and dry, and the flavour is mildly dry and slightly watery. Overall a quite refreshing lightly dry lager.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Słodowy lager w ciekawym opakowaniu (puszka o pojemności 1 Pinta). Ale do stylów angielskich mu daleko, natomiast jest o wiele lepszy ten lager niż słynna Lapin Kulta z tego kraju.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakrock (102) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
I am very happy that Brewery Olvi still brews this beer with the same level as always. Golden colours, very nice taste map. Honey, lemon and rye bread. It is very important piece of information that this beer is the best beer you can find in finnish supermarkets, gasoline stations and kiosks in the price class 1€/can.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tukkis (12) - FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Sandels has the highest quality among finnish bulk lagers. Has a mild but appealing taste, while nearly never has taste flaws. Works reliably and easily as a thirst quencher. As with all the bulk lagers, Sandels has the typical flaws: absent finishing taste, must be drunk cold, and has no intricate aromas.


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