lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
568 ml can. Rated @ 19.8.2010.
Pours a transparent brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel and malts. Flavour of caramel, malts, mild coffee and nuts. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel. Decent for an Olvi brew.
Hermod (3458) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
568cm can. Poured brownish color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malty, some roasted notes as well. Very thin. Flavor is sweet malty, weak caramel notes. Dry finish.
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 568ml (BB 05/2011)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, metal, vegetables and coffee. Light to medium bodied. Typical Olvi soft palate, but a bit more bitterness than normally. Flavor is dark malty, caramelly (not roasted), finish has some light coffee notes. Dry aftertaste. More balanced than Export version. Reasonably good dark Velko imitation.
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned (From K CM Kivihaka, Vaasa). Rubyish amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is cardboard, dark dry fruits, some starch, mild stinging sweetness as well. Flavour is sweet dark fruits along with earth, dough, some sour wood as well as mild cardboardy notes.
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned ABV 4,0%. Clear cola brown beer with lasting small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma is pretty much like of the pale version. Taste is a bit sweet also with light maltyness and that’s about it. Maybe you find some roastyness if you try hard. Mouthfeel is very watery and I would recommend this beer only to a person who thinks beer = pale bulk lager.
progressive (74) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is like some of the finest home/family beers. Very soft yet full of taste. Well, the aroma is mostly roasty and nothing special, but great still.
tlind2 (1161) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pint can. Copper color, tan head. Roasted malt flavor with some nuttiness. Light body, medium-high carbonation. Smooth and straight-forward, if lacking in surprises and complexity.