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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Between raiding and conquering, the Vikings worked up quite a thirst. This traditional Finnish beer is strong, unfiltered and made with rye, barley and juniper berries. We decided to compliment ours with Chinook and Simcoe hops for an added piney flavour.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Ferris. Pours amber. Nose/taste of caramel, tree trunk and toffee. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (4214) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with no head. Malty aromas, no real fruit tones. Better than your average Amber with rye and berries. Not a traditional sahti but come on; close enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6466) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
330. Thanks, A! Pours a murky dark brown with a loose white head that falls away almost immediately. Bright piney nose, but smells like actual sappy pine needles, not the sweet pine freshener effect you get from hops. Smells very plant-like. Lots of chamomile and herbal tea as well. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Dark caramel, pine needles, chamomile, and herbal tea, kinda minty, on the mid palate. Earthy herbal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
In bottle (advent calendar); this one was interesting ... noticed some berry along with the pine notes. First few sips were a little bitter though as it warmed was much nicer, some yet earthy. Overall, an interesting beer and one of their better offerings

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7324) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle, from the advent calendar. Dark orange-amber, very hazy, with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma of floral pine and citrus. Sweet caramel, light pine and citrus, earthy and herbal undertones become more prominent as the beer warms. Very tasty though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a semi transparent copper with a small off white head that quickly shrinks and leaves a bit of lace. Aroma is caramel malts, spicy rye, toffee, bready notes, and mild citrus/piney hops. Flavour is caramel, pine, resin, citrus, grapefruit, medium bitterness, faint alcohol, and spicy rye.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy dark amber with a small tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, spicy rye malts and some piney and citrus hops. Taste is a bitter slo the malt base with some piney hop bitterness notes... Overall this is a medium full bodied beer that’s pretty complex and smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shreddie (5) - - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
resin, spruce, fizzy appearance, restrained aroma. Very carbonated fizzy feel in the mouth followed by quite resinous bitter finish. Not my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCx240 (103) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a hazy dark amber, bubbly tan head with some lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, molasses, and straw. Taste is sweet and earthy, finishing with a light piney bitterness. Full bodied, thick, slightly sticky and creamy, average carbonation. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (914) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma is somewhat light with caramel, clove and earthiness. Taste is a pleasant sweet malt profile balanced well with a nice hop profile. Light tartiness remains but nothing substantial. Appearance is a murky orange with a thin pearl head that retains well.


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