mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real ale on quarter pull engine. A fairly frothy head that clings to the pint wall. Slightly hazy pour with a copper red color.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Villi Wäinö
Aroma has strawberries, some vanilla and resiny hops. Flavour has strawberries, resin and vanilla. Hoppy finish with some nettles. Creamy and somewhat sticky palate. The fruitiness is nice, the berry notes are not. Not very Plevna-like product.
tiong (4724) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Villi Wäinö, Helsinki
Pours brownish red with a smooth head. Aroma of malts, dark fruity hops, hints of rye and lemon. Taste is malty, resiny hoppy and mildly fruity with hints of berries, rye and caramel. Finish is bready, bitter and mildly resinous with hints of rye and sweet caramel. Okay, quite fruity IPA with a touch of rye. I prefer the regular version, though.
Erasmus_ro (1888) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Villi Wäinö, Helsinki 01/04/2013. Pours an opaque, dirty brownish red with a medium, beige head. Aroma is very resinous. There is some fruitiness, caramel and berry-like aromas as well. Taste is semisweet, again with a lot of resin. Some berriness as well as pine and grapefruit on the finish. Palate is light medium with not much carbonation. Very enjoyable.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Smells of gravy, meat stock, and soy, some cabbage roll too. Retronasals are pure cabbage. Savoury taste. Amazingly, with all the flaws, it’s a very drinkable beer. Fresh hops are a bit resiny.
mjs (5314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20130324) The beer poured dark brown and hazy. Aroma had malts, fruitiness, malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, rye bread, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had rye bread, malts and bitterness. Rye was more present than on the ordinary version and the end result was very nice balance between hops and mals. But this one was very fresh and the samples of the normal version I’ve had haven’t necessarily been fresh.
RexTalionis (3015) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours amber in color with thin off-white head. Pine, some fuityness and malty sweetness in aroma. Sweet fruityness a bit with light hints of soapy notes and some grassyness in taste. Grassy bitter in aftertaste.
Kingi (515) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma, orange colour, off white head. Taste is medium bitterness light sweetness. Dry finish. Tasty.
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at pikkulintu, helsinki. Little hazy orange-brown color, small white head. Mainly sweet aroma, slightly hoppy, also fruits, berries, some yeast, vanilla. Sweet malty taste, berries, fruits but nice dry hoppy finish. I think normal smörre ipa is better.
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, strawberry jam, dryness, hops and malts. Too juicy for me.