esox (1168) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Oluthuone Leskinen. Hazy orange beer with lacy head. Phenolic yeast notes coupled with mellow sea buckthorn juice, orange marmalade and mixture of grassy/fruity hops. Earthy notes too, like Brett, dunno if it’s intentional or not. Crisp and dry, slightly grainy pale malt base, with yeasty sourness some hop bitterness. Peculiar, but pleasant, finish has sea buckthorn juice, fruity hop flavor, medium bitternes and perfumy /crisp/slightly sour Belgian yeast. I find this stronger version an interesting brew with serious personality, and would love to buy a few bottles home for aging. So far, the best beer either from Hiisi or Rekola.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color, good creamy beige head. A bit tart aroma, fruits. Medium-bodied. Nice sea-buckthorn tart flavor. Fruity with dry bitterness. Nice beer.
k0mpsa (1558) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Bottle at konttori, tampere. Hazy amber color, smooth white head. Aroma is sour spicy, seabuckthorn, citrus notes. Nice sour taste, seabuckthorn, fruits, medium co2. Absolutely nice spicy brew.
TET (1958) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy, orange beer wtih a very big and blond head. The nose is mix of fruits, tartness, green apples and spices. Taste of berry tartness, yeast, apples, dry spicyness and sea-buckthorn. Medium bodied, balanced carbonation. Strong tartness with apple and fruitness, quite nice beer.
Sarpa (1045) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl @ naamat. Pours hazy copper with a medium head. Nice pine hops aroma. The flavour is unbalanced, liquorice, hops, yeast. Promising bit not quite there.
JohnnyRio (53) - FINLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish beer with decent head.
Aroma has lots of sea-buckthorn berries, some sour and hoppy tones.
Light malt flavor, with lots of sour berries and hints of citrus.
Medium to medium full palate, with long finish.
Slightly odd cross-over, but I kind of like it.
Beerheart65 (1112) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy ruby, off-white head. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits and berries. Crisp feel, fruity fresh, light, medium carbonation, medium bitterish. Tasty and interesting one.
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours hazy orange on color with a small bubbly head. Spices herbs and wood in aroma. Bitter
notes, some wooden flavors as well are present.
oh6gdx (21935) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@SOPP Helsinki 2013. Slightly hazy deep amber colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is hops, some mild malts, caramel and a bit sugar as well as some earth. Flavour is mild tartness, quite bitter floral and grassy hopping along with some malts and mild caramel.
Marstonlad (529) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at SOPP2013, Helsinki. A light brown color with a quickly fading head. Aroma has berries and malty and spicy elements. The sea buckthorn berries are very prominent in the flavours, the IPA-style fruitiness is hiding in the background. Hoppiness is mild to moderate. Medium body, slightly sticky palate. This hybrid tries to combine IPA with a Belgian ale and isn’t entirely successful, too much berries and not enough hoppiness, in opinion.