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Brewed by Rekolan Panimo
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Fiskars, Finland

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Collabration brew of Rekolan Panimo and Panimoyhtiö Hiisi. Belgian IPA spiced with sea-buckthorn berries.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1040) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Tap @SOPP
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1131) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1623) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyRio (53) - FINLAND - AUG 19, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2412) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (412) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
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.


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