jpkeskinen (136) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank as a draught at a bar. Looks very nice and has a good head. Taste is fresh but lacks some character.
olio (5129) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap as "Kaksi Kotia Belgian IPA" @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours hazy orange color with a small steady head. Aroma of yeast, mild hops and ripe fruits. Flavour of ripe fruits, grass, caramel, yeast, faint banana esthers and citric fruits. A bit messy and not really anything to do with IPA.
ration (1887) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
120713. Tap at Nordic, Tampere. Puts cloudy copper with a nice head. Aroma bread, Belgian yeast. Some banana. Quite low palate. Not Bad.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Harry’s, Jyväskylä. Murky brown color. Tart fruity and spicy aroma with clove, pepper, lemon and earthy herbs. Fairly phenolic and earthy taste with firm bitterness, clove, pepper and perhaps hint of seabuckthorn also. Medium to full body. There is a lot going on, but aromas and flavors do not blend well, as is often the case in Belgian IPA’s.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Tap (Villi Waino, Helsink) (6:4:5:4:12=3.1)
Pretty bold spicy and herbal aroma, some nettles. Sharp in the mouth. Raw, and a bit yeasty. Has some saisony grunge. A bit rough. Medium palate, a little sticky, but with pleasant carbonation. Finish is very herbal, and a bit saisony. Belgian is not a good twist on IPA, IMHO, but it’s perfectly drinkable.
Rerate: Tap (SOPP2013) (7:4:6:4:13=3.4)
Super sharp tyrni aroma, but a decent pale ale backbone behind that. Deep orange, light keggy head. Alas some sour charpness in the taste. But a decent hoppy ale. Plenty of banana and toffee. Lots of different aspects, I really enjoyed this one.
tiong (2951) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Villi Wäinö, Helsinki
Pours dark orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of berries, spices, caramely malts and slight fruity notes. Taste is malty and sweetish with notes of berries, yeast, fruits, hints of gooseberries and seabuckthorn. Finish is hoppy, slightly tart and caramely with hints of seabuckthorn and berries. Quite unique beer, but feels a bit unbalanced.
mjs (4192) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 (Re-rate, keg at Oljenkorsi, 20130831) The flavour had not so much seabuckthorn than the previous batch I tried. Therefore the end result was more balanced and cleaner than the previous version.
(Keg at Villi Wäinö, 20130701) The beer poured brown and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had fruitiness, berries and malts. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, seabuckthorn, Belgian style yeast, sweetness, liquorice and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity, spicy and bitter. A messy brew and probably the leftovers of the keg. Old rating: 6-2-5-2-11=2.6
kalervo (592) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and quite unique due to strong presence of sea-buckthorn. A bit "heavy" beer, 33 cl glass was very appropriate size.
Beerhammaren (858) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours cloudy orange with nice head. Leaves lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, hops and buckthorn. Some citrus. Flavor is hops, yeast, buckthorn and malts. Nice dry palate, but sea-buckthorn dominates a bit too much.
VastActiv (2039) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Tap at Villi Waino, Helsinki. Colour is hazy dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, sea-buckthorn, Belgian yeast, sourness, spices and malts. Taste of sea-buckthorn dominates and and covers up everything else too much. Definitely interesting but little bit of dissapointing.
Had pint of this one couple of months later 31082013.. Beer is aging very good and gettin much more softer. Sea-buckthorn is not so aggressive anymore and drinkability is better. Points 2.9 -> 3.3.