Andy_ (636) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 330 ml bottle @ Naamat, BBE 02.05.2014 (6 days past)
Slightly hazy orange beer with lots of off-white persistent head. Aroma is mild with toffee sweetness, maltiness, some hops and feel of alcohol. Flavor is malty, gluey and salty licoricy. Palate is thicker than medium with medium carbonation. Finishes with alcohol, a slight bite of bitterness and berryish glue. Weird, at least not a weizenbock. Not a dunkler bock either.
Hermod (3026) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ Villi Wäinö. Brown color, thick white head. Yeasty aroma bun, dark fruits. Flavor has bready malt, yeast, dark fruits, hops. Long fruity finish. Very belgian style beer. Surprisingly good. No bock though.
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TBone (12425) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 330ml Arkadia. Deep red-amber color, good beige head. Aroma at first is metallic, then some herbal notes, vegetables and caramel. Medium-bodied. Caramel, quite a lot alcohol, bitterness and raw vegetables. Can’t trace much wheat here. Aftertaste has harsh herbal bitterness. Kind of homebrewish feeling.
Chrisis1980 (16) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma was promising, but unfortunately the taste doesn’t live up to it and leaves a lot to be desired. Interesting and appealing choice of bottle though.
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Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark dirty brown body, fluffy offwhite head. Aroma has huge yeasty banana, dark and sharp hops. Bit overhopped. Flavour has roasted malt, caramel and bit chocolate. Unbalanced. Aftertaste is metally and some yeasty bitterness.
Juusto (37) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nice bottle. Pretty basic aroma of fruity hops, banana and dark toffee. I was hoping for better.
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB 12.11.2013. 33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy copperish amber with a decent beige head. Aroma: Malt, toffee, dough, vanilla. Taste: Medium plus sweet, some mild bitterness. Roasted characters. Buttermilk dough. Minimal hints of alcohol. Palate: Near medium body, creamy, quite carbonated. Flour notes in aftertaste, as well as burned tones. Quite interesting and pleasant.
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Cosmic Comic Café, Turku. Hazy copper colour, small head. Raisiny malt aroma. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salty hops, raisiny malt, some charamel and chocolate stuffed banana. Resiny finish with slight metallic undertones.
rosenbergh (6526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle. BB 22/11/2013. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny greyish tan head.
The aroma is malty sweetness, chocolate, homebrew yeastiness and some wheat. The flavour is... hmm... it’s rather bad. There’s quite a lot hoppy bitterness, wet cardboard, malty dryness, alcohol and some messy wheatiness. After the Rousal Pils this is a real disappointment. Bad to be honest.
jookos (1955) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (hankkijan alko). Red amber, light brown, hazy. Yeasty homebrew, flat soaked malts on nose. Not that appealing. Full bodied. Yeasty malts, yeasty esters. Sweet malts. Some damp paper/cardboard. Ryeish flavors, bready malts. This must be one of them beers whose finesse goes beyond my understanding. Cool 0.33 champagne- closure bottle though. Even nicer than the orval bottles.