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Saimaan Marsalkka Luomuvehnä (6,0%)

Brewed by Saimaan Juomatehdas
Style: Weizen Bock
Mikkeli, Finland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hedelmäinen ja hillityn raikas Marsalkka Luomuvehnä on vuosisataisia olutperinteitä vaalien valmistettu suomalaisen käsityön taidonnäyte.

Valmistusaineet: Vesi, luomuvehnämallas, luomuohramallas, luomuhumala, hiiva.

Tarjoilulämpötila 8-10°.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
0,33l bottle from Alko Ruoholahti. Pours deep hazy yellow with a high soapy head. Aroma is malts with lots of yeast and alcohol. Flavor is malts, alcohol, wheat and yeast. Drinkable, but not really exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Orange golden color. Soft orange aroma. Malty orange flavor with soft floral notes. Herbal interpretation of a weizenbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from local Alko, Helsinki. BBE 6/14. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, banana, wheat, grain and malts. Quite carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
I think this is the same, stated "Marsalkka Luomevehnä Suodattamaton, 6.0% ABV.
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! BB 06-2014, sampled on April 18, 2014.
Slight bit hazy golden color, off-white head. A bit estery, phenolic, clove, spicy, sweet, hints of sassafras scent. Sweet, some smoke, phenolic, burnt taste. Burnt, dry, rubber aftertaste. A bit heavy on the phenoles this one, and not all in a good way either. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Nicer scent than taste, taste feels off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2625) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
33cl from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Fruity aroma with notes of bananas, wheat, yeast and hints of spices, alcohol and soap. Medium sweet with hints of sourness and a light bitterness. Medium body with fairly average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Cloudy orange color. No head. Fruity, sour, sweet notes in aroma. Sweet, fruity, oranges in taste. I love those oranges all over the place. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2014
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Pleasant banana and toffee wheaty aroma. Crisp palate, full sweet wheaty body, Nice bite, some grassiness, perhaps hops, quite zesty too. Very aromatic in the mouth, tons of esters. Good wheat, none of the grunge you can get from luomu grains. Finish has light honey-coated breakfast cereals. Prefered the clean pour to the yeastier one, the yeast made it a bit too muddy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
progressive (74) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma is almost banana-like, with still some yeast hints. It is both good and a bad thing. Also a bit like what it tastes when milk forms curdles with sour liquids, resembling vomit. So this also tastes a bit like cider too, also because it’s quite fruity too, and yeah, unfiltered. Anyway this is very pleasant and strong, not too bitter and not too much hops. Almost caramellic and abundant malt, resembling some Belgian beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI (445) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
0.33 bottle. Cloudy, orange color and a small, white head of very poor retention. The aroma is relatively soft and bears the typical features of a weizen beer, namely banana, citruses, and wheat though it’s more malty than usual and quite sweet too. Taste is sweet and sour with the former predominating, quite a lot of wheat but also some citruses, not as balanced or refreshing. Medium body, slick texture, and lively carbonation. Finish features more citruses and sourness, as time passes some bitter notes appear as well. Overall the beer has let me down, I frankly expected something better or at least more balanced; mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty – some wheat and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some fruitiness, some banana and light hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty – some wheat and sweetish flavor, light caramel and fruitiness, light banana and light hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty – some wheat and lightly sweetish, faint caramel and fruitiness, light hoppyness and faint alcohol. OK weizen bock - not overly sweet, light bitterness in the finish. Quality problems in some batches.

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