raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Pale golden, smallish fizzy and disappearing head. Nose is grassy, hayish, some barnyard and maltiness. Flavor is initially fruity, fresh and slightly sour and acidic (in a finnish lager way), but turns into a long, subtle hoppy aftertaste. And the aftertaste is beautiful, rarely have I experienced such a long aftertaste. Interesting mixture of fruitiness and hayish hoppiness. Not exactly bitter at any point.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
keg at Bruuveri Helsinki 160608
Scent:bit hops sweetness
Taste:first sip bitterness no remarkable aftertaste.
FatPhil (9622) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught (Bruuveri, Helsinki)
Pale gold, small head. Simple hoppy aroma, but fades after a while; also some sweet fruit. Taste is quite creamy, with a little fizzy carbonation. Creaminess segues into a reasonable mild maltiness, with a tangy hoppiness that is quite fruity but rather brief. Ends a bit sacchariny. Quite interesting lager.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2008 (Bottled) Clear golden with a small, bubbly head. Aromatic, herby-grassy hops with some honeyish maltiness in the aroma. The flavor also has herby hops, decently balancing buttery-caramely maltiness, and a dry, somewhat bitter finish. Almost medium-bodied with quite smooth carbonation. Very nice for a Finnish lager/pilsener.
(Draught@Bruuveri, was 6-3-6-3-12=3.0) Clear golden with a small, lacy head. Aromatic, herby-grassy hops with some honeyish maltiness. Herby hops, some berries, and slightly sweet malts in the typical Saimaan Panimo flavor. Hints of metal, with a reasonably dry and bitter finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Better than I expected, with a reasonable amount of flavor and hops.
mjs (4805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Bruuveri on 2008-06-14) Pale golden colour. Clear. Small head. Slightly hoppy nose with hints of yeast. Light dry palate with some carbonation.Hops, sweetness and some malts in fruity taste.
TEJA (1374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick foam. Much of hops aroma. Nice maltiness with a small bitterness. Made as a summer beer for large consumtion in warm summerdays.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pale golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is grass, malts and hops and some notes of earth. Flavour is very much the same. A rather bland and watery brew.