lusikka (6946) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 8.5.2010.
Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel malts. Very sweet on the flavour with toffee and loads of alcohol. Alcohol pushes through hard. Hard carbonation too. Medium sweet with slick mouthfeel and burning alcohol. Not good.
tlind2 (1244) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle. Amber color, frothy white head. Alcohol aroma. Malt and alcohol flavor with some winy notes. Full body, medium carbonation. Not worth the trouble.
rosenbergh (8252) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear amber colour with big fluffy off-white head.
Sweetish aroma of berries, caramel and some fruitiness. Flavour is dry. Some bitter hops, berries and alcohol. Reminds me of strong Baltic Lagers. I will not join the fan club.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled, sampled 2010-05-07) Clear, deep copper with a smallish, quite firm, but completely fading head. Very caramely nose with some toffee maltiness, and a touch of berries, flowery hops, and diacetyl. Quite harshly boozy when warmer. Slightly harsh flavor with grainy malt, some diacetyl, berries, and quite a bit of harsh alcohol burn - as well as surprisingly much bitterness for the style. Medium body with burning alcohol and lots of CO2. Quite useless, berryish-bitter and alcoholic brew, that feels more like Olvi Tuplapukki than a traditional German bock.
Kavu (2728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a light head. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Flavor is much of the same. Too much alcohol coming through and no real character.
TEJA (1536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alko. High white foam that quickly dissapears. Malty aroma that is dark but not from chrystal malts but more Munchner or Wiener. The taste is also malty and a tuch of alcohol. Not much hops or bitterness. Nice big body.
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko-Muonio utlevert på Kilpisjjärvi. Lys brun på farge med en antydning av rødt. Høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Skummet la seg helt etter et par minutter. Svakt søtlig maltaroma. Lite kullsyre. Smaken er søtlig brent malt. Ettersmaken er søtlig. Kjedelig øl.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Amber color with creamy white head. Sweet, malty and toffeish aroma with higher alcohols, almonds and cherries. Malty and toffeish flavor with fair amount of higher alcohols. Also hints of raisins and nuts. Too much higher alcohols for me. The alcohols are soft but pungent and glue like.
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small white head. A lot of bread in the sweet aroma and taste. Also some alcohol, light fruitiness and caramel.
FatPhil (10253) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Alko)
Rich pinky orange, small tight fluid head. Sweet aroma - almost sugar-pink in sweetness. Grainy too, and quite husky. Retronasals quite sweet, and estery, but also some woody and pencil-sharpenning bitterness too. Palate very smooth, but not without a lightly tingly carbonation. Certainly a grainy body, and a large barky noble hop component, but the bitterness is a little too barky. Some liquorice-like bitter root, with a hint of the earth still on it. Finish a little bit alcoholic, but with enough else wafting around to make it quite like a herb liqueur. Perhaps a bit cloying with the strength. Not in the mood for it currently.