VastActiv (814) - Oulu, - DEC 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 0.33l from local market. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are roastiness, caramel and malts.
tiong (2244) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Originally rated on 18.12.2009. 330ml bottle from Alepa. Slightly more maltier and darker bulk lager with notes of grains and bread.
JKaranka (28) - Cardiff, WALES - MAR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I might have enjoyed this more than some of the other reviewers. Thing is, I’ve never come across a similar beer. Never seen anything like it produced by a British brewer, so that’s a note of advice. I assume it is a Vienna style or a Munich style beer.
Aroma is terrible, smells of rust and metal. Very off putting. Colour is ok, it is beyond amber and meddling in the middle brown. Flavour is interesting. It is crisp as a lager, but with plenty of malt and caramel. The caramel is maybe more pronounced by the fact that the beer tastes somewhat ’light’ in the malt section, so the caramel flavour sort of is more obvious. I think of it as a pint of a bitter that has been lagered instead of top fermented. It is fairly average at that (there are nicer, more full bodied and flavourful milds) but at least it is something new for me. Interesting to see better examples of the style (nicer aroma, some hop character welcome).
olio (4094) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of grain, starch and malts. Flavor of malts and grain. Straightforward.
Juseq (78) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a off-white head that settles fast. Malty aroma with sweetness and a hint of metal. Watery mouthfeel. Flavor is consistent with aroma though some malty bitterness is noticable. Metallic and somewhat thin but drinkable.
MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange amber with a small, yellowish-brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is bready malt and metal notes. Taste is bready malt, light cardboard and light metal tones. Palate is light, but not watery.
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear dark copper in color with a thin off-white head. Some malty sweetness, biscuit and hints of darker bread in aroma. Flavor is quite sweet malty, hints of some roastedness but unfortunately pretty watery on the whole.
Armadill0 (41) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2012
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown, clear with a foam that dissolves quickly. Little bit sweet, fresh taste. Mildly strange.
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Dermi (465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear red with a beige head. Aroma: Sweet, grainy malt, hops, herbal. Taste: Quite sweet, some bitterness. Palate: Light body, medium carbonation. Slight acidic component. A bit insipid, but ok.
hlkanga (204) - - OCT 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle. Pours clear dark copper brown colour with medium-sized off-white head that disappears quickly. Slightly metallic aroma of toasty and bready malt and mild caramel. Taste of bready malt and caramel. High carbonation, light bodied and watery mouthfeel. Bready malt in finish. Watery and slightly metallic but not completely hopeless.