Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kerava, Finland


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
The dark-roasted Finnish barley malt and Saazer hops guarantee a real Christmas aroma. Characteristics: Original gravity 12,5 %Pl Alcohol content 4,6 % vol. Energy content 200 kJ (45 kcal)/100 ml Carbohydrates 4,7 g/100 ml Colour 45 EBC Bitterness 21 EBU

JKaranka's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, - MAR 5, 2013
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).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (3170) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2016
Look; offwhite head, clear bronze body. Aroma; malts, plums. Taste; malts, plums, prunes - leading to a soft short finish. Normal on palate. According to the absence of yule spices, the real Yule Nisse Santa Claus is still norwegian! [33cl br btl 4.6%, bb10.3.16, Kilpishalli]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnase (349) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Dark brown amber colot with small head. Aroma is malt, roasted. Flavor is malt, roasted, bit watery

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TET (2492) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
A reddish brown beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has sweet maltyness, hint of bread and grass. After a good appearance the aroma was a disappointment. Taste has maltyness and bread, sweetness of syrup, even some roastiness. Taste is better than aroma. Quite light bodied but still nice to drink. Not hooray shouts for this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Psytron (1768) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Smell of malt, some caramel. Dark copper colour, beige head. Aroma of malt, metal, rubber, some burnt sugar. Medium sweet. Flat carbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nurmis (253) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2015
0,33 bottle. Sweet malty taste with bit of syrup. Light body, easy to drink. Basic casual beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5102) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle, drunk from it. Bit bland doughy nose, dark bread, some syrup. Light med body, some sweetness, bit tasteless malty. Better than expected, bit weak still.

-- bb

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HopfenWeisse (1445) - - DEC 6, 2015
Dark brown amber colot with small head. Aroma is malt, roasted. Flavor is malt, roasted, bit watery

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jann3 (272) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Pours reddish amber with a beige smallish head. Aroma is malty with some caramel. Taste is sweetish and malty with slightly roasted sugar and caramel notes, even a hint of coffee. Quite mild and slightly watery, but a decent brew anyway. (0,33 l bottle)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Unde (802) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Reddish brown colour with nice looking head. Malty aroma, some roasted notes and chocolate. Slight chocolate flavor and roasted malts. Thin body and high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
5.12.2013. Hyvin tumman punertava, tuoksussa makeutta, mallasta ja karamellia. Maussa mallasta, hieman humalaa, tavallaan pehmeää mutta sitä jotain peruslagerin metallisuutta puskee jälkimausta.

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