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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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 (46) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakrock (105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Such a Nice supermarket Beer. You have improved a lot from previous year. Have you changed hops or what? Syrup, smoked grain, rye bread, some spices? - exactly what fits perfectly together with Xmas food, herring and salmon. Well done Koff. Best Koff I ever had. Low alcohol level wasn’t a problem at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandman (2062) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Clear brown body offwhite head. There’s really much just starch and some dark sugary notes. Not a good one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. An absolutely boring Christmas beer with malt and loads of grain in the dominance. Drinkable and...boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Patrik, many thanks! The beer pours out of the bottle in a deep, light dirty amber colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and grains. Taste of dark grains, bread, straw, woods and barley. Grainy, light unpleasant finish - not that nice to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours light brown with off-white head. Aroma and taste malty. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
charlotte (4170) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle.ark Brown with off White head.Aroma of malt and hops,feels metallich and thin,mild caramel flavor and hint of grain and mild hops,overall a bit boring beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Dark brown colour, small beige head. Sweet grainy malts, slightly roasted. Floral hops. Quite light mouthfeel, not too watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mauritsio (410) - FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Dark reddish with Not much head. Lite malty taste. Light bitterness with some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Silvan7 (667) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 10, 2013
bottle @ home. profumo quasi del tutto assente, solo poche note di malto tostato ed un lievissimo erbaceo da luppolo. colore marrone con riflessi ramati, limpida con schiuma beige, abbastanza fine poco persistente. gusto tostato/ torrefatto, sensazione lievemente abboccata di caramello. abbastanza amara. il tostato sovrasta un po’ le altre componenti. non molto equilibrata. abbastanza armonica, ma profumi e gusti non sono molto fini...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zarkam (398) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
330ml bottle, clear brown colour, large frothy mostly diminishing off-white head, some lacing. Medium malty aroma of grain and nuts, light floral hops, taste is slightly sweet at first turning into a small mildly bitter finish with a lightly astringent feel. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty much a slightly tastier version of plain ol’ bulk lager.

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