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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   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 (50) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nihtila (1721) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Giochaurand (170) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown with low head. Aroma is malts, rye and a bit burnt sugar. Taste is classic lager with a bit of syrup and caramel with a mild bitter touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LagGyver (5) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
bread, brown, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at krapi, tuusula. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma is malty, little roasty, spices. Taste is same, not bad but not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moebbels (488) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
A clear light brown body with a scarce head. Nose has malty and caramel aromas with some rye accents. Taste mildly sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Medium carbonation and body. A decent beer to go with the basic finnish christmas foods.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: No. 3 of the Julkalender from my wonderful wife.
Appearance: Light brown colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, some fruit.
Body: Medium body, medium to lively carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, some hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpkeskinen (375) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Slightly malty and sweet. Better than what I expected. Not bad, not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (762) - FINLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours dark reddish with fast vanishing head. Notes of roasted, bread, yeast. Not too bad.

- beerbasher

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1331) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
.33l bottle from Siwa Lutakko Pours clear dark amber with low head. Aroma is dark malts, syrupy notes and bread. Flavor is bread, hops, dark malts .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kingstoni (1743) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber color with a thin head. Aroma of sugary malt extract. Watery taste with a slightly bitter finish. Harsh on palate. High carbonation.

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