Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown / red color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, nuts cardboard and some malts. Bitter finish with citrus, a bit of caramel malts and cardboard. Same mild bulk lager as always, just a different label and color.
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml can. Dark copper color, with red hue. Small size, brown head, diminishes to weird one. Paper, plastic, caramel in aroma. Alcohol, hop extract, grainy, cardboard in taste. Cardboard like aftertaste.
kalervo (684) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly drinkable beer, quite sweet and also a bit roasted malty taste.
Zarkam (400) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle, very deep amber colour, small off-white frothy mostly lasting head. Spicy moderately malty aroma of bread and caramel with light herbal and floral hops. Taste is initially sweetish and slightly acidic, turning into a slightly bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic feel. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Not particularly interesting for a Winter beer but could be ok with food, a bit better body than the supermarket version.
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Red tinged brown, medium bubbly tan head. Aroma is metal, hints at berries, sweetness, caramel, some watery malt, spice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, finish is bitter with some weird and unpleasant spicy note. Odd texture, begins watery and ends oily-sticky. Thin to medium body, medium carbonation.
martjoobolut (644) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
BB2014, 330 ml can. Appearance: dark brown with white head. The head dissapears after some moments. Faint aroma: no spices, just regular metallic lager and some sweetness with hints of sourness. Taste: metallic taste, behind it: caramel, some nice sourness and sweetness. Finish is surprisingly bitter and has even some spiciness. Medium carbonation. Overall: rather weird one, but not really good.
CanCrusher (613) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 0,33L. Clear dark brown/red colour with light brown head, that quickly slips into a nice crown. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and cherry. Mild acidic taste at the start with light sweet aftertaste and long duration. Watery texture, a bit crispy, with soft carbonation.
Beerhammaren (1037) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
.33l bottle @ Alko
Pours dark clear copper with low head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel notes, hint of coffee. Flavor is mostly same. Decent.
ekstedt (5401) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of ingo. Clear mahogny, medium beige head. Sugary, nutty, some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, light to medium bitterness.
Nisse666 (4165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle Ekstedts jul kul 2012 2012-12-15
AR: watery, caramel
AP: thin black body, wee frothy creme beige head
F: fad, artificial sugar, fizzy, cardboard, boiled vegtables