lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml can. Rated @ 8.4.2010.
Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts and grass. Flavour of sweet malts with caramel notes. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel. A bit better than the other Koff brews.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden light color, almost no head. Very lager like smell. Taste is mostly about hops. There is some sweetness, but not much. Mostly boring beer.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Canned, sampled 2010-03-24) Clear golden with a smallish, quite firm, lightly lacy head. Quite strongly rubbery nose with plastic, sulphur and cardboard, sprinkled with sour lemon. Grainy, slightly caramel-honeyish-malty flavor with herby aroma hops, some sour lemon, and not much bitterness before the aftertaste. Starchiness getting irritating when warming up. Almost medium body, soft CO2. Yes, different from the regular Koff, but not necessarily for better. Especially the aroma is quite repulsive, but smooth overall appearance and decent body help here. Probably best drank straight from the can.
Hermod (2577) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.568L can. Poured clear golden color, white sparkling white head. Weak grassy aroma. Flavor is bready, malty, sweet and with some bitterness in the finish. I prefer this over the traditional III version.
mickut (271) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, 500ml. Pours clear golden with immediately dissappearing small white head. Taste is lightly bitter with a bit of sweetness and dryness in the finish. Palate is averagely carbonated, light to medium bodied. Aromas have light malts and hay, some pleasant coniferous hop notes. Aftertaste has a bit of barnyard.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a rich gold, with a slightly scummy head. Scary - this actually
smells like beer - itís a dry peppery, slightly undergrowthy, noble hop
bitterness. As expected, itís a bit fizzy and watery, but hey, itís a
lager and thatís what it was designed to be. Not just a lager, this is
a proper pilsener style. Even to the tangy hoppy retronasals. Taste a
bit disappointing - thereís the full malt there and the gentle bite of
slightly metallic hops, but itís all just so Finnish - it canít lose
that Koff macro fingerprint. However, if it teaches Finns to look for
a little more flavour in their beer, then thatís a good thing.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Tbone, thanks! Golden color. Floral, slightly perfumed aroma. Floral, soft hopbitter flavor with some melon notes. Thinnish. Not unpleasant.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 Pale gold hue, brilliant clarity, tight and frothy white head. Bready, almost toasty, malts are set lightly against frail, spicy hops with churning sulfuric undercurrent reminiscent of cabbage. Balance falls on the sweet side in this mild beer; a carbonic bite does the real work to fend off the malts. Vegetal astringency lends to the cabbage impression; brisk carbonation on a light body with an almost silky texture.
Aroma, flavor and mouthfeel faults hamper an already anemic offering. With twice the bitterness, this might have been interesting. 50 cl can, bbe 25.03.2011.
progressive (71) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Spruce. Then quite "normal" beer, but not bad. Then again the spruce hop - and itís even nice to burb because of the "spruce"! [0,5 l Can]
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l can. Deep golden color, medium head. There is actual hop in the nose, which is a bit of a rarity coming from this brewery. Also, the body feels more malty than the plain lager. This is actually pretty good, almost the way a pale lager should be.