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 (74) - 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 it’s 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.
MikeKeller (911) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Typical lager colour and white head. Aroma is bready and a tad hoppy even. Not so malty taste and a bit strange hoppyness which leaves long aftertaste. Quite fresh when cold but not good when warmed up. Wouldn’t put my money on this anymore.
tlind2 (1320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint can. Golden color, frothy white head. Slightly herbal hop aroma. Malty flavor with actual hoppy notes, wow. Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation. It’s a step in the right direction for Sinebrychoff, definitely better than their basic mass-market stuff. Very drinkable, if watery. I’m willing to give it a good review, because it’s one of the better pale lagers I’ve run across recently.
esox (1189) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Clear, golden beer. Diminishing white head. Surprisingly hoppy, even spicy on the nose. Bland aroma has hoppy undertone while sweetish-grainy maltiness is more prominent. Starchy, papery finsih with grains and long lasting and a bit hars bitterness. Light bodied, watery finsih. Somewhat carbonated and sharp mouthfeel. No way balanced or very pleasant, but it certainly has more hops than the basic version. An all grain version, lacking the starchy unfreshness, could do much better.
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned (from KCM Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grains, starch, some mild strange wooden notes as well as bready malts and rotten vegetables. Flavour is grains, rotten vegetables, some bready malts, earth and quite grassy.
liinis (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
ihan ok. mukavaa, että isotkin panimot yrittävät vähän maustaa bulkkibissejään.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pint can (BB 03/2011)
Deep golden color, small white head, some lace. Grassy, harsh, a bit ryeish hoppy aroma with sweet malty and rubbery hints. Flavor is similar. Light to average palate has harsh, grassy hoppyness. Also some sweet malty notes. Otherwise quite watery overall. Unbalanced bulk lager with a fancy name.
rosenbergh (8580) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 568 ml can. Finland.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head.
Dry grassy bitter hops combined with maltiness in aroma.
Grainy malty flavour. Some mild grassy hoppiness but unfortunately not as noticeable as in the aroma. Hints of bitterness in short aftertaste. There could be much more hoppy bitterness in flavour too. A bit watery.