mile (2851) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Light golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, light cardboard, faint hoppyness. Very light malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light cardboard. Finish is short, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, light cardboard, faint metal and hoppyness. Quite close to water.
villevav (197) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tuoksussa mietoa maltaisuutta. Maussa hädin tuskin erotettavissa pientä maltaisuutta. Tämä yhdistettynä hiilihappoiseen suutuntumaan tuo mieleen lähinnä Vichyn. Jälkimaussa on mietoa maltaisuutta. Ruokajuomaksi Vichy saattaa olla parempi vaihtoehto.
Zarkam (369) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle, light golden colour small quickly dissipating white head, a hint of floral hops on the nose, watery body, cereal and paper aroma in the mouth and taste slightly on the bitter side, short slightly bitter aftertaste. Tastes pretty close to watered down Koff III, still better than any completely nonalcoholic lager I’ve come across.
Tide (1636) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toast, salted crackers and grass. Very light, watery body. Bitter finish with citrus and grass. Decent low alcohol brew.
Grima (2068) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a market in Helsinki.
Pours pale yellow with tiny head. Smells malty-muffy, sourish. Starts malty and grainy, slight musty and watery. Middle part is slight better, more sweet maltiness with some corn flavor. Finish is weak malty and grainy sweet.
Senka (411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
33cl bottle. Faint aroma of cardboard and stale sawdust. Pale golden, clear with frothy head that is gone in 30 seconds. Faint taste of diluted lager. Not much to describe. Light: body, extremely thin texture, average carbonation, nonexistent finish. This is a low alcoholic beer, and its purpose is not to compete with Westvleteren 12, but to minimize thirst when you can’t really consume alcohol, and do not want to drink water/pop/tee. When I am in Finland, I always get a bottle or two.
hlkanga (204) - - MAY 20, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330 ml bottle. Pours clear light golden with minimal white head. Really skunky aroma of sweet malt and grain. Skunky weak flavour of grain and metallic notes. Thin bodied, watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Dry grainy finish. Boring, not refreshing and horribly skunky. A slight disappointment.
laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
33 cl bottle @ Tammelan Tori. Rated on 01.06.2011
Very light aroma with some grainy malt, corn and cardboard. Flavour has grainy malt, corn, hay and some cardboard. Light palate. Light lager with light (or actually nonexistent) taste. Worked ok with my fish burger on a summer day though.
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a very small head. Aroma of metals and grainy malts. Flavour of metals, grainy malts, hay and mild hops. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel and a metallic grainy finish. Metallic notes ruin this. Wouldn’t even work as a sauna beer.
kalervo (666) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Watery and dull beer. A bit metallic taste. Maybe the worst low alcohol beer I´ve ever tasted.