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Sinebrychoff Nikolai III

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Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Kerava, Finland

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nikolai beer’s high original gravity makes it extremely full-bodied. Besides satisfying the most acute thirst for beer, it also goes well with meals. Note: marketed nowadays as "Panimomestarin Nikolai Vaalea Lager". ABV 4.5%->4.7%


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Senka (447) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
50cl can. Simple pale lager - the colder you serve it, the better it gets. It is all about carbonation with this one. Not the best one from Sinebrychoff.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Leini (740) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Golden body with a medium white head. Malty and sweet, thin palate.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lambister (208) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
50cl bottle. Copper colored liquid with giant white foamy head. Sweet malts with hints of butter. Short and boring.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Can from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grain, a bit of hops, cardboard and grass. Bitter finish with citrus and cardboard. Pretty basic bulk lager.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
50 cl alu-can, K-Kilpisjärvi FI. Pours a foamy head, that vanishes on the golden body - deeper colour than usual pale lagers have. Foam leaves a few patterns inside the dimpled mug. Scents of hops, grass, peaches, raspberry bush. Taste of malt, painted candy, citric acid. Grains dominate mouthfeel, and it’s smooth and unusual. Aftertaste bread, syrup, corrugated papers, caramel, lemon juice. Overall unusual with it’s citric syrupy impression, and reminds me somewhat of waiting in a pharmacy, waiting for something nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Can. Pours golden clear with white head. Aroma has hops. Hoppy, metallic taste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Can 0.5l from local market. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain and malts.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Can. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
edpeg (822) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2012
Pale yellow clear body with white head. Aromas sweet malts, grains. Palate thin with medium carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste paper and medium short hops finish. Bulky, but drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 a hint more malty and heavier than the average market lager, but still very uninteresting.


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