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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%


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2007
Lots of carbonation, fluffy head above pale liquid. Almost tasteless. Some roses in the finish. I find it weird to invoke the name of a Russian emperor for this crap!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardGretton (4222) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2007
Draught@St Petersburg, Russia. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is mildly dry and the flavour is quite a mildly malty and dry effort. Overall a standard lager that is malty, dry and gasy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Good, balanced malt and hop taste. Not too bitter but very full and tasty. A bit darker in colour than a basic pale lager. Excellent mouth feel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 55 cl can via oh6gdx (thanks!). Pours a clear golden copper with a large white head, Not much aroma, perhaps a little maltiness and some pears. Flavor is subtle, with a little caramel maltiness, some lager yeast, some mild grassy hops, and even a little bit of pear and apricot. Smooth finish. Medium body and not watery like many of this style are. Good mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very refreshing. One of the better Pale Lagers. Perfect for the style and better than any American pale lager i have had.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2006
It smells of yeast, not much foam. A bit of grass, very bitter and dirty taste. Not much aftertaste. Better than many others in the same category, Finnish lagers.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
joheriks (8) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2006 does not count
I think the beer has a bit deeper and more intensively malty and somewhat fruity taste than commonly found in Finish lagers. A tad better than Sinebrychoff’s flagship beer (red KOFF), but nothing to write home about.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dorqui (2083) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Canned 0,50L. Fading and light head. Yellow much pale color, nearly deprives of fizz. Watery and gaunt aroma, light alcohol and malty rumors. Simple and insufficient taste; little racy and little bitter. Unbalanced notes of waters cereals and dampen straw. Short and unpleasant end.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Fully golden with a small, creamy head. Aroma of...nothing! Slightly sweet malt and almost no bitterness. 270705

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Almost no aroma at all, light malt. Light golden body, small white head. Light hoppy flavor. Boring.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Bottled. Yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, but not much aroma at all. Flavour of malts and corn.


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