progressive (74) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
&id"Panimomestarin Nikolai" "Vaalea Lager" = Pale Lager, but I thought that was the name of this http://www.sinebrychoff.fi/page.php?page_id=106=35 I’m rating this Nikolai Vaalea Lager here under Premium Lager.
Creamy, still crispy nicely. Maybe the best beer I’ve tasted so far. Because it tastes so creamy. Some chocolate-roasty malt.
beethoven82 (6) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the latest beer I have tried, and I was pleasantly surprised, considering it’s a finnish beer. Quite a bit of flavor, and the aroma was quite nice, just a bit of metal in the aftertaste, some sweetness on the tip of the tongue...
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl can.Deep gold with a billowing white head; grainy and floral hop aroma; fruity malt flavours balanced well by some prominent hops. Much better than most Finnish mass produced lagers.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper red color, pretty thick head, some lace. Full malty nose. Full, smooth body, moderately bitter.
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly sourish aroma. Flavor opens with slight bitterness, noticeable alcohol tang. Finishes off sweetish.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle) Actually I had a good experience with this one. Very malty and sweet nose, ther´s barley in use here for sure. Is placed "high" in the mouth, thanx to a good hopping an dfait carbonation. A fresh drink.
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2000
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20