mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at William K Kurvi, 20140129) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness, caramel and malts. Palate was medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, fruitiness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste had hops, caramel and bitterness. A bit confusing and unbalanced brew.
laiti (6820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ William K. Kurvi. Aroma has fruity hops, some berries and bready malt. Flavour is somewhat hoppy with bready malt, some metallic notes and berries. Finishes with some vegetables. A bit too much off-flavours here.
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ William K. Deep red/amber with a thick beige head. Lovely aroma, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, mild bready notes. Flavor has dark fruits, rye, wood, grassy hops. Bitter, dry finish. Bursting with flavor. Full bodied, high drinkability. Good one!
Tide (2087) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at WilliamK. Dark copper color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, grapefruit, fruits, pine and resin. Bitter finish with hops, fruits and pine. Very nice ale.
Andy_ (921) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Tap @ Nordic
Amber orange beer with dense blonde head. Aroma is nIce with tropical fruits, citrus, as well as caramelly malty and berry jammy sweetness. Taste is hop-driven with piney bitterness, as well as some caramelly sweet malts. Finish is long, quite strong and bitter. Palate is medium full and stingy. Pretty straightforward and hop-driven, but tasty Amber Ale.
Sarpa (1064) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Nordic. Pours hazy reddish copper with a medium off white head. Woody, malty aroma. Malty flavour.
larsniclas (5935) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF11
Hazy amber. Bubbly white head.
Hair-salon and some sweet berries.
Light to medium bitterness.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Spicy hop aroma with a big sweet caramel-like vibe. There’s also quite a lot of bitter hop notes in the nose. The taste is flowery with roasted malt, light fruitiness and pine needles. Rich and bread like. Nice long bitter finish.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@SBWF2011. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is grass, fruits, earth, caramel and crystal malts as well as some slight nectary sweetness. Flavour is grass, fruits, earth, some floral notes, mild herbs as well as some sweet maltyness.
omhper (20676) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy amber, rich head. Floral nose. Dry and light bodied with crisp mouthfeel. Bread and flowers, long bitter finish. Fresh and hoppy with good drinkability.