Marstonlad (557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish copper with a little white head. Aroma has a clear hoppy presence, grassiness is at the forefront and is accompanied by some grainy and bready notes, quite interesting actually. Taste is fairly hoppy for this style. Fruitiness balances maltiness but leaves the malty flavours to the background. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. A good Swedish take on this style, even if hoppiness might be a bit stronger than usually for this style.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 28.04.2014
Aroma is hoppy and malty with some toffee, resiny and grain tones. Flavour has toffee, somewhat strong malty notes with grain, nuts and grassy hops blending with metallic savors.
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malts, bread, grass and herbal notes. Flavour is surprisingly heavy with toasted malts, strong grassy bitterness, herbal notes and subtle sweetness. Medium bodied, heavy mouthfeel and a roasty, bitter, grassy finish. Very uncommon beer for an Oktoberfest beer.
mauritsio (548) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko Hyvinkää. Dark brown with low head. Aroma is Malty with Berries. Bitter dry finish.
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Unde (550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown and red looks with delicate head. Caramel malts with hints of roasted flavors. Pretty big mouth feel, some roasted malts and lots of caramel, ending with smallish hop flavors. Pretty good oktoberfest bier!
Zarkam (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko Kannelmäki. Clear brown to amber colour, medium cream head, sprucey aroma on the nose. Spicy aroma of caramel and fruit with some notes of chocolate. Long piney/herbal bitter aftertaste, full body, medium carbonation. Not the most conventional oktoberfest beer, but quite tasty and interesting.
mile (3396) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light bread, faint hoppyness. Moderate, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - light toffee, faint roasted malt, light bread. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt, light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish märzen - light roastiness makes the finish bit drier.
Vighals (1882) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brunorange med beige skum. Malt, kornete og karamellukt. Mye smak, bitter humle. Medium kullsyre.
esox (1177) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Darkish amber, clear beer. Lacy and creamy head. Sweetish malt aroma with nutty and slightly sour toasted notes. Light floral hoppiness in the background. Slightly sugary-sweet flavor with a touch of sourness and lightly bitter finish. Somehow a bit watery and dull. Smooth texture, light to medium body.
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark red color with a small steady head. Caramel malts on the nose, some dried fruits, bread and faint roasty and berry notes. Flavor is fruity and a bit malty, some caramel, resin, grass notes and distant berries can be found also. Bitter malty palate, lingering roasty finish. Quite pleasant actually.