tiong (2960) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
Pours dark orange with a small foamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of glue. Taste is malty and stingy. Smooth, slightly bitter finish. Decent, unbalanced.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a small white head on the edges. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel and some pine needles. Flavour of caramel malts, grassy hops, some pine needles and of course alcohol. Burning alcohol finish with sweet malts and some grassy hops. Not good at all.
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ EEIPAF. #368: BBE 1.2.2012
Rather weird and stale aroma with grain and sweat. Flavour has booze, grain, sweet malt, some hops and spices. Not very nice, alcohol comes through too much.
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. #368. Finland.
Clear amber colour with small off-white head.
Caramel malt and mild alcohol in aroma.
Caramel malt, toffee, alcohol, some bitterness and some berries in flavour. Quite mild for an Imperial Pilsner.
Marko (3746) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, batch 368, courtesy of the generous Pekko (thanks Timo!), shared with heavy.
It Poured a full misty amber body with a small white head that went away at a medium pace. Sweet gluey malty nose. Peachy taste ending biscuity, sweet, not bad, but not nearly as bitter as I’d expected. Notes of tea. Not too sticky for the abv, but it’s not that refreshing. All in all, good for a strong lager!
gunnfryd (9723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour witha white head. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit. Flavour is hop, fruit, apple, alcohol, grapefruit, orange, caramel. OK beer.
tkrjukoff (3887) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl from Tax Free @ Helsinki airport. Pours deep clear beautiful amber with a nice off white head leaving lacing. Very nice heavy malty, sweet, hoppy and freshly fruity aroma. Fresh hoppy malty mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, bitter, citric, fruity, bready and tones of alcohol. Medium malty bitter palate. Finishes with a good longlived bitter aftertaste.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tbone. Pale amber color. Malt and peach in the aroma. Pineapple. Slightly tart flavor with grassy notes. Hop character lingering on in the aftertaste. Plums, peach, blackcurrant even. Upcoming infection? Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt this beer.
Kavu (1903) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is very soapy with some malts. Flavor has lots of alcohol with some malts and hops. Disappointing.
kalervo (592) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite nice finnish beer. Maybe a bit too smooth taste, still enjoyable. Not bad at all.