VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Just another dull APA.
FatPhil (8597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg (Punavuren Ahven, Helsinki, Kalakierros 2014)
Almost a lagery malt aroma. Simple breadiness, like pale lager splashed on sauna stones. A bit plasticky too. Deep straw, large tight head, persistent. Watery palate, a bit fizzy. Taste similar, dull bready malts. Hops almost nowhere to be seen. Very dull pale ale, more like an amped up lager it’s so "clean" (that is, uncontaminated by interesting tastes).
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
140314. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma citrus, some spices. Light body. OK.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Semihazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has much vegetables, sweet malt and some sort of soapy hops. Watery.
MikeKeller (760) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Black Door. 20.11.2013.
Golden beer with a small frothy head. Arroma is caramel malty and quite fruity. Flavour has light caramel maltiness with some fruity hops. Quite low bitterness level. An OK APA but just.
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bit of a disappointment being so light and watery. some nice hops there. nothing to remember
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle, thanks tiong. Pours a pale golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of kiwi, some lemon and mild sweetness. Flavour of pale malts, kiwi, bitterness, biscuit and lemon. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and a mildly bitter finish. Good drinkability, but very thin.
tiong (3071) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Prisma Sello
Pours clear yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of mild fruity notes, maltiness and caramel. Taste is smooth, slightly hoppy and fruity with some watery notes. Finish is slightly watery and bitter with mild caramely maltiness and sticky bitterness. Decent, quite light bodied APA.
BitchPls (408) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange & yellow clear beer with minimal head. Nice fruity, citrus aroma. Watery body. Decent bitterness. Good drinkability. A bit one dimensional but a lot better than bulk produced ales and lagers. Still quite bland but I give extra points for the effort and the exotic fruit aromas.
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden ale with foamy head on top, some lacing too. Aroma has grapes, some tropical fruits, could be a lot more fresh aroma. Taste has grapefruits, pines and just a little bit of sweeter fruits. Pretty mild bitterness. Light body and medium carbonation. Could have been more carbonated and fresher.