Ernest (6305) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and draught (at Suomenlinnan).
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a note of pepper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Having been in Franconia for three weeks prior, this had big shoes to fill. But I’ll be damned if it wasn’t up to the task. Bright, fresh, balanced, clean, and ridiculously quaffable...it’s hard to ask more of a pilsner. And 4.2% abv??? Seriously? Fantastic.
Braastad (424) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden color.
Aroma is starchy and bready.
Flavor has bready malts, little herby hops.
kustie (196) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pale color, small head. Medium body, medium carbonation. Hops in the beginning, a bit sweet taste also.
jmgreenuk (4771) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Poured a hazy straw colour with a few bubbles. The aroma is light malt light hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a citrus hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation. I wasn’t expecting much but it wasn’t so bad.
kingstoni (1546) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Hazy deep golden color with a medium thin white head. Aroma of hay and grain. Malty taste with some bitterness. Medium thin body. Good solid pils.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
VastActiv (2984) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at SOPP 2011, Helsinki. Originally rated 30072011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.
SperkeleForce (589) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours golden with big white foamy head. Notes of grass, honey, malts, bread, citrus. Nice bittery citrus finish.
Rune (8341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle, thanks to djoeye for sharing. Pale yellow coloured body, clear. Frothy white head, nice lacework. Juicy malts on the nose. Flavoured with grainy malts, dough and sweet fruits. Distant bittersweet ending. Rather thin on the swallow. Lightly carbonated. Drinkable (Tromsø 19.05.2014).
djoeye (1694) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
White head. Pale straw yellow clear body. Some lacings.
Aroma; flowers and malts, some fruitiness.
Taste; bitter bread, dough, yeast, sweet-fruity something.
Easy on palate, modest carbonation.
Bread bitter in finish, mild sweet-bitter overall.
(Brown 50cl btl abv4.2% B@S Prisma Tornio fi. T@Rune’sResidence)
Unde (402) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow looks with delicate smallish head on top. Aroma has grassy hops, slight honey malt notes. Taste has some butter, crisp hop flavors, citrus and grass. Light and easy-to-drink with crispy mouth feel. Not an excellent pils but a good one.
Toomio (233) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Nyt oli kyllä jumalattoman paha. Jäi juomatta. Lentokentän baarista trappistien jälkeen jopa pahaa kuseksi.