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Brewed by Suomenlinnan Panimo
Style: Specialty Grain
Helsinki, Finland
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Suomenlinnan Panimon punertava lager-olut (4,7 til-%) on tehty kolmesta viljasta, rukiista (Secale), vehnästä (Triticum) ja ohrasta (Hordeum), joiden alkukirjaimista on myös saanut nimensä – Seth. Seth on maltainen, vahvarunkoinen lager, jonka rukiinen runko piristyy vehnällä ja taittuu pitkällä, mutta miedolla humalan puraisulla. Oluen nimi Seth linkittyy tiiviisti myös Suomenlinnan historiaan. Gabriel von Seth (1690-1774) oli paitsi linnoituksen rakentajan Ehrensvärdin hyvä ystävä, myös tunnettu vaikuttaja ja herkkusuu. Bastion Seth seisoo edelleenkin osana Suomenlinnan linnoitusta keskellä vehreää Komendantin yrttitarhaa.

Suomenlinna Brewery’s reddish lager (4.7% vol) is made of three grains, rye (Secale), wheat (Triticum) and barley (Hordeum), which initials are also in the name of this beer. Seth is a malty, strong-bodied lager, which ryeish body is refreshed with wheat and a mild bite of hops. The name of the beer is also closely linked with the history of Suomenlinna. Gabriel von Seth (1690-1774) was not only the fortress builder Ehrensvärd’s a good friend, also known as a contributor and gourmet. Bastion Seth still stands as part of Suomenlinna seafortress in the middle of a verdant herb garden.


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (5954) - Helsinki, - OCT 6, 2012
50 cl bottle (4,7%) @ home, BBE 09/2013
Aroma is somewhat sweet with lots of grainy malt. Flavour is somewhat sweet and rather malty with grain and hints of nuts. Starchy feeling here. Quite bulky to be a microbrewery beer. And failed to pair with my salad with smoked salmon.

It seems that these rye lagers are still not my cup of tea.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper, small whitish head. Nice grainy notes on the nose. Grainy notes in taste. Mild. A bit different aroma and taste here, mostly from the rye I presume, didn’t get much wheaty notes here. Bready and slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2014
50 cl bottle from K-supermarket (Kamppi, Helsinki - € 3,89) in August 2014. Pours a hazy darkish amber with an off-white head that drops fast and disappears. Nose is... beautiful! It’s herbal and caramelly, with honey and malts and grass there as well, and it’s crisp too. Taste is also malty, grassy, herbal. Mouthfeel is very soft, body is thin and carbonation is near non-existent. Palate is on the sticky side. An easy-drinker but not exactly refreshing; among the smoothest, softest lagers I’ve had. I really did like it (... as the first drink after a long, hot day sightseeing).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3060) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from local market, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, caramel, some hops and malts. Quite dull.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
White fluffy fragile top, 99% clear deep golden body. Floral summer scents with caramel malts. Tastes caramel malts, butter, grains, sweet resin, malty-fruity-jammy. A bit dry and normal to palate. Nice finish into bready malts, some bittersweet hops. A good lager-pilsener, where the rye makes it fruity and easy drinkable. [50cl br.btl 4.7% BB29-08-2014 #L0168, b@K-CityMarket Keminmaa 26-5-2014, T@Rating w Finn & Rune]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2014
0,5l bottle from K-Market Jätkäsaari. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts with some rye. Flavor is slightly sweet grainy malts. Good lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden color, white head. Aroma is malty. Malty taste, some hops. Quite good lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Flaske 0,5l. Spandert av og delt med djoeye og Rune på seanse i WC-veien 4 Jun 14. Ferskenfarget. Pent luftig skum. Lettskyet. Prikklacing. Aroma av blomster. Smaken er svakt krydret. Myk munnfølelse. Blir vel søt. Avslutter tørt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8467) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
500ml bottle from K-Citymarket in Keminmaa. Shared with djoeye and Finn. Next to clear dark golden body. Remaining, loose white head. Fragile lacing. Mild aroma of dried fruits and pale malts. Moderate, mixed malt-fruity taste, leafy hops, nuts, and jam. Resinous bitterness to a short-lived ending. Mid-sweet ending. Easy to drink and okay (Tromsø 04.06.2014).

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Toomio (241) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Pitkään aikaan ei ole näin tavallista lageria tullut. Jos tämä olisi tölkissä niin miksei tätä joisi ennemmin kuin koffia.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andy_ (762) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Clear orange beer with quickly dissolving white head. Classic lager looks. Aroma has grainy malts with little grassy hops. Tastes mostly grainy and floury malty with something different than most lagers - probably the rye. Still not the most pleasant lager taste, could use more hop flavor. Finish is quite long but mild with bitterness. Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Kind of a basic pale lager with the added twist from rye and wheat (which I don’t specifically notice).


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