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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


laiti's rating

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (4943) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Toomio (115) - 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_ (515) - 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).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zomba (211) - Nokia, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with good thick head. Aroma of hops and grass. Taste of malts, grass.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zarkam (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
500ml bottle from grocery store in Kotka, clear amber colour, small white head aroma of hay, nuts and rye with notes of fruit and grass. Taste is slightly on the malty side but fairly balanced, bitter finish, light body, medium carbonation. Quite refreshing and more interesting than lagers generally.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Bottle from the grocery store split with my brother. Pours amber, slight off white head. Sweet light malt aroma. Taste is light but helped by the slight rye bite. A nice summer beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4000) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2013

Appearance: Clear dark golden color with a big white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty and mild hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Dominating caramel malty, nutty and mild hoppy. Mild fruity.
Overall impression: Fresh and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with oh6gdx.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (405) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
Huge white head. Clear dark copper. Lager aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. Kinda good lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden orange colour with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts, some exotic fruitiness and grass. Flavour of grassy hops, grainy malts, cardboard, almonds, exotic fruitiness and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a big lacy offwhite head. Hoppy, floral, nutty, bready and honey aroma. Similar flavour. Nice lager :-)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeKeller (744) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle from Prisma, Kemi. Slightly hazy copper coloured beer with head first bubbly then dissapearing to leave only a ring around the glass. Wheat can be spotted straight from the aroma which has sweet malts and grassy hops too. In flavour comes the rye malts first. Tastes quite sweet actually and a bit metallic too. Good body for the ABV and quite a lot carbonation.


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